The Psychiatric LPN supports client recovery through the rendering of nursing care in terms of individualized client needs, according to the dependent and independent nursing functions and conformance with recognized nursing techniques, procedures and established standards based on the scope of practical nursing, under the direction/delegation of the registered nurse. Possibility for extended hours. May support clinic prescriber both in person and via Telehealth. This position will mainly work at the East Grand Forks Branch Clinic location with limited travel to Hallock and Warren.
Direct Client Care:
1. Responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of nursing support services for the medication management function of the organization.
2. Assist in or ensure necessary medical related patient intake documentation is completed, reviewed and issues addressed.
3. Conduct necessary review of systems such as heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, height, weight or other applicable systems recommended by the medication management provider.
4. Conduct necessary medication reconciliations to ensure accurate medications lists are documented in the client record.
5. Provide customer service by promptly responding to patient and community partner requests, phone calls, and/or other communications.
6. Coordinate medication refills as needed or with other nursing staff.
7. Provide needed medication education to eligible clients.
8. Triage client requests and needs to ensure applicable interventions are provided timely.
9. Work closely with medical records to ensure needed information is in the client record for coordination of care such as lab reports, hospital discharge summaries or other.
10. Assist in and/or take the lead in the writing of needed policy and/or procedures to ensure the medication management function is meeting federal, state and local requirements, standards and best practices.
11. Coordinates with Medication Management providers and other providers on clinical interventions and priorities to best address any client issue.
12. Responsible for developing, managing and maintaining a compliant sample medication acquisition, storage, tracking and dissemination system.
13. When clients call in or when returning calls from clients, coordinate medication issues with the psychiatrist, the client, the agency staff person and the pharmacy, if necessary.
14. Effectively coordinates client care in a friendly, courteous, and helpful manner in the external environment which generally involves social service agencies, county nursing services, group homes, family members, and primary care physicians, etc.
15. Assists as needed with monitoring requests and follows related to medication authorization. Responsible for writing up orders to be signed by medication management provider or other necessary notes.
1. Document in the organizations Electronic Health Record any client communication, care coordination efforts or other necessary information to maintain a complete client record.
2. Conduct routine record reviews to ensure necessary documentation is completed and up to date such needed medical records from other agencies, progress notes and evaluations related to medication management.
Supports a positive work environment with the goal of delivering client-centered, team-based care in the following ways:
1. Attends work regularly, notifying appropriate individuals when leaves are necessary.
2. Uses work time effectively.
3. Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
4. Works cooperatively with Supervisor, members of the NWMHC team and with community stakeholders.
1. This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
- Current, unencumbered MN licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
- Two plus years of experience in direct nursing either clinic or community based.
- Describe concisely clinical data, presenting problems to others.
- Valid driver's license and insurable under agency's automobile insurance policy.
- Must be free from substance use problems for a period of no less than 2 years.
- Must pass criminal background study through DHS NetStudy 2.0.
- Access to personal vehicle, and the ability and willingness to use the vehicle in carrying out position responsibilities, including travel within the service area and to other areas for workshops or as part of job duties.
- Functions within legal and ethical boundaries consistent with the scope of personal practice or personal licensure, HIPAA guidelines, and other local, state, or federal regulatory guidelines.
- Ability to consult, to teach, and to individualize treatment plans for specific cases and problems.
- Ability to follow-through with task assignments and maturity with respect to duties.
- Demonstrated ability to provide the services described in the above position description, as well as excellent organizational skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and creative problem-solving skills.