LVN/Counselor - Eating Disorder - Residential Program

Center For Discovery
Alexandria, VA
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 17, 2017
Full Time
Job DescriptionOverviewThe LVN/LPN is responsible for assisting and supporting residents through the entire treatment experience from admission through discharge. The LVN/LPN is responsible for communicating their observation and insight to the treatment team (ie therapists, dietitian, psychiatrist, pediatrician and facility administrator) to ensure that the team is comprehensively addressing each individual's particular issues. The LVN/LPN introduces each new resident to her fellow residents and the treatment staff, and orients each resident to the rules, expectations, and routine of the daily treatment schedule.QualificationsMust have considerable knowledge of nursing principles and practiceMust demonstrate knowledge of medications and their proper application and useAble to take vital signsAble to provide First AidLVN/LPN CertificationMust be licensed in current stateResponsibilitiesCompletes H&P upon admission for each residentDevelops and initiates the Nursing Care PlanFacilitating therapeutic groupsClear resident documentationImplements Physician Orders Is available for consultation after hours and returns telephone calls/pages within ten-minute time frameAdministers medication as prescribed Counts narcotics each day, logs appropriatelyMeets regularly with medical staff to discuss resident treatmentProvides assessment of medical problems as neededPerforms primary first aid and determines need for physician notificationThe LVN/LPN consults with the physician and psychiatrist to ensure appropriate medical interventions.The LVN/LPN meets with each resident, completes a daily assessment, and administers all prescription medication.The LVN/LPN is responsible to carry out any orders received from the physician and psychiatrist, and reports information to the Program Director and FacilityINDLCompany DescriptionJoin Us In Making a Difference!Center For Discovery is the fastest growing behavioral health company providing residential and outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults across the country. We are a mission driven, passionate group of over 1000 healthcare professionals whose primary purpose is to support those affected by eating disorders, mental health, and substance abuse issues by offering hope and healing on their journey towards recovery.With over 50 locations across the country we attract motivated, caring professionals that are invested in making a difference. If your desire is to be a part of team whose purpose is driven by compassion and produces tangible results, then Center For Discovery is where you will find it. If you are seeking a professional life that offers a company culture like no other and unlimited potential for advancement, then Center For Discovery invites you to join us. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. If you meet the minimum qualification, you will be contacted to further the application process. We conduct Live Scan fingerprinting for some of our locations in California. The results we receive are the following: Crimes relating to child abuse or elder abuse, Sex Offenders, and Convictions or incarcerations in the last 10 years as a result of committing: theft, robbery, burglary or any felonyMore information on live scan can be found here: phone calls, outside agencies, or recruiters.

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