Full Time LPN in Chicago, IL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 7/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: SOUTHWOOD INTERVENTIONS

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary:  

Provides nursing intervention(s) to improve and maintain the physical and emotional health of patient(s). Performs nursing care activities under the supervision and/or direction of the Registered Nurse. Participates in the behavioral health treatment milieu program under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and in conjunction with the treatment supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Identifies normal versus abnormal physical issues of patients and supports assessment.
  • Recognizes change in patient physical and emotional status and reports appropriate information to the appropriate personnel.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the purpose of medication in treatment and assesses the patient for anticipated actions. Contraindications and side effects.
  • Ensures patient safety by the reporting of incidents and medication errors.
  • Participates in the revision of the treatment plan
  • Monitors the self-administration program.
  • Administers nursing care as directed and according to policy.
  • Administers medications as indicated. Documents medication therapy and maintains appropriate records pertaining to controlled substances.
  • Flexibility to adapt to schedule changes and assumption of responsibilities which are related to work as a member of an addiction or behavioral health treatment team.
  • Transcribes or assists with the transcription of physician’s orders.
  • Communicates accurate information regarding patient status.
  • Updates the physician and interdisciplinary team regarding patient’s current and potential problems.
  • Evaluates patient’s response and reaction (if any) to medications administered and documents the same.
  • Informs the physician of patient response to medications and the medical treatment.
  • Participates in and contributes to unit conferences and staff meetings.
  • Promotes and participates in patient education.
  • Transports patient to health appointments, as needed.
  • Follows up on medical/psychiatric referrals.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for the cleanliness and organization of assigned work are and equipment, maintaining supplies in a safe and efficient manner. Reports needed maintenance and repairs.
  • Participates in the infection control program.
  • Adheres to confidentiality requirements.
  • Attends mandatory in-services.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • None

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements: 

  • The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
  • Current licensure as a Practical Nurse in the State of Illinois and two years of experience; two years of experience working with chemically dependent or mentally ill patients preferred.
    • Other Qualifications:
      • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
      • Criminal clearances and background check.
      • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
      • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
    • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.