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Licensed Practical Nurse - Nights

Company: Seaside Health System
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Seaside Health System is seeking a full-time PM Behavioral Health LPN in our Baton Rouge Inpatient Hospital. Successful candidates are LPNs who value clinical excellence, integrity and treating patients and colleagues with dignity and respect.***Day Shift 6:45 pm to 7:15 amWe offer:Competitive Salaries based on experience.Collaborative family environment with supportive colleagues.Mentoring by senior nursing staff who are committed to your success and professional development.Established clinical protocols, policies and procedures based on outcomes and evidence-based practice.Medical/BCBS, Dental, Life, AD&D insurance and generous Paid Time Off (PTO) program.401(k) retirement plan.Requirements:Degree from an accredited school of nursing. Licensed to practice nursing in the state of Louisiana.Minimum 1 year recent medical surgical or psychiatric clinical experience preferred.Knowledgeable and demonstrate competency in current principles and practices clinically specific medical surgical and/or psychiatric nursing.Problem solver.Strong therapeutic verbal and non-verbal communication skills are critical.Ability to form a sound therapeutic alliance with patients.Elicit and understand patient concerns, to explain healthcare issues and to engage in shared decision-making if desired.Responsibilities may include:Manages medication administration, knows 6 Rs; right route; right medication; right patient; right time; right dose; right documentation, and appropriate handling and disposal of expired medications. Reports and completes medication variance report on all medication errors in a timely manner. Able to identify medications and simple action. Administers medications within one hour before and one hour after scheduled time.The Licensed Practical Nurse is accountable for providing nursing care as assigned by the RN and team participation to achieve and measure quality cost effective outcomes. Responsible for collecting data, implementing the plan of care and communicating patient information verbally and in writing. They support staff, patient and family education to enhance knowledge, skills and necessary behaviors to optimize the patients health status.Provides skilled nursing care to clients as directed by the registered nurse, clinical director or director of nursing, according to the psychiatric nursing standards of practice. Promotes and maintains client health through appropriate teaching measures under the direction of the registered nurse. Assists clients in learning appropriate self-care techniques.Demonstrates and complete Core Competencies training in dealing with difficult patients such as CPI, Restraint Training, CPR, age specific training and other training required. Recognizes the impact of group influence by behavior and demonstrates assistance with therapeutic interventions.Provides customer service in an ethical manner, treats all customers with dignity, respect, courtesy and compassion. Works cooperating with team members to reach patient care goals.Attends treatment team, shift report and meets with the quality improvement reviewer as needed. Understands the PI function, actively participates in data collection, measurement, assessment and improvement. Attends in-services and educational functions to maintain and increase knowledge base of psychiatric care as mandated by administrative personnel. Attends monthly unit and other required meetings. In addition, the RN is expected to accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job related skills and abilities.Assist RN in completion of admission documentation, completes Daily Treatment Team progress note, graphic sheets and other forms as assigned. Documents significant occurrences, observed behaviors, vital signs, nutritional intake and output, sleep graphs and daily education in the patient record.Understands the PI function, actively participates in data collection, measurement, assessment and improvement. Attends in-services and educational functions to maintain and increase knowledge base of psychiatric care as mandated by administrative personnel.Other duties as assigned/required.Equal Employment OpportunitySeaside Behavioral Center is committed to the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees and applicants. It is our policy to ensure that both current and prospective employees are afforded equal employment opportunity without consideration of race, religious creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability in accordance with local, state and federal laws.Americans with Disabilities ActApplicants as well as employees who are or become disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law. #IND123by Jobble

Keywords: Seaside Health System, Baton Rouge , Licensed Practical Nurse - Nights, Healthcare , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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