LPN - Hospital (Part Time)
LifeStream Behavioral Center 14 reviews - Leesburg, FL

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This person is a professional nurse who is responsible for providing client care and improving nursing service in an organized nursing unit.

Will assist in the maintenance of a therapeutic milieu; this includes ensuring that client activities take place as scheduled. Will assist clients in increasing interaction skills, in improving level of functioning and in gaining insight into their illness; this includes establishing a meaningful relationship with all clients. Responsible for the provision of client care; this includes ensuring that all nursing care procedures are performed correctly. Will function as a member of the clinical team and will participate in planning and implementing treatment goals and plans. Collaborates with the Charge Nurse and/or RN Shift Supervisor to ensure a therapeutic environment. Responsible for documentation of all services provided to the clients; this includes ensuring that client records are complete. Will attend all staff meetings and in-service education programs. Will have knowledge of the Baker and Marchman Acts. Will be responsible for the administration of medication in collaboration with the attending physician and the nurse in charge. Will be responsible to ensure that the civil rights of the client are in accordance with the mental health laws and the court of law. Will advise the Charge Nurse, RN Shift Supervisor and/or Nurse Administrator(s) on all matters of concern related to client care on each scheduled shift.

Understanding of crisis intervention skills. Demonstrates knowledge of both mental health and basic medical/surgical nursing skills. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to administer medications to clients and observe them for side effects and positive effects. An understanding of the commitment process and Baker and Marchman Act criteria are essential to this position. Demonstrates skills that ensure safe and effective client care. Good verbal and written communications skills are fundamental to satisfactory job performance. Excellent crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills are key to this position. Excellent time management skills are vital to satisfactory job performance. Legible hand writing and good documentation skills are helpful.
Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing meeting minimum standards of the Florida State Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Experience: Minimum of one (1) year experience in nursing, preferably in a mental health setting.

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LifeStream is a behavioral health organization providing inpatient, outpatient, residential, case management and rehabilitation services.