Licensed Practical Nurse Job in Mays Landing, NJ
Assess the physiological and behavioral health status of the patient.
Help to completes initial assessment and develops the plan of care.
Recognizes reports and acts upon reports of deviation in diagnostic studies.
Accurately assesses and documents vital signs and signs of pain and efficacy of intervention
Communicates and documents client's psychosocial status.
Collaborates with treatment team to include ancillary departments in order to determine appropriate treatment/discharge plan.
Assists the client in understanding the nature of the disease of addiction and the need for treatment.
Assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and patients.
Completes necessary documentation as required by organization Policies and Procedures.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Maintains accurate records and documentation of patient treatments, immunizations, and laboratory results according to standard medical recordkeeping.
Follows established policies and procedures for verification of narcotic counts
Administers medications according to organization policy.
Verifies the MAR for correct medication and administration times.
Monitors behavioral changes which may be related to medication administration.
Provides courteous, high quality service to patients and members of the public by responding to requests for service or making appropriate referrals in a timely manner.
Works effectively with and through others including those whom there is no formal authority over.
Makes good decisions based on sound understanding and evaluation of relevant information; gathers information and involves others as appropriate
Demonstrates concern for meeting internal and external customers' needs in a manner that provides satisfaction for the customer within the resources that can be made available.
Identifies problems, involves others in seeking solutions, conducts appropriate analyses, searches for best solutions; responds quickly to new challenges.
Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.
Education and Experience:
State Registered Practical Nursing license required.
One year of experience in a behavioral hospital is desirable, but incumbent may be a recent graduate; phlebotomy skills preferred.
Knowledge of health care, detoxification process, addiction, co-occurring disorders and DSM Criteria.
Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar.
Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.