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Licensed Practical Nurse - Outpatient Mental Health

Company: The Execu-Search Group
Location: Danville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

A health services network in Virginia is currently seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to join their staff as a Psychiatric Nurse (RN).

Responsibilities:

The Psychiatric Nurse (LPN) will:
Administer injections and take vital signs
Assess individuals' response to medications, monitoring for therapeutic effectiveness and potential side effects
Provide educational information to individuals, their families and Behavioral Health Services Division staff regarding psychotropic medications, effects and potential side effects
Deliver medications and administer injections to county individuals at the Gretna facility monthly
Document pertinent data, observations and services in client records according to established regulations
Interface with Division medical providers and staff, private doctors and pharmacists, in a pleasant, cooperative manner to facilitate individual services
Participate in appropriate administrative and clinical meetings
Complete required MIS and billing forms
Administer first aid for individuals and staff in the event of a medical emergency
Perform other duties, as needed

Qualifications:
Completion of a Practical Nursing program
VA Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Experience with drawing bloods and administering medications
Thorough understanding of psychotropic medications, their effects and potential side effects for adults and children.
Knowledge of mental disorders, substance use disorders, diagnostic categories, treatment modalities, and intervention techniques for adults and children.
Comprehensive knowledge of medication administration and recording procedures.
Thorough understanding of universal precautions and exposure control procedures
Solid understanding of basic Counseling techniques
Solid understanding of confidentiality laws
Thorough knowledge of approved medical abbreviations
Solid assessment, clinical, and documentation skills
Patient oriented
Great interpersonal skills
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
Strong attention to detail
Highly organized

Desired Skills:
6+ months of experience working with Mentally Ill individuals

Keywords: The Execu-Search Group, Danville , Licensed Practical Nurse - Outpatient Mental Health, Healthcare , Danville, Virginia

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