Licensed Practical Nurse

$48,364.37 - $80,606.45 Annually
Dec 03, 2018
Dec 17, 2018
Full Time

Works as part of a co-occurring (Substance Abuse and Mental Health) community based residential treatment program. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing services to individuals with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Provides medical assistance to residents in a long-term residential treatment program. Must have knowledge of practical nursing skills. Duties include medication administration, triaging medical needs, documentation in electronic health records, referrals to outside medical services and liaison to outside primary care providers. Works as part of a team alongside the clinical staff to ensure that residents' medical and clinical needs are met.

This position is eligible for a $2000 bonus for full-time, new hires. Multiple positions in similar program across Fairfax County may be filled from this advertisement.

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Illustrative Duties 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;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 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 aclient 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 MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:
Graduation from an accredited Practical Nursing program; plus two years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Possession of current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • CPR/First Aid (Required within 3 months)
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a sanctions screening to the satisfaction of the employer.Contingent upon area of assignment, some positions within this class will require a National Provider Identifier.
Appointee will also be required to have a TB test annually.

Experience providing nursing care to adults with substance abuse and/or mental health diagnoses.
Experience with electronic health records.

Must be capable of providing nursing care/assistance including physically assisting adults in hygiene, personal care, and elimination. All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include written exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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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