Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's
largest and most respected health care management companies,
operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral
health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978,
UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS
business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in
rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on
exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes
from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on
integrity, competence and compassion
Behavioral Health Center is a residential program, for males and
females ages 11-21, consist of a cognitive behavioral treatment model
that encourages youth to safely explore thoughts and feelings related
to the development of positive and desirable behavior within their
homes and communities. Our programs have been designed to provide
each individual resident quality mental health treatment in a safe
It is the mission of Newport
News Behavioral Health Center to promote recovery from the effects of
abuse, addiction and other behavioral issues through specialized
treatment interventions provided by a community of caring
Newport News Behavioral Health Center has
an excellent career opportunity for an experienced Licensed Practical
Nurse to join our team of dedicated professionals.
candidate selected will be responsible for the following:
• Participates in the provision of nursing care, under the
supervision of a registered nurse directed toward meeting the
psychosocial, physical, and communication needs of the residents.
• Admits residents to the unit by providing and coordinating
their introduction into the therapeutic environment.
Coordinates residents transfer to another unit or their discharge
from the hospital as appropriate
• Identifies resident
symptoms requiring medical attention, or resident problems and
behavior changes and communicates these to the Program Director,
Director of Nursing/Nursing Supervisor, and attending physician.
• Makes unit rounds to ensure the safety of the residents and
to monitor the milieu.
• Administers medications per
hospital policy and demonstrates competency. Ensures that medication
consent forms are received from the patient prior to administering
meds. Accurately identifies the need for PRN’s
Documents appropriate re: PRTs, medical emergencies, medical issues,
nursing summaries, and first dose monitoring.
nursing progress notes on all residents daily. Progress notes;
discuss interventions used and measurable progress toward treatment
• Maintains professionalism at all times in
interactions with residents, staff, and referral sources/guardians.
• Keeps infection control log up to date.
Provides resident with education regarding medications, explaining
rationale for taking medication, side effects, and dietary
• Ensures that nursing education groups
occur and are documented as directed.
The following are the job requirements for the Licensed Practical
• Graduate of an accredited Nursing
program for Licensed Practical Nurses
• Licensed by the
Commonwealth of Virginia as an Licensed Practical Nurse
One year experience working in an adolescent psychiatric or general
• Credentialed in the following area:
UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search
firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or
emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS
via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid
written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed
the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the
candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through
Universal Health Services - 22 months ago
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