AdCare Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Full Time 7a-3:30p

Job ID
2022-7134
Job Locations
US-RI-North Kingstown
Posted Date
4 months ago(10/14/2022 12:06 PM)
Category
Nursing

Overview

Company Summary

If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. 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.

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Duties to include but not limited to: the assessment/evaluation of patient withdrawal followed by the execution of appropriate medication detox protocols; administration of prescribed medications and patient education.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: to include but not limited to the following

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide patients with a safe medically managed detox by assessing signs and symptoms of withdrawal. Monitors the effects of medications administered and documents accurately and appropriately.
  • Reports and documents medication errors, pharmacy errors, packaging errors, medication count concerns, etc.
  • Ensures that ongoing assessments are conducted as determined by the patient’s condition using COWS & CIWAS and re-prioritizes care accordingly.
  • Maintains neat and accurate narcotic control inventories and all documentation related to the administration of medications.
  • Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals, teaching patient to understand condition, medications, and self-care requirements, answers patient questions.
  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following philosophies and standards of care set by State Board of Nursing, and other governing agency regulations.
  • Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies, including de-escalation techniques.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in EMR.
  • Maintains continuity among teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Participates in the onboarding of new nurses for medication administration.
  • At end of shift communicate to incoming LPN pertinent data regarding patient activity and conducts medication count.
  • Treats patients, and colleagues with dignity and respect; honors each person’s right to privacy/maintains very strict patient and colleague confidentiality; respects all individual differences; supports cultural diversity.
  • Knows role and responds appropriately to all codes related to emergency situations.
  • Consistently arrives to work on time and adheres to attendance policies.
  • Other duties, as needed.

Qualifications

Physical Requirements

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

 

Certifications and Licenses:

Current LPN License, BLS, AED

 

American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer.  American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.

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