Licensed Practical Nurse

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$49,873.82 - $83,122.21 Annually
Posted
Sep 25, 2021
Closes
Oct 09, 2021
Ref
21-01975
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This is an opportunity to join the Addiction Medicine Clinic (AMC) team. AMC provides Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), primarily to those with opioid use disorders who are prescribed Suboxone through our Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) program. Services address substance use and other behavioral health disorders as well as co-occurring primary care needs of individuals.

Programming includes medically and clinically managed detoxification, induction, medication management, case management, and therapy. 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 observed 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 clients as well as 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 behavioral health specialists, therapists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychiatrists, and physicians.

AMC is based at Merrifield Center and this position may be asked to work at AMC satellite sites at Gartlan Center or Northwest Center on a weekly basis, or to conduct outreach and engagement at Residential Detox or the Adult Detention Center on designated day(s) each week.

This position will include some evening hours (until approximately 7pm).

This position includes a signing bonus for new employees of $2,000 for full-time.

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Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Administers medications and performs treatments;
  • Performs appropriate height, weight, and head circumference measurements;
  • Administers immunizations under the supervision of a licensed medical practitioner or registered professional nurse;
  • Solicits contraindications and medical history prior to each injection;
  • Assists in pharmacy organization;
  • 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

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • 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 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 or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Commonwealth of Virginia;

Some positions within this classification will require additional certifications and licenses, as defined by the position description and posted in job announcements.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, a driving record check, 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).

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience working with clients in detoxification or medical/surgical with co-occurring psychiatric disorder.
  • Experience serving clients with Medication Assisted Treatment and/or Office Based Opioid Treatment
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to provide nursing care/assistance including assisting large adults; sit, walk, stand, bend and write as needed. Ability to use keyboard 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:
Panel Interview and may include a practical 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 military status 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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