LPN Inpatient / Magnolia Ridge

Frontier Health Johnson City, TN
SUMMARY:

Renders professional nursing care, as directed by RN, to individuals within an assigned unit of the hospital and/or program.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Education: Completion of accredited program of nursing required.

Licensure: Must possess and maintain licensure by Tennessee and/or Virginia.

Certification N/A

Experience: Experience in nursing in a psychiatric setting preferred.

Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of accepted nursing practices and procedures.

CPR Training.

Ability to maintain composure in difficult situations.

Ability to follow written and verbal directions.

Verbal/written communication skills.

EQUIPMENT:

Computer, electronic thermometer, suction machine, glucometer, O2 equipment and any other equipment required to perform the functions of the position.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Assist in the development of a plan of care.

* Record individual's activities, observations and behavioral symptoms per treatment plan and program procedure, as evidenced by performance improvement findings.

* Attends and participated in staff conferences or interdisciplinary team meetings to ensure input as it relates to patients, as assigned.

* Provides a variety of didactic therapeutic groups as per specific program requirements.

* Assists physicians as needed or requested.

* Evaluates and documents individual's reactions to medications and treatments.

* Administers prescribed medications per MD order. -95% compliance

* Educates individual/family toward an understanding of health/illness. 90% compliance

* Monitors/assesses individual vital signs, observes and records medical needs, and responses to medical treatment.

* Utilize personal protective equipment when performing invasive procedures, collecting urine and transporting lab specimens.

* Knowledgeable of Management of Aggressive Patient techniques and utilizes in emergency psychiatric situations.

* Attend and participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and inservices and individual program planning staffings as needed.

* All other duties as assigned.