Friday, March 7, 2014
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The Child Study and Treatment Center is a 47 bed Joint Commission accredited psychiatric hospital, providing inpatient care for children and adolescents from across the State of Washington. We are located in the city of Lakewood, near Tacoma and Steilacoom.
This recruitment will be used to fill an permanent part-time (80%) Licensed Practical Nurse 2 position. This position will be located on Ketron; swing shift (2:45pm to 11:00pm). The designed days off are Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday.
If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the recruiter listed in the "Supplemental Information" section of this publication.
|The Licensed Practical Nurse provides practical nursing services for mentally ill children from age 5 to 17 in a psychiatric hospital.|
These duties include:
Assess and perform reassessments of patient's medical and mental health needs
Complete pain assessment and develop a pain management plan
Monitor the effectiveness of the pain management plan and modify the plan as needed
Recognize triggers and early signs of physical and emotional distress in patients
Follow protocols when caring for patients with a know or suspected communicable disease
Plan patient outings, determine staffing, and provide for medical needs of patients
Perform physical monitoring such as vital signs, height, weight, vision and hearing screens, AIMS assessments
Use appropriate medical equipment for patient care
Implement Physician treatment orders
Obtain PTOs by telephone when physician is not present
Utilize a PC for electronic communication, order entry and medication documentation
Administer medication, including controlled substances and provide vaccinations and TB screening test
Carry out interventions to reduce pain as per treatment plan
Provide age-appropriate bio psychosocial care to patients based upon the current treatment plan
Prepare and care for patients receiving specialized treatments directed by M.D. or RN
Perform nursing procedures, including providing of first aid and CPR
Encourage, supervise, and participate in group and individual recreation, social , and therapeutic activities
Monitor patients for safety and initiate prompt interventions to prevent escalation
Educate patients and families regarding medications,treatment plans, behavioral interventions and cottage programs
Report actual abuse or allegations of abuse or questionable contact between staff and patients to supervisor and /or Child Protective Services
Document treatment provided and patient's response to interventions
Comply with HIPPA and CSTC confidentiality rules
Participate in continuing education activities
|REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:|
Possession of a current Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse
One year or more experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
DESIRABLE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Able to understand and follow verbal and written directions, including those given over the phone.
Able to effectively work with children and adolescent patients, families, other health care workers and community contacts.
Able to apply nursing judgment and knowledge.
Assumes responsibility for professional development.
Sensory capabilities needed to monitor patients' physical condition and ability to provide safety monitoring in the milieu.
Personal fitness to allow participation with/supervision of patients during leisure activities (e.g. bike rides, hiking, sports).
Physical strength, dexterity and endurance to participate in hands-on patient interventions (e.g. containments, carrying a patient to the Quiet Room, etc.) when necessary.
Knowledge of professional nursing principles and concepts; dynamics of interpersonal relationships; normal and abnormal growth and development; mental health concepts; psychiatric nursing techniques; community resources.
PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS RECRUITMENT