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Jordan Hospital LPN- Senior Behavioral Health Center in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Is able to articulate department philosophy and provide care accordingly

  • Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team that includes the patient, family, social worker, psychiatrist, medical staff, rehab staff, CNAs, and RNs.

  • Responsible for efficient and effective patient flow throughout the unit.

  • Proactively informs the charge nurse of unusual or potential problems

  • Demonstrates knowledge of department policies and OSHA regulations.

  • Provides skilled and holistic care that ensures the nursing needs of the patients are met as identified in the patient’s initial and comprehensive assessments and continues to be modified as the patient’s condition changes.

  • Administer medications per hospital’s policy

  • Use hygienic practices and teach patient hygienic practices

  • Promote a restraint and seclusion free environment through the therapeutic use of self, sensory interventions, and engagement in distracting activities

  • Protect patients and employees by adhering to safety standards, infection control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.

  • Assist with ambulating and lifting patients as needed

  • Attend to the patient personal needs (oral hygiene, toileting, bathing, dressing, etc.)

  • Monitor patient’s safety for fall risks, suicidal ideation, etc.

  • Complete all required documentation relevant to patients in a timely, efficient manner. This includes but not limited to:

  • Assessments (mental and physical)

  • Progress notes

  • Interventions

  • Treatment plan

  • Discharge paperwork

  • Attend and participate in multidisciplinary rounds

    It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.

    Education/Experience Required:

  • Ability to read, write and speak English

  • Ability to present in a self-assured, professional manner while functioning independently in a variety of settings

  • Ability to sustain a positive attitude and connections to clients

  • Ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team approach to care

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of nursing experience within the past five years

  • Demonstrated ability to assess and respond to needs of patients and clients in varied settings and ability to communicate effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds

  • Demonstrated customer service skills are essential

  • Strong computer skills required

  • Geriatric nursing experience required

  • Mental/behavioral health experience preferred.

    Registration/Certification:

  • Current Massachusetts LPN license

  • AHA BLS required

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