LPN Residential Part-Time PM

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4 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-4006
# of Openings
1
Zeigler OP
Category
Nursing/Clinical
Position Type
Part Time

Overview

AltaPointe’s Adult Residential Services are designed for consumers with serious and persistent mental illness who require social rehabilitation and community support. Combining medical, nursing and clinical services, our staff provides care and treatment for more than 200 adults in need of intensive service provision. The Adult Residential Services Program consists of group homes, which are supervised 24 hours/day when consumers are on the premises.  Expected outcomes are the same for each adult group home: to prevent re-hospitalization and to maximize and maintain successful community placement. Residential care focuses on the rehabilitation and return to the community of seriously mentally ill consumers.

Responsibilities

LPN's in the residential setting are responsible for administering medications, reviewing MARs to ensure medication management, deescalating or resolving crisis situations, and compliance with the Nurse Delegation Program.

 

Essential Functions

  • Administers medications, observing the Seven Rights of medication administration and monitors consumers for potential side effects of medications and report findings to the physician.
  • Provides medication education for the consumer and family, including uses and potential side effects.
  • Identifies psychiatric and medical needs of consumers and communicates effectively with the physicians to include taking off any orders and completing consults.
  • Observes consumers behavior in groups and activities, interacts with consumers and evaluate needs to ensure that proper information is reported from shift to shift
  • Interfaces with the multi-disciplinary team and actively and cooperatively participates in development of the interdisciplinary treatment plan
  • Monitors laboratory results and reports all abnormal findings to the physician
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation, including providing emergency care as needed (CPR, MindSet, PRN medications)
  • Applies restraint and emergency PRN medications per AltaPointe policy and procedure
  • Ongoing compliance with the Nurse Delegation Program, including recertification requirements, including taking MAS calls
  • Assists consumers with personal care issues (bathing, toileting, and other personal hygiene issues)
  • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation needs
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
  • Actively works to enhance clinical skills
  • Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings
  • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
  • Documents in a clear, concise manner all nursing services provided to the consumer and general observations
  • Documentation shows that forms, logs, and other applicable written information are completed accurately and updated when appropriate
  • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
  • Manages physically aggressive consumers in a manner which protects individual dignity, respect, and self esteem
  • 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 with consumers and families
  • 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
  • Follows AltaPointe Policy & Procedures
  • Maintains current State license and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEU’s), and attends the required in-services and workshops

Qualifications

Current Licensed Practical Nurse in Alabama

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