LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse
Meridian Health Services - Muncie, IN

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DESCRIPTION

Do you want to work for a growing company?Meridian Health Services is a progressive healthcare organization specializing in "whole person" health integrating physical, mental, and social well-being. The focus on a broader spectrum of health including primary medical care, behavioral health and human services offers a well-rounded approach for happier, healthier patients. Meridian Health Services has been serving the community for over 35 years and is accredited by the Joint Commission.Meridian Health Services is currently seeking a LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) to be responsible for providing an array of nursing care services and related functions to provide medical resources to assist in case management in our Subacute residential facility.This position will cover 2nd shift hours (3pm to 11pm) and weekends are required.

DUTIES

Responds to requests from patients concerning the effectiveness of medications, side-effects, special precautions or problems with medication and consults with medical staff as appropriate to provide patients direction on changes/modifications to the prescribed medications regimen;Phone in prescriptions orders to pharmacies as directed by medical staff;Review lab and test results, reporting concerns and abnormal results to medical staff. Tracking WBC and ABS Neut. on Clozapine clients;Obtain medical histories and do physical assessments as directed by medical staff. Including B/P, WS, Wt., and AIMS testing. Provide health screening as needed to direct patients to needed medical care;Administer injectable medications as ordered by medical staff;Provide as needed, educational groups, inservices and one-on-one teaching to patients and employees concerning psychotropic medications, diagnosis and health related issues; Participate in reviews and modifications of patients' services during treatment planning;Supervise medications using pre-packaged medication delivery system or weekly pill-minders as determined by the psychiatrist. Assist with use of Patient Assistance Programs available through pharmaceutical companies. Utilize medication samples as prescribed and ordered by the psychiatrist.Assist with maintenance of employee health records, providing annual TB testing and Hepatitis B Vaccine.Maintain a treatment plan and routine supervision of meds. only patients providing liaison between patient and psychiatrist;Provide TOVA testing for ADHD assessment; andAssist psychiatrist with admissions to in-patient unit at BMH.Maintain first aid kits.To perform health and safety checks throughout Meridian Services, including group homes.To keep accurate records on medication errors.To perform and document all infection control functions, according to JCAHO.Complete required clinical documents for review/approval by a member of the medical staff, (e.g., treatment plan reviews/updates, etc.); andCompletes other documentation to ensure accurate and timely information for client and third-party billing, (e.g., prior approval, utilization review, etc.).

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Successful completion of an Accredited Nursing Program Certification/Licensure: LPN (state of IN) Experience: 2 to 3 years of LPN exp. required; outpatient/inpatient psych exp. preferred Meridian Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) and also participates in E-Verify. Meridian Health Services offers a competitive benefit package for both full and part time employees including: medical, dental/vision, 401k & professional development funds. Key Words: mental health, healthcare, residents, daily living skills, home healthcare, clinician, counselor, residential, meridian, meridian services, muncie, indiana, human services, behavioral, assist Responds to requests from patients concerning the effectiveness of medications, side-effects, special precautions or problems with medication and consults with medical staff as appropriate to provide patients direction on changes/modifications to the prescribed medications regimen;Phone in prescriptions orders to pharmacies as directed by medical staff;Review lab and test results, reporting concerns and abnormal results to medical staff. Tracking WBC and ABS Neut. on Clozapine clients;Obtain medical histories and do physical assessments as directed by medical staff. Including B/P, WS, Wt., and AIMS testing. Provide health screening as needed to direct patients to needed medical care;Administer injectable medications as ordered by medical staff;Provide as needed, educational groups, inservices and one-on-one teaching to patients and employees concerning psychotropic medications, diagnosis and health related issues; Participate in reviews and modifications of patients' services during treatment planning;Supervise medications using pre-packaged medication delivery system or weekly pill-minders as determined by the psychiatrist. Assist with use of Patient Assistance Programs available through pharmaceutical companies. Utilize medication samples as prescribed and ordered by the psychiatrist.Assist with maintenance of employee health records, providing annual TB testing and Hepatitis B Vaccine.Maintain a treatment plan and routine supervision of meds. only patients providing liaison between patient and psychiatrist;Provide TOVA testing for ADHD assessment; andAssist psychiatrist with admissions to in-patient unit at BMH.Maintain first aid kits.To perform health and safety checks throughout Meridian Services, including group homes.To keep accurate records on medication errors.To perform and document all infection control functions, according to JCAHO.Complete required clinical documents for review/approval by a member of the medical staff, (e.g., treatment plan reviews/updates, etc.); andCompletes other documentation to ensure accurate and timely information for client and third-party billing, (e.g., prior approval, utilization review, etc.).

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