The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position will be responsible for providing nursing care for clients participating in In-Patient, Long-Term Residential, and Intensive Out-Patient substance abuse treatment programs.
- Management of client medication including: medication inventory control, controlled substance control, medication distribution, dosing with accurate documentation.
- Communication with physicians including, but not limited to: processing updated medication changes and orders, monitoring client detoxification processes, potential drug interactions/ extrapyramidal side-effects, and following physician ordered detoxification medication protocols.
- To monitor and document client vital signs and to report abnormal vital sign changes to the attending physician.
- To oversee and document the disposal of discontinued client medication.
- To provide each client with individualized nursing consultations.
- To communicate medication compliance issues with the physician and clinical team.
- Adheres to DEA mandated medication dispensing policies and procedures.
- Implementing and developing policies and procedures regarding storage and distribution of all medications.
- Other responsibilities as directed by the physician and/ or Chief Operating Officer.
- Knowledge of HIPPA regulations, nursing policies, procedures, protocols, treatments, and standards of nursing care.
- Efficient computer skills with electronic medical record keeping proficiency.
- Assisting and caring for others— Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
- Full-time 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Monday - Friday
Required Education and Experience
- Current State of Missouri Certified Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in good standing