• Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

    Job ID
    2018-1448
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Locations
    US-TX-Grand Prairie
    Posted Date
    2 months ago(3/9/2018 3:46 PM)
    Category
    Clinical
  • Overview

    Job Summary:

     

    Monitor client health conditions, assist in medical examinations, and cater to hygiene needs.

     

    Report To: Director of Nursing

     

    At American Addiction Centers, we take pride in our role as a national leader in addiction treatment. Together, we share a vision to revolutionize the care provided to the 20+ million adult Americans who need treatment for substance related disorders. To elevate the standard of care provided to our patients, we seek talented leaders, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals to join us in our efforts to provide exceptional clinical care. Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Through comprehensive and customized treatment plans, our research-based, empathetic care we instill hope that long-term recovery is attainable. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. We are seeking passionate leaders to become part of this movement.

    Responsibilities

    Job Duties:

    • Helps collect any information from the patients to be admitted regarding medical records and helps in completing other pretreatment formalities.
    • Records health details of patients which usually comprise blood pressure, body temperature, respiration and heartbeat rate among other vital signs.
    • Helps the patient prepare for medical examinations.
    • Administers medicines prescribed by the physician to the patients
    • Ensures that ongoing assessments are conducted as determined by the patient’s condition and re-prioritizes care accordingly.
    • Identifies client care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual clients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
    • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support to clients and families.
    • Promotes client's independence by establishing client care goals, teaching client to understand condition, medications and self-care requirements; answering questions.
    • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against client care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse act, and other governing agency regulations.
    • Resolves client problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
    • Documents patient care services by charting in client and department records.
    • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care team by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem solving methods.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
    • Other duties, as needed.

    Qualifications

    Job Requirements:

    • Current LPN License in State of operations.
    • High School Diploma required, Bachelor's Degree preferred.
    • Knowledge of drug and alcohol treatment preferred.
    • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • If in personal recovery, a minimum of 2 years clean and sober.

    AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees.  The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws.

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