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Licensed Practical Nurse - Behavioral Health

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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    141485356
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Atlantic City, NJ

POSITION SHIFT: Days

POSITION STATUS: Full-Time

REQ_NUM: 10-27697

Department: Hartford

Hours Per Week 37.5

Holidays Required? No

Job Category: Nursing

Location: Atlantic City

Weekends Required? No


Position Summary:

The Licensed Practical Nurse provides nursing care, assists in the completion of a Master

Treatment Plan for each client, provides education consistent with identified problems and associated goals, administers medications ordered by physicians and Clinical Nurse Specialists, assists in case management. The Licensed Practical Nurse provides care consistent with licensure.The Licensed Practical Nurse receives clinical supervision commensurate with licensure and training. This staff member also demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to any age/disability group assigned. The individual is proficient in the knowledge and skills described in the core competency curriculum for each assigned age/disability group.



Duties and Responsibilities:

Collects data on all referred clients in order to determine needs for service.

Appropriately reviews the clients needs throughout treatment.

Participates with team members and clients/families in the completion of a Master Treatment Plan within 30 days of admission (or before the fifth appointment) for all referred clients.

Participates in the updating of the Master Treatment Plan every 90 days or as indicated by changes in client needs.

Actively participates in treatment planning with treatment team.

Provides competent individualized health-related education and accurate information to clients, families and significant others based on identified knowledge deficits (e.g. nutrition, medication, symptom recognition and control).

Demonstrates knowledge and ability to perform health related services for clients (e.g. taking blood pressure).

Assists in the development and implementation of health-related educational groups (e.g. Clozaril and other medication groups).

Competently administers and monitors psychotropic medications ordered by physicians and clinical nurse specialists.

Demonstrates a knowledge of crisis intervention and aggressive behavior management.

Coordinates the collection of drug screening specimens.

Competently maintains the pharmaceutical sample inventory.

Assists with case management and interagency coordination of services for clients. Makes appropriate referrals.

Documents all client interaction, including all sessions with clients, families, significant others, etc., within 24 hours of contact.

Completes progress notes accurately, addressing treatment goals, major issues and changes in mental health status.

Writes in a professional and competent manner.

Demonstrates a willingness to serve on professional committees, attend staff meetings, in-services, etc.

Seeks supervision in a professional manner and documents supervision.

Maintains a current NJ license to practice.

Participates in discharge planning

Maintain current BLS certificate.

Documentation must be completed within one (1) calendar day of service delivery









Licensure/Certification:

Current and valid license to practice as Licensed Practical Nurse in NJ



Minimal Qualifications:



Education: Graduate of accredited LPN program

Experience: One year in behavioral health setting



Valid NJ drivers license for use of Company Vehicle

Blood borne pathogen training required.







Equipment Use: Computer, copier, facsimile



The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position







PI141485356

Posted: 2021-07-14 Expires: 2021-08-15

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