LPN - Full-Time/PRN
Company: Strategic Behavioral Health
Location: Green Bay
Posted on: January 27, 2023
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
- 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
- Administers medications, observes compliance/safe
administration, consults pharmacy when indicated and records
effectiveness or reactions to psychotropic and other
- 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
- 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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