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LPN Positions PRN Geriatric Unit Quail Run Behavioral Health

Quail Run Behavioral Health Phoenix Full-Time
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POSITION SUMMARY

The LPN performs under the direction of a Registered Nurse in providing nursing care to assigned patients, utilizing basic understanding of psychiatric and personality disorders. 

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE

Assessment

1.     Accurately collect data needed for the appropriate portion of the integrated assessment.

2.     Take and record vital signs properly.

3.     Observe for, and document changes in patient’s appearance, behavior and ability to work toward treatment plan goals.

4.     Communicate changes in patient’s condition to the Charge Nurse.

5.     Report signs and symptoms of infection in patients to the Charge Nurse.

6.     Monitor each patient’s behavior or location per Patient Observation Policy and Procedure.

Treatment Planning

1.     Maintain awareness of patients’ individualized plan of care including goals and interventions.

2.     Provide information to the Charge Nurse that assists in the development and revision of the treatment plan.

3.     Document the treatment plan, nursing interventions and the patient’s response to the intervention.

Teaching

1.     Teach communication, interpersonal and social skills as well as the basic principles of physical health to the patient and significant others, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

2.     Promote learning experiences and provides educational materials to patients and their families.

3.     Re-enforce importance of medication compliance, and monitor compliance continuously.

4.     Evaluate and documents the effectiveness of all patient teaching.

5.     Provide opportunities for patients and families to question, discuss and explore their feelings about prescribed therapies/interventions/diagnosis.

Milieu Management

1.     Provide structure and maintains a therapeutic environment in collaboration with the patient and other health care providers.

2.     Monitor patients and their therapeutic environment for changes in acuity and intervenes if needed in a timely fashion.

3.     Assure patients are adequately oriented to the unit.

4.     Monitor unit activities and encourages patient participation.

5.     Act as a role model to promote good health and hygiene skills.

6.     Report potential crisis situations to the Charge Nurse.

7.     Consistently utilize universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines.

8.     Maintain a safe environment by use of room checks.

9.     Assist in structured didactic groups with patients and families and prescribes, delegates and coordinate nursing care to a group of patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Job Requirements

Education:  Graduate from an accredited professional school of nursing, preferably with education in Geriatrics.

Experience: Minimum one (1) year as a LPN in psychiatric nursing. Preferably six (6) months experience in the specialized area of Geriatrics.

Licensure: Is licensed as a practical nurse, according to A.R.S. Title 32, Chapter 15.

Additional Requirements:  Must pass a medication administration exam before administering medications.  CPR certification and successful completion of Handle with Care including restraint and seclusion policies, within 30 days of employment, and prior to assisting in restraining procedures.

 

Skills required

Psychotherapy
Community Health
Therapies
Medication Therapy Management
Psychiatry
Psychosocial
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It is our mission that Quail Run Behavioral Health consistently provides a supportive, compassionate, and innovative environment of patient centered care.

Quail Run Behavioral Health is a newly constructed, state-of-the-art facility that opened November 17, 2014! Our services include acute inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. We have been opening our 102-bed facility in phases and currently, we are accepting referrals for both our adolescent acute care/inpatient program and our adult acute care/inpatient program. We will continue to expand our acute care capacity for all populations, including opening the geriatric unit and the children’s unit soon! We are now accepting referrals for adults in need of services in our partial hospitalization program and our intensive outpatient program as well!

At Quail Run, we have a team of professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, behavioral health specialists, and recreation therapists working together to support the process of discovering hope and inspiration while undertaking the necessary steps to progress toward wellness.

Our team of professionals will develop an individualized plan of care to meet the unique needs identified throughout the assessment process. With service excellence as a priority, our team takes pride in offering quality care in a compassionate and comfortable environment. Whether it is our intake and assessment team assisting you in connecting with the appropriate program or our treatment team developing a plan of care, you are at the center of the process.

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