LVN/LPN - Eating Disorder - Residential Program

Center For Discovery
Fairfax, VA
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Full Time
Overview The 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.Please Note: In this position you will be working 2 - 3 hour shifts, 15 hours a week. Qualifications Must have considerable knowledge of nursing principles and practiceMust demonstrate knowledge of Axis I diagnosis and symptoms (and specifically in adolescents)Must demonstrate knowledge of medications and their proper application and useAble to take vital signsAble to provide First Aid LVN/LPN CertificationMust be licensed in current state Responsibilities Completes 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 FacilityINDLCB*

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