Licensed Practical Nurse - Meisel 2 Geropsych WEO - Levindale

Employer
LifeBridge Health
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Jun 20, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:The Behavioral Health Unit is comprised of two 40-bed units, and boasts more than 100 staff members. Staff members in the BH are good communicators and are able to set boundaries, hold confidences, and establish and maintain trust. Patients in the BH Unit are admitted with medical and psych diagnoses. The length of their stay is 23 days, which provides an opportunity for clinical staff to analyze a patient's behavior and cultivate a relationship that may help a patient see him- or herself in a better way. During their stay, patients will receive help with medication management and rehabilitation services if needed. Staff members will also assist in engaging patients in group activities and one-on-one exercises.Under the supervision of the ADN/Unit Director, the Licensed Practical Nurse utilizes a general understanding of the principles of nursing and basic physical assessment skills in the development of and implementation of individualized nursing care plans to ensure that the needs of the residents are met; assists in the orientation of the supervision of nursing personnel; and attends to the daily operations of the unit on a per shift, unit level, and assumes responsibilities of a leadership role as needed.Requirements: Formal working knowledge; equivalent to an Associate's degree (2 years college); requires knowledge of a specialized field; Less than one year experience; Basic computer skills; Synquest; IV Pump; Phillips Monitoring System; Accucheck; EKG Machine, Specialty Bed Operation; License for Practical Nursing.Prefer 2-3 years Medical, Dementia, and Behavioral Health experience. 12 hour shifts. Every weekend Sat/Sun and 3 week rotating schedule (Week 1 - Sun, Thurs, Sat. // Week 2 - Sun, Tues, Sat // Week 3 - Sun, Fri, Sat)