September 07, 2016

LPN (11p-7a Sat/Sun SW2)

Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health System - TULSA, OK

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Job Description

$1,500 Sign-On Bonus!
The Licensed Practical Nurse provides nursing
interventions and management of acute and residential
patients (ages 4-17) as prescribed by the physician, and
assists the RN with oversight of restraint, seclusion,
and behavioral crisis intervention. Provides supervision
and guidance of direct care workers as charge nurse,
assures milieu management and quality delivery of
treatment to assigned patients. Provides patient
specific treatment, adheres to patient safety standards,
assures patient rights, prevents and identifies abuse,
and oversees quality of behavioral interventions.
Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:
Knowledge of psychiatric nursing skills, ability to
assess patient physical and emotional status. Knowledge
of seclusion and restraint protocols,
national patient safety standards, age specific
competencies, pain management, and standards established
by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
Accurately conveys patient behavior and status
verbally and in writing. Professional verbal and written
skills for communicating patient status,
and treatment needs to clients, families, professionals,
and employees of the facility. Able to verbally adapt
spoken communication to meet
needs of patient.
Proficiency in facilitating medication education
groups, and training ADL skills. Able to safely
de-escalate and manage aggressive patients, to
oversee seclusion and physical restraint of patients per
policy. Able to handle multiple projects under deadlines
with short notice.
Maintains professional therapeutic relationships with
staff, patients, families and visitors. Able to maintain
patient confidentiality.
Able to provide leadership and supervision to direct
care staff, to delegate responsibilities, make shift
assignments, and monitor performance.
Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse
Current Oklahoma Licensed Practical Nurse licensure.
Current Oklahoma Driver s License (Required for staff
on Driver s List)
Prefer two years work experience in a psychiatric
treatment setting with children and/or adolescents.
The physical demands described here are representative
of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions:
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Physical strength necessary to implement patient
behavioral crisis intervention.
Sitting, standing, walking, reaching, bending,
stooping as required to assist in patient care. Able to
sustain physical activity eight hours a day and remain
on feet eight hours per day.
Hearing, vision, sensory, and emotional stability
sufficient to perform essential job functions.
Able to deal with stressful situations and changing
Able to lift, carry, and lower up to 35 pounds using
appropriate body mechanics.
Able to push patients in wheel chairs up and down
hills and pursue running patients.
Access to reliable transportation; maintains reliable
attendance record and arrives in a timely manner.