LPN-Week Days- Ritter House/Behavioral Health Experience preferred in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 1/12/2021

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Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: SEMHC  

Req ID:  7743 

Schedule: Part Time 

Shift: Days 

Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center, Indiana's first community mental health center, provides comprehensive care for emotional and behavioral problems, including severe mental illness and substance abuse. The Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center offers both inpatient and outpatient services, including several outreach centers as well as clinic- and community-based services.

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Job Role Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse, in collaboration with an RN, performs the functions of a Licensed Practical Nurse in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating assigned patient care.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County; models Eskenazi Health values
  • In collaboration with an RN, performs the functions of a Licensed Practical Nurse in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating assigned patient care
  • Responsible for all patient care assigned, and standards of practice with the support of the RN
  • Participates with assistance in health care team approach for clients; assists in performing client examinations, treatments and specialized procedures as defined by area specific guidelines
  • Administers prescribed treatments and/or medications after demonstration of clinical competency and in accordance with hospital/center/nursing policy and procedure
  • Performs independently advanced skills within area guidelines and after education and demonstration of clinical competency
  • Maintains medication accountability records, stock records and client-physician schedule
  • Performs intake process of medical history gathering, lab work scheduling, withdrawal symptoms documentation and client orientation to clinical procedures
  • Participates in team meetings including input of information that can be helpful to the counselors in client-care and clinical management
  • Alters activities/behaviors to reflect/ensure adequate care appropriate to age of patient served as identified in area-specific procedures or job specific competencies
  • Evaluates clients to determine whether a different level of medical care is needed

Job Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited training program for Licensed Practical Nurses, or the equivalent, incorporating pharmacology, or proof of completion of pharmacology course
  • Six months of clinical nursing experience with patients of all age groups
  • Current Indiana license as Licensed Practical Nurse or eligibility for license
  • Experience working in a physician's office, immediate care or emergency room preferred.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses if working in mental health (for Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center only)
  • CPI
  • CPR
  • Annual Education
  • Age Related
  • Mental Status Exam
  • Medications
  • DSM IV
  • Addictions
  • Legal

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge acquired in an accredited LPN training program; skills in delivery of patient care, and use of equipment and instruments appropriate to assigned unit
  • Good interpersonal communication skills with ability to accurately read and record information
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, and to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of people/patients
  • Ability to function in stressful or crisis situations
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served
  • Ability to use age appropriate communications skills
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs
  • All individuals working for the Opioid Treatment Program must have experience and training to safely manage therapeutic services to patients and to provide therapeutic services to patients receiving Opioid treatment medication

Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center's primary mission is to serve individuals with serious mental illness and chronic addiction as well as seriously emotionally disturbed children and their families. Patients of all ages are welcomed, from children to seniors, with a philosophy of care that stresses strength-based and family- and community-centered treatment utilizing the Recovery Model of treatment.


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