LPN - RTC/Fillmore Weekends 7a730p
Methodist Family Health - Little Rock, AR

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Summary: Under the supervision/direction of the Medical Director, Nurse Manager and/or the Director for the Residential Treatment Center a Licensed Practical Nurse will provide ongoing patient observation of physical and behavioral symptomology.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing care and observation of clients.
  • Documents all data accurately in a timely manner.
  • Administers medications and documents according to MFH Policy.
  • Assists Physician and Registered Nurses as needed.
  • Insures maintenance of the therapeutic environment through proper use of the program.
  • Provides client teaching; may assist Education instructor.
  • Assists in the implementation of the treatment plan.
  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment and communicates pertinent data to other service providers as needed.
  • Takes advantage of professional growth opportunities and in-service training.
  • Attends regular staff meetings, as required.
  • Provides and maintains requested information and program records.
  • Physically capable of restraining youth if necessary (must be trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention and follow policy guidelines concerning seclusion/restraint).
  • Cooperates with scheduling criteria, is punctual and dependable.
  • Seeks out, responds positively to, and implements suggestions and feedback from Supervisors.
  • Physically capable and willing to teach and assist youth in maintenance activities occurring in and around the home, which may include but are not limited to: yard work, interior cleaning, vehicle cleaning, maintenance, laundry, cooking, menu-planning, and shopping.
  • Assists in preparation and helps maintain compliance with Licensing, Medicaid and JCAHO standards.
  • Performs related duties as requested by the Director for the Residential Treatment Center and/or the Medical Director.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Practical Nursing. Must have current licensure to practice in the state of Arkansas.
  • Previous experience in nursing required, preferably in a psychiatric setting with adolescents and children.
  • Remains current in Crisis Prevention Training, CPR & First Aid.
  • Ability as a self-motivator and the aptitude to work in a high stress fast paced position with a minimal amount of supervision.
  • Possess or able to obtain a valid Arkansas Driver’s License. Must be insurable to operate a company vehicle if required.

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