LPN Licensed Practical Nurse Beth Manor (11:00 PM - 7:30 AM Mon/Sat)

Montgomery, Alabama
01-16-2019
MAMHA - Montgomery
47,474.00 
32,200.00 
Full time
3RD SHIFT/11:00 P.M./7:30 - Monday/Saturday

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

TITLE:                                  Mental Health LPN – BETH MANOR

CLASSIFICATION:              Mental Health Worker III

 

SALARY RANGE:              $31,200.00 - $47,474.00

 

SUPERVISOR:                     Clinical/Medical          - Staff Physician and Staff Psychiatrist

Administrative            - Director, Crisis Residential Unit

DEFINITION:

 

This is responsible professional work in the field of nursing in a crisis residential setting.

 

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 chemotherapy, ordering supplies and medications as needed.

 

Assist in evaluating the clients' general medical and mental status.

 

Assist doctors in performing routine medication checks.

 

Administer intramuscular medications as ordered by the doctor.

 

Record documentation of medications given.

 

Provide emergency 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 including the daily and weekly service reports.

 

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 the mental health aides on duty for day-to-day assignments and tasks.

 

Perform related work as requested by supervisor.

 

 

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION (Continued)

Mental Health LPN – BETH MANOR

 

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 some 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.

 

Revised:  September 2016