Clinic Nurse (LPN)

Family Counseling Center, Inc. Poplar Bluff, MO
Job purpose

The Clinic Nurse assists with the coordination of the psychiatrist's/nurse practitioner's daily activities. The Clinic Nurse also plans and manages patient care according to each patient's needs.

Qualifications

* A Registered Nurse (RN) licensed under Missouri state law to practice nursing, OR a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with Two (2) years of supervised related work experience.

* Psychiatric experience and experience with healthcare technology preferred.

* Must be capable of accurately recording and communicating diverse information and monitor said information;

* Meet the minimum requirements to be clinically privileged by FCC Behavioral Health.

Core Job Duties

* Evaluate person(s)-served physical condition.

* Obtain initial patient history.

* Take person(s)-served vital signs.

* Maintains timely, accurate, and well-written documentation associated with all person-served events.

* Maintain a monthly schedule for injections and administer injections.

* Perform screenings per Prescriber's request.

* Request lab results and follow up with reported results.

* Call in prescriptions and refill medications as needed and directed by the Prescriber.

* Enter all controlled medications and new medications.

* Manage Patient Assistance for all medications for the Prescribers.

* Complete prior authorizations for Medicare/Medicaid/insurances for the Prescribers.

* Answer phone calls regarding medications and notify Prescriber of adverse reactions.

* Weekly updates on sample medication inventory and storage as well as quarterly inventory report.

* Keep track of sample medication inventory and storage, as well as quarterly inventory reports.

* Manage the billing for Telehealth services.

* Handle request for records/discharge summaries as requested by Prescriber.

* Triage any medical conditions that occur during treatment.

* Participate in clinical staffing of all person(s)-served with supervisor and treatment team. Provide feedback to the treatment team in regard to medically related issues.

* Effectively manage any medical emergencies that may arise.

* When applicable, educate person(s)-served and family members (as necessary) about medication(s) prescribed to person(s)-served as well as side effects.

* Monitor medication compliance.

* Maintain inventory of all medical supplies.

* Ensure physician orders are appropriately followed.

* Accurate and timely completion of all medical interventions provided to person(s)-served.

* Ensuring communication and coordination with and between multiple service providers.

* Run EmoMed reports on person(s)-served on a regular basis and keep Supervisor updated.

* Ability to effectively utilize computer systems currently employed by FCC.

* Maintain/improve professional competencies through training activities and/or other educational means.

* Maintain awareness regarding the agency vision and assist staff in continuing motivation and empowerment.

* Participates in clinical staffing of person(s)-served to include attendance of meetings and/or written notes regarding person(s)-served cooperation and participation with program expectations.

* Complete all required medication documentation in record of person(s)-served.

* Treatment plan review forms completed accurately and in a timely manner.

* Accurate and timely completion of group counseling and group education logs, as required.

* Accurate completion of all required program specific medication forms.

* Accurate documentation of person(s)-served medical history and nursing assessment.

* Document specific aftercare plans in regard to medical follow-up.

* Consistently complies with supervisory directives as it applies to enforcement of facility policies and procedures with person(s)-served.

* Maintain/improve professional competencies through training activities and/or other educational means.

* Demonstrate a working knowledge of diagnostic criteria sets for substance use and/or mental disorders.

* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.

* Listen to others to facilitate an open exchange of ideas and provide for effective communication.

* Orally communicate information effectively and accurately.

* Assure program operates within the constraints of the agency's certification (CARF, DMH) standards and strategic plan related to clinical care.

* Maintain confidentiality, at all times, within the legal framework. Will adhere to established guidelines regarding confidentiality as well as the agency's adopted code of ethics.

* Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of person(s)-served as outlined in the agency and site Policies and Procedure Manuals.

* Maintain acceptable attendance record, respect break periods and work with supervisor to ensure coverage during any absence.

* Exhibit a professional appearance, attitude and demeanor that reflects confidence, positive self-esteem and overall professionalism when working with person(s)-served, co-workers, families and referral sources.

* Demonstrate initiative and a "can do" attitude.

* Other job duties and special projects as assigned.

Core Competencies/Working Knowledge

* Trauma Informed Care

* Suicide Prevention

* Motivational Interviewing

* Wellness Coaching

* Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

* Assessment Tools

* Demonstrate corporate "vision" in day-to-day activities

* Demonstrate corporate "values" in day-to-day activities (Privacy, Choice, Professionalism, Diversity, Collaborative, Respect, Ethics, Competency)

* Adaptability/Flexibility - open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace

* Leadership - displays a willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction

* Initiative - displays a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges

* Analytical Thinking - analyzes information and uses logic to address work-related issues and problems

* Attention to Detail - careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks

* Achievement/Effort establish/maintain personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks

* Innovation - use creativity/alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.