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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: San Luis Valley Behavioral Health
Location: Alamosa
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
Position OverviewUnder the direct supervision of the Nursing Supervisor, contributes to the assessment and management of the mental health wellbeing of the clients through collecting, recording and reporting objective/subjective data. To work hand in hand with the Psychiatric Support Staff in the coordination of care of clients. To be a facilitator of health through teaching and educating clients.Essential Job FunctionsCollect height, weight, blood pressure, pulse and waist measurements on interval visits of the clients.Collect data using psychological screening tools.Recognize, understand and respect the cultural, spiritual, religious backgrounds, beliefs, needs/rights to choice of the clients.Assist in assuring access to community resources.Assist and provide reinforcement with patient teaching/education.Consult and seek guidance from the Nurse Practitioner and/or Psychiatrist as necessary.Assist Psychiatric Support Staff with assigned ancillary duties.Reviews and prepares paperwork and/or electronic medical record prior to psychiatric visits, including up-to-date releases, consents, demographic information, diagnosis, treatment plans and other preliminary requirements.Requests records from or sends records to other providers as required.Coordinates access to psychiatric services for associated or contracted agencies such as Blue Peaks, nursing homes, residential facilities, medical clinics, hospitals and community corrections. Provides required PCP Coordination of Care to allied medical facilities/providers.Assists Psychiatric Support Staff with coordination of client communications regarding medications, including screening calls, sending correspondence, contacting pharmacies and other physicians, printing and distributing medication information, and making computer or paper entries of prescriptions and refills.Works cooperatively with psychiatric services, medical records, clinical and support staff to assure department procedures are in line with agency policy, customer service, and good clinical practice.Responsible for various data entry, record-keeping and reporting required by Center administration.Meets performance standards as established by Center administration.Administer injections per the orders of the providersEducate clients on Suboxone and review the consent and manage inductions.PM1.

Requirements:
Education/Skill RequirementsEducation: Successful Completion of an Accredited LPN ProgramExperience: Knowledge and/or experience working with individuals with mental illnessLicensure/Certificate/Registration: Current Colorado LPN LicenseOther Skills/AbilitiesProficient computer skills including: Windows-based office programs, internet, email, EMR and ability to learn and use specialized agency computer programs.Strong customer service skillsAble to multi-taskAble to handle emergency situations calmlyAbility to work independently and as a member of a team to meet multiple demands in an organized, efficient and effective mannerAbility to work with the range of persons served by the departmentAbility to trouble shoot, maintain a calm and professional demeanor under all circumstances.Flexible work hours as the job demandsPersonal vehicle and willingness to travelAbility to perform light physical work, such as stocking medications shelves, lifting 10 to 20 pounds.Be a facilitator of a healthy work place.Material and Equipment Directly Used: (including, but not limited to)Agency computer and records systems, copier, fax, telephone, email and voice mailMaterial and Equipment Directly Used: (including, but not limited to)Agency computer and records systems, copier, fax, telephone, email and voice mailWork EnvironmentGeneral office environment; light physical work as needed: travel or errands outside the office.Salary - $58,240 with no shift work requiredPM1PI160442227

Keywords: San Luis Valley Behavioral Health, Pueblo , Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Alamosa, Colorado

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