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Psychiatric Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Metropolitan Development Council
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides nursing interventions in a locked impatient mental health facility, the Evaluation & Treatment Center. This position provides behavioral supervision to clients and works with an internal team to coordinate behavioral and physical healthcare. This is a full time swing position.Essential Duties & Responsibilities:* Provides nursing care following established nursing service objectives and standards* Ensures that all safety and infection control practices are followed according to established guidelines and procedures.* Distributes and documents medications (including narcotics) according to established standards and regulatory instructions;* Use a Pyxis machine to support distribution of medications and updates Medication Administration Records in a timely, accurate manner for all clients as orders change.* Responds to emergency situations to help support the clinical and nursing E&T staff in delivery of services to the E&T guests.* Provides first aid and CPR as needed;* Responds to emergency situations to help support the clinical and nursing E & T staff in delivery of services to the E & T guests;* Document all provided services in the E & T guests medical record, ensuring that required documentation is complete and is in compliance with regulations;* Completes charting entries as required and regulated by state and federal law.* High School Diploma or GED, or Two year AA degree and Current license as a Washington state Licensed Practical Nursing Professional State credential without any restrictions* Must have a current First Aid/CPR card per licensing requirements;* One year direct experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness.* Three years of experience working with a similar population in a similar capacity;* Knowledge of major mental illnesses and commonly prescribed psychotropic medications* Must have the physical ability to successfully complete and maintain all aspects of mental health safety training associated company, state, federal training in compliance with licensure;* Must demonstrate an expert understanding of mental and substance disorder assessment and management

Keywords: Metropolitan Development Council, Tacoma , Psychiatric Licensed Practical Nurse, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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