AltaPointe Health Systems

LPN Outpatient / Certified Medical Assistant (Bayou La Batre)

Job Locations US-AL-Bayou La Batre
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/4/2023 8:54 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
AltaPointe Site
Accordia Health - Bayou
Position Type
Full Time
Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM


Clinical Responsibilities

  • Responds to consumers’ requests for medication refills. Reviews charts for treatment compliance.  
  • Administers medication observing the seven rights of medication administration and ordering of medications to the pharmacy
  • Performs venipuncture for laboratory requests, drug screens, TB skin tests, etc.. monitors lab results and reports all abnormal findings to the physician
  • Provides individual, family and group education regarding consumer’s psychiatric illness.
  • Provides medication education for the consumer and family, including uses and potential side effects. Monitors consumers for potential side effects of medications and reports findings to the physician/CRNP/RN.
  • Communicates effectively with the physician regarding the consumer’s physical and mental condition.
  • Follows up on missed injections and documents in consumers record appropriately
  • Completes admission procedures for consumers and updates accordingly to AltaPointe’s Policy and Procedures. This process includes at a minimum: medical checklist, AIMS, vital signs, Medication List, and MARS if applicable
  • Documents on, Updates, and reconciles MARS if applicable
  • Interacts with consumer and evaluates needs to ensure that proper in formation is reported during staffing with the treatment team
  • May conduct infection control training for staff and consumers when indicated
  • May provide HIV education
  • Interfaces with the multi-disciplinary team and actively and cooperatively participates in development of the interdisciplinary treatment plan.
  • Provides emergency care as needed (CPR, PMAB, Emergency Medications), according to AltaPointe/Accordia Policy & Procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation.
  • Adheres to professional code of ethics.
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies.
  • Performs related duties as assigned
  • Meets Accordia Health productivity standards
  • Participates in general and medical staff meetings as required

Supervision and Consultation

  • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation needs.
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement.
  • Actively works to enhance clinical skills.

 Clinical Record Keeping

  • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy.
  • Documents in a clear, concise manner, types of consumer problems, treatment goals and services provided.
  • Documentation shows that forms, notes, logs, and other applicable written information are completed promptly, accurately and updated when appropriate.
  • Documents legibly.
  • Meets AltaPointe productivity standard


Courteous and respectful towards consumers, visitors and co-workers

  • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion.
  • Respects consumer’s privacy and confidentiality.
  • Is pleasant and cooperative with others.
  • Assists consumers and visitors as needed.
  • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others.
  • Is sensitive to the consumer’s needs, expectations and individual differences.
  • Is gentle and calm to consumers and families.
  • Works in a dependable, cooperative and positive manner with both program and other AltaPointe staff members


Administrative and Other related duties as Assigned

  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities.
  • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required.
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs.
  • Complies with AltaPointe policies & procedures.
  • Maintains current State license and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEU’s), and attends to required in-services and workshops.


Qualified candidates will possess a current LPN license to practice in the state of Alabama. Candidates must also have knowledge in adult psychiatric care and/or substance abuse/addictions, outlined below, to be attained within six (6) months of employment:

  • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders in the adult and child/adolescent population.
  • Knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing care.
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology especially those terms associated with adult and/or child/adolescent psychiatric care and /or substance abuse.
  • Familiarity of psychopharmacology and the use of psychotropic medications with the adult and/or child/adolescent and/or substance abuse population
  • Knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention, and interventions common to acute psychotic consumers and/or consumers with addictive disease as well as to non-violent crisis intervention practice.
  • Knowledge of educational methods appropriate to adults and/or children/adolescents with psychiatric disorders
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity.
  • Knowledge of psych rehab principles
  • Understanding of behavioral, psychological, physical health and social effects of psychoactive drugs, including alcohol and tobacco on the consumer and their significant others
  • Basic Teaching and Training skills


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