• Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

    Job ID
    2018-1865
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Locations
    US-NJ-Lafayette
    Posted Date
    3 months ago(9/16/2018 10:13 AM)
    Category
    Nursing
  • Overview

    Job Summary:

    Sunrise House Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) monitor client health conditions, assist in medical examinations, and when needed on an occasional basis, assists patients with sanitary hygiene and personal requirements.

     

    Reports To: Director of Nursing

    Responsibilities

    Job Duties:

    • Collects information from the patients to be admitted; and completes the admission process in the EMR.
    • Records health details of patients in the EMR; which usually comprise blood pressure, body temperature, respiration and heartbeat rate among other vital signs.
    • Administers medicines prescribed by the physician to the patients.
    • Assists with sanitary requirements of patients; which consist of bathing, dressing and similar other tasks related to personal hygiene.
    • Identifies client care requirements by establishing a personal rapport with potential and actual clients.
    • Completes Treatment Plans as appropriate.
    • Completes patient progress notes each shift.
    • Documents patient care Services by charting in client records.
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications.
    • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care team by communicating information, responding to requests, building rapport, and participating in team problem solving methods.
    • Calls the appropriate team member (physician on call) with all non-life threatening medical and medication issues to obtain his/her plan of action for the client.  In the event of a life threatening emergency all staff are authorized to call 911.
    • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support to clients and families
    • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following philosophies and standards of care set by the state board of nursing, state nurse act and other governing agency regulations. 
    • Protects clients and employees by adhering to infection control policies, medication administration and storage procedures and controlled substances regulations. 
    • Maintains client confidentiality.
    • Payroll scans as defined in policy. 
    • Follows Sunrise House policies and procedures.
    • Communicates detox unit information to Admissions Department.
    • Other Duties as assigned within the scope of practice.

    Qualifications

    Job Requirements:

    • High School Diploma required, Bachelor's Degree preferred.
    • Knowledge of drug and alcohol treatment preferred.
    • Current LPN License in State of operations
    • 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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