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Licensed Practical Nurse- Behavioral Health Outpatient

  • Job ID: 227438100
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Mon Yough Community Services
  • Department: OP Adult Medical Clinic
  • Location: 1330 West 26 Street, Erie PA 16508
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.77 to $23.55 / hour

Description

Purpose:

UPMC Western Behavioral Health is seeking a dedicated full-time Licensed Practical Nurse to help support Safe Harbor in Erie, PA This position will work daylight Monday- Friday.

Under direction of a registered nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will provide routine patient care, suggest, and support changes within the department.  The LPN will assume responsibility for assignment, view problems as challenges and demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.


Responsibilities:

  • Assist the RN and interdisciplinary team in evaluating, planning, and implementing plans of care. 
  • Provide appropriate, direct patient care.  Give injections, take vital signs, perform basic diagnostic tests, observe patients. 
  • Comply with established medication use policies. 
  • Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge. 
  • Communicate effectively with patients and families about concerns.  Instruct and demonstrate care. 
  • Discuss any patient or family concerns with RN in charge so that issue can be appropriately addressed. 
  • Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner. 
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information. 
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Obtain lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc. 
  • Complete forms/requisitions as needed.  Schedule appointments. 
  • Verify insurance coverage and patient demographics. 
  • Prepare and managing charts to ensure information completed and filed appropriately.
  • Document patient information into the medical record.
  • Prepare patient rooms, set up equipment according to department protocol. 
  • Clean exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control.
  • Check schedules and organizing patient flow. 
  • Accompany patients to exam/procedure room. 
  • Collect patient information/history; taking vitals, performing screenings per provider guidelines. 
  • Relay instructions to patients/families.
  • Answering calls and providing pertinent information including patient education as directed. Complete prior authorizations for medications.
  • Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level. 
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction. 
  • Identify and communicate learning needs to the unit director. 
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs. 
  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines. 
  • Serve as a preceptor for new staff members.
  • Request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures prior to performing new or challenging skills. 
  • Request assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed. 
  • Participate in self-review as requested by unit director. 
  • Participate in project and committee work.
  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. 
  • Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships. 
  • Participate in health care conferences. 
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.
  • Excellent communication skills necessary to effectively interact with patients, family members, visitors and staff members.
  • Basic computer skills necessary to input patient care orders and medical record documentation.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies. Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships. Participate in health care conferences. Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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