Licensed Practical Nurse

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Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Salary
$49,380.03 - $82,299.15 Annually
Posted
May 01, 2021
Closes
May 14, 2021
Ref
21-00792
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Exciting opportunity to provide comprehensive behavioral health nursing to adults with mental health, substance abuse, and intellectual disabilities. Delivers therapeutic nursing and behavioral health interventions under the supervision of a registered nurse. Dually functions as members of a nursing team and a multidisciplinary team. Provides support and education regarding medical issues to non-medical team members. Using an electronic health record, will document all services provided. Performs health screenings and supports the integration of behavioral and physical health.

The main duties of this position include:
  • Staffing of the medication clinic.
  • Delivering medications and administering injections to seriously mentally ill and substance abusing individuals.
  • Measuring vitals sign, weight, height and body mass index.
  • Coordinating lab orders for metabolic screening.
  • Managing organizational tasks of the medication clinic including inventory and organization of physical space.
  • Triaging and coordinating with nursing and non-nursing staff to manage urgent medical situations that arise with individuals.
  • Educating individuals on medications, health and wellness.
  • Assisting the psychiatrist during medication management sessions.
  • Obtaining prior authorizations for medications from insurance companies.
  • Assisting with weekly lab clinic.
  • Scheduling individuals for medication appointments and maintaining positive customer service.
  • Attending weekly clinical team meetings and providing nursing support to non -medical team members.

Schedule: Work hours are Monday through Friday and may require one late evening depending on the needs of the site. This position is site based with most duties delivered in the medication clinic.

This position includes a signing bonus for new hires of $2,000 (full-time) or $1,000 (part-time).

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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 a
  • client 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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Possession of current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • CPR/First Aid required within 3 months of hire
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional - Adult (QMHP-A)-Required within 1 month of hire
  • Qualified Mental Health Case Manager (QMHCM)-Required within 1 month of hire

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter. This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Practical experience working in behavioral health and other health care settings.
  • Experience with service delivery to individuals with mental health, substance abuse, or developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to work independently and a part of a team.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to physically organize, sort, store, deliver medications and administer injection; communicate with ethnically diverse consumers who have mental health/intellectual disabilities/substance abuse; read and record medication orders; to take vital signs; and use keyboard driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and will include medication/written exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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