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Licensed Practical Nurse
Summary
Title:Licensed Practical Nurse
ID:4562
Department:Adolescent Outpatient Services
Location:1220 Willis Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Description

Working Hours: 40 hrs week; Mon-Fri; 8am-5pm
Non-exempt

*** Experience with Adolescents preferred***

Employee performs basic nursing functions. Work is performed in accordance with established policies, procedures, and state and federal regulations. Work is reviewed through personal consultation, results obtained, discussions, and a review of reports and client service records. 

Qualifications

Completion of a program in practical nursing and licensure as a practical nurse; experience working in a clinical psychiatric setting and/or with chemically dependent individuals preferred.
 
  • Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate competency in current principles and practice related to health care of clients specific to the LPN’s program population.
  • Must have knowledge of the basic principles, methods, practices, and procedures of providing nursing care including administering medications.
  • Must have knowledge of psychiatric medications as well as general therapeutic drugs and narcotics for the clients being served in the LPN’s program.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, practices, and procedures for administering first aid and CPR. 
  • Ability to quickly and accurately assess situations and use sound judgment in applying medical or emergency intervention techniques.
  • Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with clients, family members, other employees, professionals, and the general public.
  • Ability to handle verbally and/or physically abusive and aggressive clients and utilize aggression control techniques to ensure the safety and well being of the client, family members, other clients, and employees in the clinic.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with emotionally disturbed and mentally ill or disabled clients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Responsibilities
 
  • Provides quality nursing care to clients; properly administers medication injections; performs initial and ongoing health assessments; documents results; takes vital signs on clients; ensures protection from blood borne pathogens by adhering to safety and environmental infection control policies and procedures.
  • Provides emergency care; responds to accidents, choking; administers CPR or first aid as needed; makes preliminary diagnosis of illnesses and documents all actions.
  • Provides medication education and medication delivery to identified clients.
  • Initiates care appropriate to program client needs.
  • Communicates with doctors, psychiatrists, pharmacists regarding client needs; arranges medical appointments; advises of unusual laboratory results, medication refills, returns, or other medication changes; follows all instructions given by doctors; attends treatment team meetings; provides input into development of client case plans.
  • Collects UA samples using Universal Precautions and in accordance with SMA polity and procedure.
  • Initiates crisis intervention as required to maintain a safe environment.
  • Records client information in SMA’s EMR in a timely manner and in accordance with SMA policy and procedure.
  • Performs related work as required by supervisor.
  • Commits to SMA’s Mission and Core Values.
  • Abides by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.
  • Works cooperatively in a group/team setting.
  • Shows respect to others.
  • Takes guidance and direction from supervisors.
  • Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work.​​​​​​​
SMA Healthcare, Inc. is a tobacco and drug-free workplace.
EEO Employer     W / M / Vet / Disabled
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