LPN

at Center For Discovery
Location Alexandria, Virginia
Date Posted February 7, 2019
Category Therapist/Counselor
Job Type As Needed / On Call

Description

This is an on-call position and hours are dependent upon census and scheduling needs of the program. The LVN/LPN is responsible for assisting and supporting residents through the entire treatment experience from admission through discharge. The LVN/Counselor is responsible for communicating observations and insights to the treatment team (i.e. therapists, dietitian, psychiatrist, pediatrician and facility administrator) to ensure the team is comprehensively addressing each client’s issues. The LVN/Counselor introduces each new client to his/her fellow residents and the treatment staff, and orients each client to the rules, expectations, and routine of the daily treatment schedule. The hours for this position coincide with program hours, which run Monday-Friday 11a-7p and Saturday from 9a-3p. Dietitians hours will vary based on census and scheduling needs of the program.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Completing H&P upon admission for each client
  • Developing and initiating the Nursing Care Plan
  • Facilitating therapeutic groups
  • Providing clear and complete client documentation
  • Implementing Physician Orders
  • Availability for consultation after hours and returns telephone calls/pages within a ten-minute time frame
  • Administering medication as prescribed
  • Counting narcotics daily, logs appropriately
  • Meeting regularly with medical staff to discuss client treatment
  • Providing assessments of medical problems as needed
  • Performing primary first aid and determining need for physician notification
  • Consulting with the physician and psychiatrist to ensure appropriate medical interventions
  • Meeting with each client, completes a daily assessment, and administers all prescription medication
  • Responsibility for carrying out any orders received from the physician and psychiatrist, and reports information to the Program Director and Facility
  • Understanding the therapeutic process and confidentiality laws, and have strong knowledge of professional ethics
  • Demonstrating leadership abilities, with an ability to communicate with persons from all educational and cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrating tact, initiative, resourcefulness, a professional manner, enthusiasm, and a non-judgmental attitude

Qualifications:

  • LVN/LPN Certification
  • Must be licensed in current state
  • Must have considerable knowledge of nursing principles and practice
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of medications and their proper application and use
  • Must be able to take vital signs and provide first aid
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