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Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN in Philadelphia, PA at Kirkbride Center

Date Posted: 1/28/2018

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Job Description

Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN

The LPN willdeliver quality advanced practice psychiatric nursing care to adult patientsand serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.  The LPN will administers prescribedmedications and treatments to patient. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) must be able to provide nursing careto patients with behavioral health illnesses and substance abuse issues.

  • Conduct basic physical and mental status assessments;

  • Assists with tests such as TB skin tests, urine tests;

  • Assures sufficient supplies and medication are available at all times

  • Documents effectiveness of medications administered

  • Assist with initial assessment in conjunction with RN

  • Completes assessment with8 hours of admission

  • Ensures progress notes are current, complete, legible and accurate

Job Requirements

Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN

  • Possess a valid license as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania.

  • 2 years experience in substance abuse or mental health nursing or community health care setting.

  • CPR Certification 

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, left and grasp;

  • May need to exert up to 100 pounds of force or lift, carry, or push objects.

  • Other duties within the Scope of Practice for the Licensed Practical Nurse as needed. .

  • Exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations such as being verbally or physically confronted

Knowledge ofphysical and mental health assessment techniques; first aid procedures;cardiopulmonary resuscitation; the effects and side effects of commonly usedespecially psychotropic medications; general practice medicine and medicalterminology; standard diagnostic and medical equipment instruments.

TheKirkbride Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Drug-Free workplace employer.


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