Licensed Practical Nurse
Company: Job Juncture
Posted on: January 19, 2023
Job description: Top Client has multiple openings for a Licensed
Practical Nurse!Major Duties:The Secure Program LPN works under the
supervision of the Program and Nursing Director. This position
provides health assessments to determine admission appropriateness
of each participant referred to the Secure Treatment Program. The
Secure Program LPN also coordinates primary care within the
community, provides management and administration of medication in
conjunction with the prescriber, and provides specialized crisis
intervention and short-term intervention services to adults and
older adults experiencing an acute behavioral health crisis, with
the goal of crisis stabilization within the least restrictive
setting. Qualifications: In fulfilling these duties, the incumbent
performs the following duties independently:Participate in initial
and ongoing psychosocial assessment of the goals and needs of
Assist in development and implementation of a multidisciplinary
service plan in collaboration with the participant, team, and
others at the participants request.
Under the direction of the RN supervisor and prescriber, develop,
revise, maintain, and monitor team psychopharmacologic and medical
treatment including administering, monitoring, and recording
psychotropic medications prescribed by the prescriber.
Monitor and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness,
complications, and side effects; and arrange for required lab work
according to protocol.
Conduct regular assessments of therapeutic responses to prescribed
psychotropic medications, and complications and side effects.
Triage medical complaints with RN supervisor and/or prescriber.
Educate participants regarding medications.
Provide behavioral health care with respect for individual
confidentiality, safety and self-determination.
Complete all required documentation in an accurate, complete, and
timely manner per agency policies and procedures.
Participate in the implementation of agency tracking systems and
chart audit procedures.
Take the initiative to seek supervisory or collegial assistance
with follow-through or methodology if problems with documentation
quality or timeliness persist.
Independently identify program needs and take responsibility for
realizing those needs through collective processes.
Actively contribute to program development by participating in
agency meetings, serving on working committees, and undertaking
agreed upon independent projects for the improvement of the agency
and enhancement of services.
Ensure own professional development and maintain licensure and/or
Other duties as assigned.Requirements:Associates degree in nursing
Current WA state LPN license required;
Current CPR and First Aid and Food Handlers permit, or ability to
obtain one within 90 days.
At least one year of work experience in an inpatient or outpatient
psychiatric setting, involuntary services experience preferred.
Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each
person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in
normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access
to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and
Be willing to seek to understand each individuals unique
circumstances and personal preferences and goals and incorporate
them into the crisis response to help individuals regain a sense of
Have a strong understanding of recovery and resilience, the value
of partnerships and individual choice, and the balance between
protection from harm and personal dignity.
Interest or experience in working with individuals who are
difficult to engage and maintain in traditional behavioral health
Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across
programs and of consideration and respect for individuals.
Ability to work effectively with individuals displaying a wide
range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors.
Demonstrated knowledge regarding the management of challenging
Competency in adult psychopathology and pharmacology; clinical
treatments of dual diagnosis clients and of substance use and
addictions, individual crisis intervention and psychotherapy;
professional ethics, and individual rights.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work well with others.
This position requires shift work and requires the ability to work
within a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings. Why is
This a Great Opportunity: Great benefits!Four Weeks accrued
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