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Licensed Practical Nurse Detox

Metropolitan Development Council Tacoma, WA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision
Job Description

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides standard nursing care to include patients withdrawing from alcohol and/or drugs in a 16 bed inpatient detoxification facility.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upon admission of patients obtains medical history, performs physical assessments, completes all clinical forms on each patient
  • Initiate care plan and note if goals are met as needed or upon discharge
  • Performs patient treatment as ordered by the Physician
  • Implements and follows activities required to carry out doctor’s orders
  • Notify the Physician for orders when a patient is admitted and when patient exhibits symptoms of a condition not covered on the orders
  • Reviews patient screening form to determine if patient is eligible for admission
  • Consults with Sobering staff regarding patient’s medical concerns
  • Administers medications in accordance with doctor’s orders and notes effects in patient’s progress notes within two hours of administration
  • Gives TB test to all patients as ordered
  • Performs ongoing physical and medical assessments and medicates in accordance with doctor’s orders
  • Takes vital signs and charts information within every 8 hours on each patient, and/or as often as required which will be dictated by each patient’s condition
  • Informs Physician of special patient dietary needs or condition
  • Obtains order for diet and notifies Aide of any food allergies or special diet required
  • Completes HIV brief risk intervention with each patient at least every six months
  • Completes paperwork when returning medication to pharmacy
  • Completes progress notes on each patient at least twice within a shift period
  • Works, follows directives and doctor’s orders with minimal supervision
  • Assists Physician in rounds, keeping them abreast of each patient’s physical and emotional needs
  • Records quantities of all controlled substances at the beginning end of each shift and in the company of oncoming nurse. Signs and dates appropriate control forms
  • Assesses patient’s readiness for discharge, writes discharge summary in the progress notes, giving condition of patient on discharge and discharge disposition
  • Current active Washington State Nursing License and experience in chemical dependency, mental health, medical surgical procedures or other areas of nursing relevant to the position
  • The incumbent must pass a criminal background check
  • Must have current TB test or x-ray at time of hire
  • Must have a current First Aid/CPR card per licensing requirements
Company Description
MDC is a dynamic non-profit known for using best practices and finding solutions for vulnerable people. MDC offers a range of job opportunities for individuals who share our commitment to excellence, demonstrate personal and professional integrity, and optimize human potential and inclusion. Through an integrated approach of empowering individuals to make their own choices, MDC fulfills our mission of promoting self-sufficiency and removing individuals and families from poverty.

Metropolitan Development Council

MDC is a dynamic non-profit known for using best practices and finding solutions for vulnerable people. MDC offers a range of job opportunities for individuals who share our commitment to excellence, demonstrate personal and professional integrity, and optimize human potential and inclusion. Through an integrated approach of empowering individuals to make their own choices, MDC fulfills our mission of promoting self-sufficiency and removing individuals and families from poverty.

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