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LPN- Midtown HOPE- Sat/Sun Days in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 5/25/2019

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Organization: HHC

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

  • JOB SUMMARY:

    The Midtown LPN is resonsbile for all assigned patient care and standards of practice with the support of the RN. The Midtown LPN administers prescribed treatments and/or medications, performs intake processes and participates in team meetings as necessary.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:   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 Midtown only)  

Eskenazi Health Midtown'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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