Licensed Practical Nurse - Residential Treatment & Detox Services

Location
Csb A New Beginning, Virginia
Salary
$49,873.82 - $83,122.21 Annually
Posted
Sep 25, 2021
Closes
Oct 09, 2021
Ref
21-01957
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax Detoxification Center is part of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and is a short-term residential program for adults who need help to safely detoxify from the effects of drugs and/or alcohol. The Fairfax Detoxification Center is looking for a motivated LPN to work with a team of dedicated professionals serving clients from Fairfax County and surrounding area.

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;
  • 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;
  • CPR/First Aid - within 30 days of hire
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, and a 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:
  • One-year post-licensure experience working as an LPN in dual diagnosis substance disorder, and behavioral health setting.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Adaptable to flexible scheduling and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary treatment team, and maintain good working relationships with both staff, and clients.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be capable of providing nursing care and assistance including physically assisting large adults in hygiene. Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, cook, shop, drive and write as needed; use keyboard to enter data in electronic health record and review data on computer monitor; take vital signs (blood pressure, weight, abdominal girth, temperature, pulse, blood sugar finger sticks) and administer intramuscular injections and TB tests. 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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