The Licensed Practical Nurse provides care within the scope of the Ohio/Kentucky Nurse Practice Act. The Licensed Practical Nurse is accountable for the delivery of nursing care utilizing the nursing process, evidence-based standards, policies, procedures and guidelines of the organization. The Licensed Practical Nurse will incorporate the American Nursing Association Code of ethics for nurses in daily practice.
Able to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures and understand governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and use proper grammar when documenting.
The ability and willingness to identify with, share in, and have a commitment to the philosophy, mission, values and vision of our Sponsors and Mercy Health Partners.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Professional appearance, aptitude, and attitude
Ability to prioritize multiple assignments while meeting rigid deadlines
Impeccable ethics and integrity
Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, a variety of professional disciplines and the general public.
Ability to use critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills including but not limited to analysis, problem solving, and decision-making
Ability to efficiently manage time, priorities and resources
Possesses basic computer skills; demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based applications
Ability to follow instruction, use constructive feedback, demonstrate professionalism, responsibility, critical thinking, and stress management skill
Knowledge of relevant regulatory standards
Ability to maintain strict client confidentiality, HIPAA compliance
Ability to Travel.
Ability to organize and maintain supplies and equipment
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time. Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 100 pounds (with assistance). Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours. Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
Qualifications - Minimum
Certificates License/ Registrations: Current unencumbered applicable state license required. Basic Life Support Certification required. De-Escalation Training required within 90 days of hire.
Education and /or Experience: Graduate of an approved practical nurse program. AAPT level II within one year of hire. Experience in working in a psychiatric setting highly preferred.
Special physical requirements: Sits and stands throughout the day. Physical management of patients in crisis situation may be necessary.
Key Job Responsibilities: (not all inclusive)
It is expected that all of the Principal Duties and Responsibilities identified below will be performed in a manner that reflects the values of Mercy Caring and Mercy Healthcare Partners, which are: Compassion, Excellence, Human Dignity, Justice, Sacredness of Life and Service.
Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse shall:
Assess: The Licensed Practical Nurse shall contribute observations to the nursing assessment of the behavioral health patient. The License Practical Nurse will accurately and timely:
Collect and record objective data and subjective about the patient’s condition; and
Report and record objective and subjective data as appropriate to the other members of the healthcare team.
Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan.
Plan: The Licensed Practical Nurse will accurately and timely contribute to the development of the nursing component of the patient’s care plan.
Implement: The Licensed Practical Nurse will accurately and timely implement the nursing plan of care, which may include:
Administrating medications and treatments accurately as prescribed by the Physician, Physician Assistant or Certified Nurse Practitioner.
Administering nursing care under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
Collaborating with other members of the treatment team.
Complete 15 minutes safety checks.
Evaluate: The Licensed Practical Nurse shall accurately and timely contribute to the evaluation of the patient’s response to the nursing interventions.
Document and communicate the patient response to nursing interventions to the appropriate members of the healthcare team.
Other Skills and abilities:
Facilitate the group process in wellness groups and group psycho-education groups.
Demonstrates ethical, sound professional practices and personal accountability. Acts in alignment with the mission and core values of Catholic Health Partners.
Holds others accountable to standards of performance.
Displays a curiosity and desire for knowledge and staying current with colleagues, be curious about business and the health care services industry.
Regularly invests time in encouraging the team to innovate, continuously improve processes and share knowledge.
Maintains the privacy and security of all confidential and protected health information. Uses and discloses only that information which is necessary to perform the function of the job.
Maintains compliance with established corporate and departmental policies and procedures, quality improvement program, customer service and productivity expectations.
Demonstrates behaviors consistent with stated core values of Catholic Healthcare Partners and the Behavioral Health Department Code of Ethics.
Treats patients and families with empathy and respect.
Maintains effective working relationships with team members, (requires both flexibility and setting limits).
Performs work in accordance with the facility standards and policies regarding risk management, safety, infection control, etc.
Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.
Develops annual personalized professional goals in conjunction with supervisor.
Seeks and participates in learning opportunities that meet personal and departmental goals.
Other duties as assigned by Director or Manager.
Hours per pay period: 64
Hours: 6:30am to 3:00pm
Weekends and holidays are rotated.
Shift and Job Schedule
Job Shift: Days, Job Schedule: Full-Time
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our policy to abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.