LPN-PerDiem
Rivendell Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas - Benton, AR

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Able to dispense a high volume of medications to patient population as indicated in physician's orders. Remembering that often times these patients may be reluctant to comply, and may try to avoid swallowing said medications, therefore, the LPN must always check for cheeking.Obtains consent for medication from patient's parent and/or guardianA Team Leader Extender has responsibility for creating, maintaining and managing a therapeutic milieu within the treatment program to ensure the safety of patients and staff. This includes being in charge of the MHA's, by making assignments & monitoring the care which the MHA's give.Plans, implements and evaluates age specific and developmentally appropriate individualized nursing care on the interdisciplinary treatment plans. Age & developmentally specific criteria are listed below.Assists with coverage on the patient unit in order to ensure patient safety.Follows the direction of physicians by taking verbal orders.Signs off on patient orders and transcribes medication administration sheet.Dispenses PRN (as needed) medications as ordered by physicians and as requested by patients with an active order.Report to R.N. the patient's signs, symptoms, and behaviors and any subsequent treatment1 and/or interventions and the patient's response to the treatments and documents same in the medical record according to hospital policy. Alerts physician to clinically pertinent findings in a timely manner.Ability to demonstrate knowledge of developmental tasks of children and adolescents.Ability to demonstrate knowledge of developmental tasks of adults .

Requirements

Must be licensed in good standing as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Licensed Psychiatric Technical Nurse in the State of Arkansas.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.One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to formulate written communication about patients behavior that is logical, concise, legible and pertinent. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.