Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Full Time or Part Time

Posted 5 months ago
Las Vegas, NV
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

The LPN delivers quality direct patient care under appropriate clinical supervision to patients who are hospitalized for treatment of psychiatric or emotional disorders. Supports the hospital and program philosophy of care and ensures the safety and well-being of each patient. Administers patient medications prescribed by physician. Assists Dietary Staff in identifying patients on special diets and assuring patients’ compliance with dietary orders. Completes nursing assessments under supervision of RN. Updates treatment care plans under supervision of RN. Participates in treatment planning: (a) helps identify patients’ problems, needs, and strengths; (b) suggesting modifications to treatment plan based on observations of patients’ behavior; (c) providing input into discharge planning. Maintains patient, program, department, and related documentation. Orients new patients to unit, program, and milieu. Carries out general nursing care assistance as assigned and supervised by nurse in charge. Maintains a safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for patients. Assists patients in carrying out activities of daily living, when congruent with the patients’ treatment plan and needs. Accurate and litigable documentation that meets current standards and policies. Ensures patient care and environment that optimizes patient safety. Requirements Current LPN License in the State of Nevada required Ability to organize activities and schedules for medical and/or non-medical tasks for patients. Ability to stabilize acute psychotic and non-violent crises by using accepted intervention techniques. Familiarity of psycho pharmacy and the use of psychotropic medications with child, adolescent or adult psychiatric population preferred. Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times. Benefits Eligible for benefits 1st of the month following 30-days of employment. Desert Parkway offers competitive benefits to include: Health insurance Vision insurance Dental insurance 401K Retirement Plan Healthcare spending account Dependent care spending account PTO Plan with holiday premium pay Discounted cafeteria meal plan Life insurance (Supplemental Life, Term and Universal plans are also available) Short- and long-term disability (with additional buy-in opportunities)