Licensed Practical Nurse- Behavioral Health Outpatient Services

Fairfax, Virginia
$54,421.54 - $90,701.94 Annually
Mar 18, 2023
Apr 08, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

$5,000 Sign-On Bonus*
This is an exciting opportunity to provide comprehensive behavioral health nursing to adults and youth with mental health, substance use, and intellectual disabilities in a fast-paced and multi-culturally diverse medication clinic. Deliver therapeutic nursing and behavioral health interventions under the supervision of a registered nurse. Dually function as members of a nursing team and an interdisciplinary team. Provide direct nursing care to individuals including medication administration. Provide support and education regarding medical issues to non-medical team members. Using an electronic health record, will document all services provided. Perform health screenings and support the integration of behavioral and physical health.

Work hours are Monday through Friday and may require one late evening depending on the needs of the site. This position is site based with most duties delivered in the medication clinic.

Here are some of additional benefits CSB employees enjoy:
  • *The LPN position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new merit county employees in the amount of $5,000 (full-time).
  • The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and CSB recognizes that staff competence speaking a variety of languages is necessary to meet client needs. We encourage candidate’s bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply. A foreign language skills stipend of up to $1,300/year (full-time) may be given for qualified bi-lingual employees.

Location: This position is located at the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health in Fairfax County (formerly known as Merrifield Center).

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Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Provides nursing services to individuals and/or families in clinics, ambulatory care centers, offices, or community settings;
  • Administers medications and performs treatments;
  • Performs appropriate height, weight, and head circumference measurements;
  • Performs Snellen (eye chart), Ishihara vision (color), and audio(hearing) testing;
  • Administers immunizations under the supervision of a licensed medical practitioner or registered professional nurse;
  • Solicits contraindications and medical history prior to each injection;
  • Assists in pharmacy organization;
  • Performs necessary laboratory tests and/or specimen collections per agency protocol (e.g., venipuncture; finger, foot, and heel stick; blood pressure checks; and urine testing);
  • Records and reports testing and specimen collection findings;
  • Prepares lab specimens collected for shipment to other labs;
  • Maintains a neat clinic area, assuring supply room is properly stocked and organized and that equipment is cleaned, sterilized and maintained in good working order.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of practical nursing skills gained through an accredited practical nursing program;
  • Skill in performing technical nursing procedures (e.g., injections, venipuncture, blood pressure screening);
  • Ability to identify questionable test findings;
  • Ability to perform CPR or perform emergency treatment for life-threatening conditions;
  • Ability to elicit sufficient pertinent medical information from a client and record a medical history that is
  • complete and accurate;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and staff members.

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited Practical Nursing program; plus two years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

  • Possession of current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) - within 3 months of hire
  • CPR/First Aid - within 3 months of hire

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies.)

  • LPN experience in a behavioral health nursing setting providing services to adults and youth with mental health, substance use, and intellectual disabilities in a fast-paced and multi-culturally diverse medication clinic.
  • Practical experience working in behavioral health and other health care settings.
  • Experience with service delivery to individuals with mental health, substance abuse, or developmental disabilities.

Ability to physically organize, sort, store, deliver medications, and administer injections; communicate with ethnically diverse consumers who have MH/MR/SA special needs; read and record medication orders; take vital signs; use keyboard to enter data in electronic health record; and utilize a computer. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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