Licensed Practical Nurse LPN
- Posted: over a month ago
- Benefits: dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Crisis Services - Baltimore
Full Time, Days and Evenings, varies
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for working with the clinical treatment teams in managing the mental, substance, and physical health of the members.
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:1. Performs all the duties related to the management of oral and injectable medications for members. 2. Administers psychiatric injections. 3. Provides patients with daily Suboxone dose and observes patients taking it. 4. Performs duties related to the assessment, coordination, follow-up, tracking and documentation of medical care for members. 5. Provides clinical expertise related to the management of psychiatric and medical crises. 6. Provides assistance to On-Call staff including obtaining needed medications. 7. Provides health education teaching/training to members and staff, including agency staff as needed. 8. Performs all other direct job related duties as is assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:1. Current Maryland license as a Licensed Practical Nurse. 2. At least 2 years experience in health services as an LPN, 1 of which must have been related to the provision of services relevant to mental health nursing and included medical-surgical experience. 3. Knowledge and understanding of medical and psychiatric nursing care practice in the community, especially among underserved populations. 4. Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task. 5. Good verbal and written communication skills. 6. Weekend and evening hours as needed to assist On-Call. 7. Basic computer skills to include knowledge of WORD, EXCEL, and ACCESS. 8. Ability to maintain moderate to heavy physical activity to include walking (including stairs), lifting (charts, medical records), driving, and some outdoor activities. Additionally member contact may dictate assistance with lifting, lowering, or transfer of members to alternate physical positions.
Sheppard Pratt currently has 5,000 employees, and we are always looking to add compassionate and caring members to our team. If you are someone who is interested in behavioral health, psychology, education, nursing, or social work, Sheppard Pratt is the right fit for you.”
Sheppard Pratt Health System
Sheppard Pratt is the nation’s largest private, nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, special education, developmental disability, and social services. We serve over 70,000 people every year and have over 160 programs in 16 counties throughout the State of Maryland. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals and families by compassionately serving their mental health, addiction, special education, and community support needs. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Sheppard Pratt as one of the top psychiatric hospitals in the nation for the past thirty years. ! Sheppard Pratt is committed to fostering a safe, welcoming, and diverse environment for employees and patients, and recently earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Sheppard Pratt currently has 5,000 employees, and we are always looking to add compassionate and caring members to our team. If you are someone who is interested in behavioral health, psychology, education, nursing, or social work, Sheppard Pratt is the right fit for you.”