LPN II Diversion Center- Every Weekend Night

Montgomery, Alabama
08/31/2022
MAMHA Complex
63,299.00  Annual
41,600.00  Annual
Part Time
Every Weekend Night 7 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.

 

 CLASSIFICATION:   Mental Health Support Worker IV

SUPERVISOR:   Coordinator of Temp Obs./Extended Obs. Unit

DEFINITION:                      Full time or Part time (salary pro-rated for part time)

This is responsible professional work in the field of nursing in an acute care setting, on the Temporary Observation Unit and/or the Extended Observation Unit of the Diversion Center.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  • Function as a support agent to all clients in the program, supervising their day-to-day activities in accordance with the established schedule and procedures of the program.
  • Assist the psychiatrist and physician in monitoring clients receiving psychotropic medications, ordering supplies and medications as needed, and documenting on inventory.
  • Assist in evaluating the clients' general medical and mental status.
  • Assist attending physician in performing routine medication checks.
  • Conduct medical clearance screening under the supervision of the RN, as ordered by the physician.
  • Administer intramuscular medications as ordered by the doctor.
  • Record documentation of medications given on MAR and in Electronic Health Record.
  • Conduct, document and bill for medication monitoring on consumers receiving psychotropic medication. 
  • Provide individual and group training and education to consumers regarding their psychotropic medications and other health-related concerns.
  • Complete admission paperwork for any admissions during shift in Electronic Health Record.
  • Provide assessment in regard to clients' medication and mental status.
  • Responsible for contacting the doctor when any significant change in client medication is indicated.
  • Responsible for completing all forms and paperwork required by the Agency.
  • Monitor any consumers who require seclusion and/or restraint, following procedures and protocols for observation, vitals, reports to physician, etc.
  • Participate in training activities to increase skills and become more knowledgeable in methods and techniques used in the care of psychiatric clients and in the use and effects of psychotropic drugs.
  • Supervise assignment of daily tasks for the mental health techs.   Notify Program Director of any issues or concerns with mental health techs during your shift.
  • Remain on unit at all times if working as the sole LPN, notifying supervisor of any late or absent relief for next shift.
  • Perform related work as requested by supervisor.
  • This position has a productivity requirement of 12%.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of principles, techniques and standards of mental health nursing.
  • Knowledge of individual and group behavior with emphasis on the problems of the mentally ill.
  • Knowledge of psychotropic drugs.
  • Ability to relate warmly to clients.
  • Ability to recognize in clients any adverse reactions to medication.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Alabama with a minimum of two years’ experience in nursing, preferable in a psychiatric setting with decision making responsibilities. Experience working independently with little supervision is desired. Must hold a current Red Cross First Aid and CPR certificate.
  • Must hold a valid Alabama Driver's License and maintain a driving record that is acceptable to the Authority's insurance carrier. Must maintain liability coverage on personal vehicles.