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LPN, Behavioral Health- Raritan Bay- F/T Days, 12 hr

Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Location: Perth Amboy
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Overview
The LPN takes a leadership role overseeing medical management including medication administration, ordering medication from contracted Pharmacy and documentation. The LPN will also have a collegial relationship with the shift leader in establishing a safe environment, providing personal supervision of the residents, facilitating groups and helping with the day- to- day functioning of the unit.

Responsibilities
1. Works closely with all physicians to transcribe medication orders, orders all needed medication, works with the pharmacy to assure the proper medication and dosages are received and follows up with the pharmacy to assure the proper medication and dosages are received and follow- up to make sure the medications are dispensed properly.2. Responsible for reviewing new medication orders and co-signs orders accurately. Administers medications and treatments as needed.3. Provides care to the patient population as delegated and is supervised by the RN and patient care is documented.4. Demonstrates effective therapeutic communication with patients, families, significant others by responding promptly with tact and sensitivity. Able to establish rapport with a variety of clients in a range of emotional states.5. Will assist with the admission and discharge process under the supervision of an RN.6. Stock and order all medications.7. Intervenes in emergency situations and initiates action necessary to maintain a safe, clean and therapeutic environment.8. Documents appropriate nursing interventions and PRN medication in the progress notes, including patient responses.9. Monitors lab results.10. Follows a plan of care for patients. Consistently, accurately, and independently prioritizes and completes routine assignments within guidelines and schedules.11. Recognizes psychosocial needs, their possible effects on behavior and intervenes to provide emotional support.12. Develops and maintains collegial relationships by sharing observations with other team members and works with the team to establish an environment that provides supervision and support.13. Assists the RN with running psycho-education, medication education, health education and patient/staff meetings.14. Maintains computer literacy for inputting orders.15. Continuously seeks areas for performance improvement within the unit.16. Attends mandatory in service programs, Code Practices, and maintains BLS certification and licensure.17. Assists with the orientation of personnel and students new to the unit. Assists the RN in assessing the direct care staff's educational needs, competencies and provides in-services under the supervision of the RN.18. Documents adverse reactions and patient incidents on approved hospital incident reports, providing follow-up when needed and documents correctly on person restraint forms.19. Oversees the general health care needs of each patient.20. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
Qualifications
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Graduate of accredited LPN program.
  • AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification or completed in the first 90 days of employment. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
    • Minimum of 1 year LPN experience.

      Our Network
      Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is a Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Facility
      As a courtesy to assist you in your job search, we would like to send your resume to other areas of our Hackensack Meridian Health network who may have current openings that fit your skills and experience.

Keywords: Hackensack Meridian Health, New York , LPN, Behavioral Health- Raritan Bay- F/T Days, 12 hr, Healthcare , Perth Amboy, New York

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