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Licensed Practical Nurse, Hospital
Position Summary: Provides nursing care to department clients/patients.
Minimum Qualifications: Licensed in the State of Florida as Practical Nurse; minimum of one year experience in a mental health setting.
Special Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Ability to perform intramuscular injections, vital signs and recognize test results out of normal range.
Essential Functions/Job Duties:
Administers medications and treatment as prescribed by physician.
Performs nursing assessments of clients/patients under supervision of RN
Evaluates clients/patients nursing needs; develops and maintains nursing care plans.
Provides direction/guidance to psychiatric technicians in their administering to meeting the needs of clients/patients.
Provides medication education and related activities to clients/patients.
Monitors seclusion and restraints for appropriate patient care and documentation.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:Standing, sitting, walking, speaking, listening, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping and manipulating tools, typing, using peripheral computer tools.
Position Type, Expected Hours of Work and Travel: Schedule agreed upon. This is a 24 hour, 365 day facility - morning, night, evening, weekend, weekday and holiday hours may be required.