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licensed vocational nurse

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JOB LOCATION:

Long Beach United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job Title: LVN/LPT

Job Summary:

The Licensed Vocational Nurse or Licensed Psychiatric Technician may work as the medication nurse and/or floor nurse. This position is under the direct supervision of and RN Charge Nurse while on shift. The LVN/LPT is accountable to the Director of Nursing.

 

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

1. Adhere to standard operating procedure and processes as well as best practices.

2. Follow shift assignments and perform nursing activities such that quality care is provided in compliance with facility and regulatory standards.

3. Assist with admissions and discharges.

4. Ensure accurate and complete written documentation in the medical record. Complete all documentation within program established timeframes.

5. Actively participate in treatment team meetings as indicated.

6. Provide medication services including administration accurately and maintain the medication room/cart according to good clinical practice and regulations.

7. Monitor Patients for adverse drug reactions and report any such reactions to the physician, pharmacist, and charge nurse. Know side effects, normal dosage, and contraindications of all medications given.

8. Perform clinical procedures within scope of practice as directed by Physician.

9. Assist with maintaining inventory and equipment by visually inspecting equipment and supply levels and then communicating needs in writing or orally to vendors with the approval of the DON or his/her designee.

10. Demonstrates knowledge of nursing and safety procedures, especially in the event of a medical emergency, as described in facility manuals.

 

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Minimum Qualifications:

 

Education

Graduation from an accredited school of Vocational Nursing or Psychiatric Technology required.

Associate's degree, preferred.

 

Experience

Two (2) years experience with mentally ill patients or equivalent inpatient psychiatric experience required.

 

License or Certification

Current, valid, and unrestricted California LVN or LPT license.

Ability to pass facility medication test during orientation period and prior to passing medications.

Current CPR/BLS/First Aid certification or ability to obtain within 90 days of employment.

IV Certification preferred.

 

Specialized Skills

Ability to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with seriously and persistently mentally ill patients, other staff members, physicians, and the public.

Knowledge of medication administration; especially psychotropic medications.

 

Physical Requirements

Ability to physically perform containment, escort, and restraint procedures with assaultive Patients.

Ability to physically assist in lifting and carrying assaultive Patients weighing 100 lbs plus.

Ability to visually and audibly assess Patient's behavior and needs.

Ability to stand for long periods of time preparing and administering medications.

 

 

Position Details

POSTED:

Aug 01, 2022

EMPLOYMENT:

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SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S1648756810254594

LOCATION:

United States

CITY:

Long Beach

Job Origin:

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especially psychotropic medications.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:-.5in"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><b><u><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt">Physical Requirements</span></span></u></b></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:-.5in"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt">Ability to physically perform containment, escort, and restraint procedures with assaultive Patients.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:-.5in"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt">Ability to physically assist in lifting and carrying assaultive Patients weighing 100 lbs plus.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:-.5in"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt">Ability to visually and audibly assess Patient's behavior and needs.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:-.5in"><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="letter-spacing:-.1pt">Ability to stand for long periods of time preparing and administering medications.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p style="text-align:justify"> </p>


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