Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Location: Newark, NJ

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Our client is a broad-based healthcare provider.  In addition to running its own clinics our client provides hospital based programs including inpatient psychiatric services, ED evaluations, psychiatric crisis center intervention, medical/surgical floor consults, school-based programs, partial hospitalization programs, residential treatment services and healthcare services for correctional facilities.

Already more than 1,000 employees strong our client offers opportunities for those seeking a rewarding, exciting and challenging career.  Our client offers its employees a diverse array of opportunities to select from as they develop their career path in medical and behavioral health services.

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN)

In a team relationship with the Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse contributes to the nursing process through on-going systematic data collection, assisting with the health assessment, recording observations, goal identification and patient health education.

Responsibilities

  • In a team relationship with the RN supervisor, contributes to the nursing assessment.Initiates the admission process and assists with the identification of recurrent health problems, symptoms and behavioral changes of the patient.
  • Collects pertinent data through observation, interview, other members of the health team and communicates changes in the patient condition to other patient care providers .
  • Records all data obtained through assessment of the patient’s health record.
  • In a team relationship with the RN supervisor, contributes to the nursing care planning .
  • Assists in the formation of a written plan .
  • Assists in identifying both short and long term timed, measurable goals with anticipated behavioral changes .
  • Assists in setting priorities when planning care to meet patient needs.
  • Assists with patient health care and participates in multi-disciplinary care conferences.
  • Counts CDS Drugs and contraband, if required.
  • Assists physician in minor medical/surgical procedures .
  • Transcribes and posts all therapeutic orders generated by the physician.
  • Initiates and documents prescribed treatments for nursing interventions in compliance with policy and procedure.
  • Administers routine and/or PRN medications as ordered.
  • Practices universal precautions when providing nursing procedures.
  • Assists in maintaining a neat, clean and safe environment for patients and co-workers .
  • Keeps patient information confidential and respects patients’ right to privacy.
  • Keeps health team informed of observations and changing conditions of patients.
  • Must maintain and show bi-annual proof of active state nursing licensure with a copy to be placed in the personnel file maintained by the RN Supervisor.
  • Will be neat in appearance and adhere to nursing code policy; shall wear a white lab coat.
  • Arrives promptly for scheduled tour of duty for verbal report from off-going shift.
  • Notifies Administrator or his/her designee on call at least four (4) hours in advance if unable to attend work due to illness/emergency.
  • If requested by the RN Supervisor or Administrator, will present a doctor’s excuse if absent the day before or the day after a previously scheduled two days off .
  • Will notify the RN Supervisor if becoming ill on duty to notify him/her of the disposition.
  • Submits request for vacation or special time-off in advance of the posting of scheduled time.
  • Arranges work day exchange in the same pay period with a comparable member of the nursing staff for desired day off if the schedule has already been posted.
  • After agreement is reached, the Charge Nurse and/or the RN Supervisor is to be notified in writing by both parties of the desired schedule change agreement.
  • All approved schedule modifications will be at the discretion of the Charge Nurse and/or the RN Supervisor.
  • Is cognizant and adheres to all security regulations of the institution.
  • Adheres to assigned break and lunch periods.
  • Remains at assigned post until properly relieved.
  • Attends scheduled in-service programs and staff meetings .
  • Maintains an active CPR certification.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse program with current licensure in the state of employment. 
  • Must conform to the security clearance standards of the institution where employed.  
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