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LPN - Full-Time/PRN

Company: Strategic Behavioral Health
Location: Green Bay
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYUpon completion of orientation and under general supervision, provides professional nursing care to behaviorally disturbed and mentally ill patients. The Licensed Practical Nurse communicates and works collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team i.e. medical staff, administration, clinicians, dietitians and milieu personnel. Takes reasonable care and precautions to ensure high patient safety standards and a therapeutic environment exist. Assumes professional responsibility for both critical and "nice to know" communication occurring in support of continuity of care. Continuously serves as a professional nursing role model to patients, their families, colleagues and concerned others. May assume a coordinating role with assigned milieu personnel i.e. assignments, monitoring schedule/work, follow-through and high acuity direction.Education / LicensureCandidate will possess an accredited and approved professional vocational school of nursing certification of completion with preference given to those with two (+) years of behavioral health experience.Candidate will possess a valid current vocational/practical nursing license from the Wisconsin Board of Nursing or from a nurse compact state, where applicable.Skills1) Comprehensive understanding of the approved scope of nursing practice for advanced practice, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, nursing assistants and non-licensed nursing personnel; 2) Application of nursing standards and practice within an acute psychiatric setting; 3)Ability to apply cultural sensitivity and age specific competency to nursing practice; 4) Effectively respond and actively participate in a psychiatric crisis to resolution; 5) Prepares documentation that reflects a professional nursing perspective and 6) Coordinate care within a multidisciplinary team framework.Additional RequirementsTimely renew and maintain an active licensed vocational/practical nursing license, cardiopulmonary resuscitation for healthcare professional's certification, professional skills verification and Crisis Prevention Institute "CPI" (psychiatric crisis management) certification.AGES and POPULATIONS SERVEDWillow Creek Behavioral Health provides access and services to all persons meeting admission and continuing stay criteria without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, military status, veteran status, medical status, handicap or mental/physical disability. Our patient population reflects the fullest diversity of the community in which we serve. All staff are to conduct themselves with respect and consideration for others, and to appropriately intervene in situations below this standard.Child (age 1 - 12 years): [ x ] YES [ ] NO Verified 00/00/00Adolescent (age 13 - 17 years) : [ x ] YES [ ] NO Verified 00/00/00Adult (age 18 - 64 years): [ x ] YES [ ] NO Verified 00/00/00Geriatric (age 65 years +): [ x ] YES [ ] NO Verified 00/00/00ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITIESCustomer ServiceIn-person and telephone communication is consistently attentive, responsive and reflects "helpfulness".Professional awareness and boundaries are observed. Unnecessary self-disclosure is minimized.Telephones are answered by the third ring whenever possible and a professional greeting. Dedicated extensions/mobile phones with voice mail have a personalized greeting, and messages retrieved/responded to in a timely manner.Critical customer encounters are met with advanced customer service skills and resolved. Nursing Services

  • Consults, follows and documents with sufficient detail nursing care according to facility policy and procedures. When policies do not comprehensively cover the nursing/administrative practice, initiates supervision with nursing's chain of command, medical staff and/or administrator-on-call if afterhours.
  • Effectively communicates with the medical staff, receives verbal/written orders and takes care to minimize abbreviation or other errors.
  • Conducts a comprehensive nursing assessment on all patients admitted within eight (8) hours. Corresponding documentation reflects the medical and emotional status, admitting orders and the initial care plan.
  • Identifies indicators for reassessment of the patient's conditions, reaction/responsiveness and involvement of other disciplines.
  • Administers medications, observes compliance/safe administration, consults pharmacy when indicated and records effectiveness or reactions to psychotropic and other medications.
  • Safely and accurately performs vital signs, electrocardiograms, phlebotomy/labs and diabetic/glucose monitoring. Interprets results and takes appropriate nursing action.
  • Provides patient education and verifies understanding.
  • Arranges for additional consultations and test, and proactively coordinate transportation when needed.
  • Monitors the work of assigned non-licensed personnel.


    • Continuously self regulates professional presentation especially during emotional charged situations.
    • Presents informed and available to medical staff during patient rounds or telephonic consultations.
    • Partners with others to ensure cohesive teamwork and healthy communication.
    • Gives consideration to situations that may produce divisiveness or be received as diminishing others role or authority.
    • Considers the employees demonstrated strengths and skill-set in making patient care assignments.

      DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENTEnvironment: Located in an indoor climate-controlled environment with constant exposure to patients with a psychiatric diagnosis along with medical complications. Patient acuity will at times increase environmental stressors and sound volume. Sight: Vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Hearing: Must be able to hear and respond to others in person, by telephone, alarms and to medical equipment/devices. OSHA Category 1: Task occasionally may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, tissue and other potentially infectious materials. The use of universal precautions, personal protective equipment, regular hand washing, and following manufacturing guidelines can greatly reduce exposure risk. Physical: This position requires regular sitting, stooping, standing, walking and lifting/reaching/carrying materials up to 35 lbs. Psychiatric emergencies require the use of safe physical techniques to lift and/or move patients in excess of 100 lbs. Some patient care settings may have patients requiring assistance in repositioning and transferring from bed to chair.


Keywords: Strategic Behavioral Health, Green Bay , LPN - Full-Time/PRN, Other , Green Bay, Wisconsin

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