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21-081 Licensed Practical Nurse

Southwest Behavioral Care, Inc. - Behavioral Health | Uniontown, PA | Part Time

Job Description

SOUTHWEST BEHAVIORAL CARE, INC.

JOB VACANCY NOTICE

POSITION:                           Licensed Practical Nurse

                                             Uniontown-Mental Health Outpatient and Drug & Alcohol Programs

 

PAY GRADE:                       12

 

WAGE:                                 $16.76/hr. (Part-Time with the opportunity for advancement to Full-Time)

 

PASSION FOR HELPING OTHERS?  WE ACTUALLY CHANGE PEOPLE’S LIVES!  JOIN OUR TEAM!

 

*MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND DAYLIGHT HOURS*

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides medication management, intakes individual sessions, medication inventory, and other nursing duties.
  • Provides physician-directed counseling to clients and educates families to develop effective follow-up services.
  • Provides professional nursing and/or psychotherapy community treatment team services.
  • Maintains close contact with program supervisor and medical doctor, reporting any reactions to medications any changes in physical/emotional condition and reporting observations.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation of clinical and statistical records; completes re-certifications and medical information forms, and maintains records of medications.
  • Monitors patient progress on an ongoing basis and completes and submits reports and recommendations of monitoring.
  • Maintains contact and serves as a patient advocate with appropriate medical professionals, as required by the patient’s needs and treatment.
  • Performs other related duties as may be necessary or required to ensure patient safety, quality treatment, and successful operation of the program.
  • Assumes a lead role in responding to emergency situations, when necessary.
  • Adheres to all policies, laws, regulations and codes of ethics and confidentiality as outlined by federal and state laws, and agency policies and procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited and approved Practical Nursing Program.
  • Current and valid LPN licensure to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • ANA certification in Psychiatric or Community Health nursing or eligibility for same.
  • Must successfully obtain Criminal History Clearance from the PA State Police, Child Abuse Clearance from the PA Department of Human Services and FBI Fingerprint Clearance.
  • Must not be excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal health care program.
  • Ability to transport oneself and/or clients in an insured vehicle, as program or client needs dictate.
  • Ability to observe client's behavior and keep accurate and detailed charts and records.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle clients with acute or chronic mental health conditions.
  • Ability to work independently following established policies and procedures, including emergency situations.

 

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD VISIT OUR WEBSITE http://www.sphs.org/employment.html FOR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OR STOP INTO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT 300 CHAMBER PLAZA, CHARLEROI, PA.   POSTING#21-081.      

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