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LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)

Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital | Baton Rouge, LA, US, 70806

Job Type: Full Time

Posted 36 minutes ago


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Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital is licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and accredited by The Joint Commission. Our team of doctors, therapists, nurses, and administrative staff meet strict academic and experience standards. Beyond their technical qualifications, each staff member is trained to deliver compassionate, patient, and understanding care.

We provide our clients with a supportive environment which address their unique physical, emotional, and social needs. This means checking in with clients to discuss their concerns and goals for treatment. Every step of the way, we are constantly updating treatment plans and working with community resources to help our clients achieve long-term sobriety.

The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for delivering quality nursing care to mental health and substance abuse patients.

*Responsibilities:*

· Assists the Registered Nurse with the detox process.

· Assists with the admission assessments and procedures for new patients.

· Assist in the discharge preparation process.

· Administer medications as ordered

· Medication management/Performing medication passes at scheduled times.

· Using verbal de-escalation techniques and interventions when needed

· Implements nursing care plans with the Registered Nurses.

· Completing daily progress notes on each patient

· Taking vital signs

· Responding to emergency codes promptly (i.e. medical emergency, psychiatric crisis, etc.)

· Transcribing physician orders into the medication administration records

· Communicating with staff involved in patient care to provide the best quality care to each patient

· Communicating with the psychiatrists and the medical doctors relating to each patient.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of basic nursing skills, have the ability to pay attention to detail, have open or flexible availability, and a high patient focus drive.

Healthcare and/or Behavioral Health experience preferred but not required.

*Job Requirements:*

· Clear and active LPN License

· CPR Certification- Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

· Must be able to pass an AHCA Level II Background Screening

· Must be drug-free

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance



Experience:
* mental health: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:
* LPN License (Required)


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