Licensed Practical Nurse (Part-time)

Location
Alexandria, VA
Salary
$22.48 - $29.90 Hourly
Posted
Sep 04, 2019
Closes
Sep 18, 2019
Ref
2020-00086
Hours
Part Time
Licensed Practical Nurse
(Part-Time)

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Licensed Practical Nurse position.

An Overview
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will be responsible for all nursing duties related to successful attestation of Meaningful Use and Primary Health Care Screenings objectives. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will work under the supervision of the Medical Director and in coordination with the Psychiatric Nurses and the Pharmacy Technicians. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will be responsible for conducting all required nursing activities to meet Meaningful Use and Primary Health Care Screenings expectations, document findings into the electronic health record and effectively communicate with the psychiatrists and other treatment team members.

What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate should have thorough knowledge of the theories, techniques and practices of community mental health nursing; thorough knowledge of and ability to provide primary health care screenings; ability to work with individuals who have multiple impairments; ability to accurately collect and enter health care data into an EHR; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, nurses, patients, community providers and other treatment team members; and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

The Opportunity
  • Conducts primary health care screenings for identified patients on a timely basis.
  • Meets with patients prior to psychiatrist visit to take vital signs including; height, weight, BMI, blood pressure and pulse rate and documents in the EHR.
  • Takes a basic patient history including; medical conditions, medications, allergies and pregnancy status when applicable and documents in the EHR.
  • Assists patients with completing a depression screening tool.
  • Reviews laboratory reports and enters lab values in the HER.
  • Inquires at each visit if there have been changes in medical conditions and medications and documents in the EHR.
  • Obtains preferred pharmacy information and documents in the EHR
  • Reviews summary of care reports from external providers and documents information in the HER.
  • Ensure that all medical documents are sent to medical records for processing.
  • Notifies psychiatrists and nursing staff of any abnormal results in a timely manner.
  • Ensures patient flow by seeing patients in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Assists with chaperoning patients as needed.
  • Provides health education in conjunction with the psychiatrist and nursing staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

About the Department
The Center for Adult Services (CAS) provides programs and services in Aging; Adult Protective Services; Clinical & Emergency Services; and Community & Residential Support Services for seniors and for persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. CAS provides compassionate and effective person-centered services based on best practices. Our teams support self-determination, safety and recovery for Alexandria residents affected by abuse, neglect, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Two-Year College Degree; Currently licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Preferred Qualifications

College courses in psychiatric or community health nursing; At least one year of experience in nursing case management; Fluent & Bilingual in both English and Spanish.

Notes

This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to: FBI/Federal Records Check; VA State Child Abuse/Neglect Registry; Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Database; education/certifications; drug screening; and driver's license.

Schedule: Monday - Wednesday, 12:30PM - 9:00PM