FT and PT LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) AOD Treatment Facility
Woodhaven is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) delivers quality nursing care to chemically dependent and/or psychiatric patients; e.g., early adult (18-45 years), middle adult (45-59 years), late adult (60+ years). The LPN serves actively and consecutively as a member of the multidisciplinary team to support the facility’s treatment philosophy and ensures the safety and well-being of the patients.
Current open shifts:
Woodhaven, a 90 bed residential treatment center in Dayton, is committed to providing the highest quality of care for individuals with substance abuse disorders. We provide a comprehensive range of diagnostic, treatment and educational services through an integrated delivery system. We are certified with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS). More information about Woodhaven or our services can be found at www.WoodhavenOhio.com.
Woodhaven's mission is to provide a warm, caring environment that centers on empowering clients to overcome obstacles in their lives caused by substance abuse. Woodhaven promotes a culture that attracts highly skilled and continuously developing staff that will deliver superior services to its clients. In doing so, Woodhaven's clients, staff and stakeholders lives are enriched.
Nursing diploma in practical nursing
One (1) year of experience in psychiatric and/or chemical dependency preferred.
Current Ohio LPN license, active and in good standing with pharmacy card. CPR certification on hire and/or start date.
Knowledge and training required at time of hire:
1. Basic knowledge of abnormal psychology as typically found in the chemically dependent populations.
2. Basic knowledge of medical terminology especially those terms associated with addictive disease care.
3. Familiarity with psycho pharmacy and the use of psychotropic medications.
4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a variety of clinical settings and the ability to be a supportive and empathetic team member.
5. Basic knowledge of detoxification and psychiatric assessment and treatment procedures, including the ability to identify signs of withdrawal major classes of chemicals.
6. Familiarity with medical and physical aspects of chemical dependency treatment.
7. Ability to effectively and professionally communicate with physicians, patients, other staff members, visitors, family members, and community agencies.
LPN Areas of Responsibilities:
1. Provides direct and individualized nursing care to assigned group or patients based on proven principles, under the supervision of a registered nurse.
2. Responds to the needs of the patients in detoxification, addresses symptoms of withdrawal and implements proper protocols, communicates with physicians regarding patient’s status and needs, therapeutically blocks AMA’s, and facilitates therapeutic groups.
3. Prepares, administers and records medications in accordance with the policies regarding the administration of medications by a licensed practical nurse.
4. Consistently demonstrates the ability to give clear, informative shift reports to the on-coming staff.
5. Consistently utilizes two client identifiers prior to procedures and administrating medications.
6. Consistently utilizes the “Read Back” policy for verbal order, telephone orders and critical test results.
7. Consistently performs withdrawal assessments in a timely and accurate manner.
8. Consistently administers medication in an accurate and timely manner.
9. Consistently utilizes the “Approval Abbreviation List” and refrains from utilizing abbreviations on the “Do Not Use List”
10. Shares responsibility for planning, implementation, and evaluation of appropriate treatment plans.
11. Records all information concisely, accurately, and completely.
12. Communications frequently with treatment team regarding patient’s physical and mental conditions. Identifies and utilizes appropriate channels of communication.
13. Responds professionally and appropriately in crisis situations.
14. Recognizes and responds appropriately to priorities in assignments; performs routine assignments independently; seeks direction when indicated for unusual or non-routine duties; and advises appropriate personnel of situations requiring additional nursing expertise or technical follow-up.
15. Communicates unit rules and policies clearly to patients and their family members, and seeks feedback to assure a clear understanding.
16. Offers positive and constructive feedback and direction to students and interns working on the unit.
17. Attends in-service training and participates in other educational activities as required.
18. Performs other duties as assigned or requested. Assumes responsibilities for own continued personal and professional growth.
To perform this job successfully, as individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required, but do not encompass all potential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Woodhaven employs, promotes and contracts without regards to race, gender, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, sex, religion, or genetic information. Woodhaven is an EO/AA Employer/M/F/Protected Vet/Disabled & an equal provider of services.