Job Description Summary:
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides nursing interventions in a locked impatient mental health facility. This position provides behavioral supervision to clients and works with an internal team to coordinate behavioral and physical healthcare.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The essential duties and responsibilities listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Provides nursing care following established nursing service objectives and standards.
- Ensures that all safety and infection control practices are followed according to established guidelines and procedures.
- Distributes and documents medications (including narcotics) according to established standards and regulatory instructions.
- Use a Pyxis machine to support distribution of medications and updates Medication Administration Records in a timely, accurate manner for all clients as orders change.
- Responds to emergency situations to help support the clinical and nursing E&T staff in delivery of services to the E&T guests.
- Provides first aid and CPR as needed;
- Responds to emergency situations to help support the clinical and nursing E & T staff in delivery of services to the E & T guests;
- Document all provided services in the E & T guests medical record, ensuring that required documentation is complete and is in compliance with regulations;
- Completes charting entries as required and regulated by state and federal law.
- High School Diploma or GED, or Two year AA degree and Current license as a Washington state Licensed Practical Nursing Professional State credential without any restrictions.
- Must have a current First Aid/CPR card per licensing requirements;
- One year direct experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness.
- Three years of experience working with a similar population in a similar capacity;
- Knowledge of major mental illnesses and commonly prescribed psychotropic medications
- Must have the physical ability to successfully complete and maintain all aspects of mental health safety training associated company, state, federal training in compliance with licensure;
- Must demonstrate an expert understanding of mental and substance disorder assessment and management
- Must be able to successfully pass MDC’s physical intervention training within 30 days of hire
- Must be able to successfully re-certify in MDC’s physical intervention training on an annual basis
This position performs work in a locked inpatient mental health facility, often interacting with individuals with unpredictable behaviors. Requires the ability to speak and hear at normal conversational levels, with the ability to observe sometimes-subtle visual cues, and the ability to work in an environment that may at times be noisy and include a variety of distracting activity. Must have the physical ability: 1) to complete successfully all aspects of inpatient mental health safety training courses such as AVADE, 2) to move about the facility quickly to respond to emergency situations, 3) to appropriately physically and verbally intervene with individuals who may be behaviorally out of control, and 4) to lift 20 pounds.
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MDC complies with Federal, State and Local provisions for accommodations including the Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job and/or work environment. These modifications enable an individual with a disability to have and equal opportunity to perform tasks associated with a position. We support employees who may need a modification or an adjustment. Our HR Team can assist you with any reasonable accommodation.