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Licensed Practical Nurse, Medication Clinic, 1106 at Centerstone

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Bradenton, Florida





Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Assesses needed nursing care and monitoring; provides direct nursing care services to clients/patients. Possesses leadership skills. Able to facilitate admissions and referrals. General knowledge base in Mental Health and Addictions nursing and Psychotropic medications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an approved school or college of nursing; current Florida licensure as a licensed practical nurse. Minimum of one year experience as an LPN in an acute care setting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: Mental Health and Addiction Nursing experience with good communication skills. Knowledge base of basic computer skills.

SPECIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Possesses written and verbal skills for effective communication. Performs basic EMR (Electronic Medical Record) computer skills. Detail oriented with effective problem solving skills. Possesses leadership skills effectively leading a team. Knowledge base in Psychotropic and detox medications.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/JOB DUTIES:

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Conducts weekly Clozaril and Injection Medication Clinics.
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Coordinates episodes with inpatient/outpatient case managers to ensure continuity of care.
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Actively participates in PI (Peer Review) and disseminates information to staff.
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Communicates with patients/physicians regarding their medications and refills.
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Monitors monthly labs for elevated WBC's for those patients attending Clozaril Clinic.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Noise level is high in some patient care areas. The position as described walks, sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during work hours. Is subject to frequent interruptions. Is involved with clients, residents, family members, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., in a behavioral health hospital and addictions setting. The employee will frequently be required to lift/pull/push/move up to 50 pounds. Must utilize conversational speech for effective verbal communication.

POSITION TYPE, EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK AND TRAVEL: Depends on Schedule

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Centerstone is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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