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Licensed Practical Nurse LPN FT Residential

Company: Merakey
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: November 9, 2019

Job Description:

Merakey is seeking a LPN to join our Behavioral Health division in our Bethlehem, PA location. Pay Rate: 21.53 per hour Shift: Monday - Friday 7am to 3pm POSITION OVERVIEW Under the supervision of the CRR Director, the LPN will be responsible for the overall medical care for consumers, monitoring the administration of Doctor's medication orders, oversight of all medication management, providing supportive counseling, training, and case management services to individuals utilizing a flexible schedule based on resident need. This position will also be required to train and education staff on supporting individuals with medical needs. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following. Demonstrate a Rehabilitation/Recovery attitude toward service delivery by providing consumer-driven strength-based approach to medical services, case management and crisis services. Assist consumers in identifying and accessing medical needs through regular assessment and coordinating and assessing necessary medical services. Assist staff in gaining necessary information related to the consumers' medical health and services available. Complete initial nursing evaluations, including medical history summary and yearly updates on each consumer that is monitored, as needed Complete monthly self-administration assessment for residents. Attend appointments with consumers to assist with understanding and follow up Provide medication observation and monitoring, education and recording as needed. Work closely with staff and doctors to follow through with MD orders. Assess clients for symptoms and side effects of medication and provide education, management, and documentation as needed. Coordinate with physical health and behavioral health providers and specialist to ensure needs of consumers are met. Educate and train staff, family members, and community providers in relation to all areas of medical treatment and its relationship to psychiatric treatment. Maintain pharmaceutical supplies, and other treatment supplies as required for assessment and treatment. Conduct medical chart audits monthly and pharmacy audits quarterly. Maintains accurate and adequate records; completes all logs, documentation and reports in timeframes as determined by program management Prepare for site visits and audits Provide injections and other medications or medical treatments as prescribed Participate in service delivery for all the consumers on the team. Participate in service plan meetings, treatment meetings with other providers, and team clinics, as indicated by CRR director. Follow through with clinical decisions as determined utilizing a team approach to problem solving. Act as a liaison with family, service providers, and community supports and services, as needed and appropriate. Make referrals and appointments per recommendations Maintains compliance with house rules. Maintain professionalism as per corporate policy during all aspects of service delivery. Answer after hour calls from supervisor or case manager on-call when/if a medical emergency arises. Complete all paperwork in an accurate and timely manner. Complete all Merakey trainings as assigned and on time and actively implement the Sanctuary Model. Follow all program regulations, program description, and Merakey policy. Attend staff meetings and supervisions as per policy/as scheduled/directed by supervisor. Attend ABH medication train the trainer and provide training to new staff and yearly re-certifications for seasoned staff. Perform the abovementioned responsibilities in a professional, customer service-oriented manner. Scheduled shifts are to be consistent, yet, have the ability to be flexible based on the needs and appointments of residents. Complete all other duties as assigned. MERAKEY IS PROUD TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS Work/Life Balance Competitive Compensation Plans Opportunities for professional growth and advancement Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans Flexible Spending Accounts Short/Long Term Disability Coverage Life Insurance 403B Retirement Plan (with company matching) Marketplace Savings Program Employee Assistance Program Wellness Programs 24-Hour Nurse Hotline Tuition Reimbursement Generous Paid Time Off (for qualifying positions) Stability that coincides with working for a national leader in education and human services ABOUT MERAKEY'S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DIVISION Merakey offers a continuum of care in behavioral health (includes mental health and addictive diseases), integrating services in both community and site-based settings. These services provide a wide range of recovery focused treatment, services, and supports for children and adults. Site/Clinic Based Services The Center for Hope Outpatient Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Parents and Children Together (PACT) Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Psychiatric/Socialization Rehabilitation for Hope Residential Services for Children and Adults Community Based Services Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) Case Management / Recovery Coaching Community Health Liaison (CHL) Community and School Based Behavioral Health (CSBBH) Crisis Intervention Substance Use Disorder Services Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (DDTT) Family Based Mental Health Services Therapeutic Family Care Foster Care Plus Peer Support Student Assistance Program (SAP) Supported Employment Supports for Permanency (SFP) For more information on each individual service, please visit: https://www.merakey.org/services-behavioral-health.html ABOUT MERAKEY Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations. We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential. With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, California, and Tennessee. Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer! APPLY TODAY www.merakey.org/careers Requisition #

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