Licensed Practical Nurse

Location
FAIRFAX (HH12), VA
Salary
$48,364.37 - $80,606.45 Annually
Posted
Dec 24, 2018
Closes
Jan 14, 2019
Function
Nurse
Hours
Full Time

Here is an exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team as part of our Addiction Medicine Clinic in a community-based outpatient setting. Staff is being enhanced and expanded to provide integrated services, while addressing substance use and mental health disorders as well as co-occurring primary care needs of individuals we serve. Programming includes medically and clinically managed detoxification, induction, medication management, case management, and engagement and referral services.

Delivers appropriate Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), medical and clinical services to clients in compliance with state license requirements and under the direction of nursing supervisor. Obtains information from the Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and performs urine drug screening on clients. Provides medical monitoring of clients, administration of medication and provision of injections as ordered by prescribers. Reviews potential benefits and side effects of medication with clients and provides health education. Monitors for signs and symptoms of withdrawal, and provides head to toe nursing assessments. Communicates with medical and clinical staff, and others inside the CSB, as well as those in the community. Must be able to work as part of a treatment team which consists of substance abuse counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychiatrist, and physicians.

New hires are eligible for a $2000 sign-on bonus.

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Illustrative Duties 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 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 QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited Practical Nursing program; plus two years of experience as a licensed Practical Nurse.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Possession of current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience working with clients in detoxification or medical/surgical and psychiatric conditions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to provide nursing care/assistance including assisting large adults to sit, walk, stand, bend and write as needed. Use key-board to enter data in electronic health record and review data on computer monitor; observe client behavior/appearance. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Interview panel

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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