North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

  • LPN- Behavioral Health

    Job Location US-AR-Harrison
    Job ID
    2017-2285
    Category
    Nursing
    Shift
    Varies
    Facility
    NARMC
    Type
    PRN
  • Overview

    The Licensed Practical Nurse will be responsible for daily, round-the-clock care of Resolutions patients.

     

    The Licensed Practical Nurse will be responsible for medication administration, order entry, nursing documentation, continual assessment, receiving and following physician orders.

     

    The Licensed Practical Nurse will function as a member of the multidisciplinary team.

     

    The Licensed Practical Nurse will assist in the maintenance of the therapeutic milieu.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible to: Charge Nurse.
    • Reports to: Assistant Program Director.
    • Workers supervised: None.
    • Regular contact with hospital departments for information, and to coordinate services.
    • Regular contact with patients, nursing staff, physicians, referral sources and families.
    • Takes necessary self-precautions, and manages both patients and employees against infectious diseases.
    • Also, insures environmental precautions when handling supplies and waste.
    • Acts as a resource and role model for other staff members.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures pertinent to the position.
    • Makes suggestions for and conducts in-service programs.
    • Attends Hospital and Unit in-service program.
    • Attends 100% of Mandatory In-services.
    • Maintains a positive attitude.
    • Accepts constructive criticism.
    • Readily accepts additional duties.
    • Adheres to the established Dress Code.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures pertinent to position.
    • Treats patients, visitors, physicians and coworkers with courtesy, dignity and respect.
    • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

    Qualifications

    Education:

     

    Completion of an accredited Licensed Practical School of Nursing

     

    Experience:

     

    Experience working with the psychiatric population. Experience working with the psychiatric population, CPR Certification, Affinity for Safety or similar certification.

     

    Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

     

    Arkansas Nursing License or Compact State. BLS certification required, ACLS preferred. CPI or similar certification.

    Must have a copy of a diploma or offical transcript of the highest level of education

     

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

     

    Knowledge of policies and procedures for the behavioral health departments and hospital-wide, knowledge of nursing practice regulations, ability to use computer programs for communication and documentation.

    Physical demands require the ability to lift, push, pull, stand, sit and walk distances without restrictions.

    Meditech and/or other related medical office software.

    Knowledge of the psychiatric patient, disease process, medications and treatment

    Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English

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