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Staff Nurse (LPN)

Company: Ridgeview Institute - Smyrna
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationRidgeview Institute - Smyrna, GAPosition TypeFull-Time/Part-TimeEducation LevelNot SpecifiedJob ShiftAnyPosition SummaryThe Staff Nurse (L.P.N.) is a licensed practical nurse who assists in providing nursing care through collaborative efforts with health team members in accordance with the nursing process and the standards of care and practices.Assessment

  • Document patient information and nursing care in the provision of nursing services.
    • Document any significant changes in the patient's condition in compliance with
      facility policy. Alerts the registered nurse of changes needing reassessment.
      • Report any signs or symptoms of infection in patients to the Infection Control Nurse.
        • Verify the accuracy of patient records.
          • Employ principles of communication, interviewing techniques, problem solving and crisis intervention when performing psychotherapeutic interventions.
            • Intervention is based on knowledge of psychiatric and medical nursing procedures, as well as
              the plan of care.
              • Accurately administer medication to patients.
                • Transcribe and carry out physician's/licensed practitioner's treatment orders accurately and assigned by the RN.
                  • Utilize appropriate interventions in psychiatric and medical emergencies.
                    Treatment Planning
                    • Provide data as appropriate for the development of an interdisciplinary treatment plan with specific and measurable goals, objectives and interventions defining actions unique to each patient's needs.
                      • Assist in the revision of the plan as goals/objectives are met or when the patient's condition changes.
                        • Document both the nursing interventions on the treatment plan and the patient's response to the
                          • Assure patients are adequately oriented to the program.
                            • Monitor program activity and encourage patient participation.
                              • Assist in providing nursing care to patients, during episode of care.
                                4 Provide structure and maintain a therapeutic environment in collaboration with the patient and other health care providers.
                                • Consistently utilize universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.
                                  • Utilize self as a role model to promote health communication.
                                    • Provide education to patients and families based on their identified needs and limitations, such
                                      as, communication, interpersonal and social skills as well as basic principles of physical health.
                                      • Provides and documents discharge instructions including food and drug interactions, diets and
                                        activities, as appropriate.
                                        • Document the effectiveness of all patient teaching.
                                          • Provide opportunities for patients and families to question, discuss and explore their feelings
                                            about prescribed therapies/interventions/diagnosis.
                                            • Participate in performance improvement programs.
                                              • Collaborate with other team members.
                                                • Act as the patient's advocate and assure that patient rights are upheld.
                                                  • Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations and risk
                                                    • Utilize time constructively and in an organized manner to accomplish assigned responsibilities.
                                                      • Demonstrate guest relations in communication, cooperation and in giving assistance to patients,
                                                        physicians/licensed practitioners, co-workers and visitors in a prompt and courteous manner.
                                                        • Follow facility, departmental and personnel policies and procedures
                                                          • Comply with the employee Code of Ethics.
                                                            • Works overtime in a case of emergency or as deemed necessary by supervisor.
                                                              • Attends mandatory educational programs and annual in-services.
                                                                • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.QualificationsEducation: Graduate from an accredited licensed practical nursing required.Experience: A minimum of three (3) years' experience in a psychiatric health-care facility preferred.Licensure: Currently licensed to practice by the Georgia State Board of Nursing.Additional Requirements: Must pass a medication administration exam before administering Medications. CPR certification and successful completion of CPI including restraint and seclusion policies, within 90 days of employment, and prior to assisting in restraining procedures.
                                                                  Ridgeview-Smyrna offers competitive rates and benefits; time off, medical, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, and matching 401k.
                                                                  Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Ridgeview Institute - Smyrna, Smyrna , Staff Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Smyrna, Georgia

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