LPN | Primary Care | Gainesville | #39596 | 01.21

Full Time

Salary Range: 20.00/Hr. Non-Exempt


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the provision of direct client care and interaction under the supervision of a Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) or physician. The LPN provides medication administration, wound care, patient and family education and historical data collection. Documents care provided in the clinical record. The population served includes children and adults. OSHA Statement: This position has potential for exposure to blood and body fluids.


Minimum Qualifications:

·  Clear/Active license to practice as an LPN in the State of Florida

·  Experience in substance use/psychiatric setting preferred.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the admission process by gathering baseline data of client's current health status.
  • Transcribes verbal or telephone orders received from the physician and verifies such by "read-back".
  • Transcribes physician orders to the medication administration record (MAR).
  • Performs fingerstick for glucose evaluation.
  • Blood Draws/IV Therapy (training will be provided)
  • Evaluates point-of-care urine drug screens.
  • Administers medications as ordered by a physician.
  • Provides wound care as ordered by a physician.
  • Educates and orients client and family to the unit milieu and structure.
  • Provides confidentiality in all interactions with clients, to the extent possible, in the clinical setting.
  • Provides for interactions with family, to the extent possible, under HIPPA regulations.
  • Ensures that necessary safety precautions are taken based on the client's condition and facility policy.
  • Intervenes as necessary to prevent injury to staff or other clients.
  • Provides accurate documentation of client interactions and interventions.
  • Provides courteous, respectful interactions with clients, their family members, and other staff.
  • Provides reports to the ARNP, CNO, Risk Manager, QI staff as indicated.
  • Performs other necessary tasks as assigned.
  • Must have basic computer skills by being able to work with a computer based program, input data and find and report on data
  • Keeps current with continuing education as required by license or as required by the position. General Responsibilities: Customer Service:
  • Greets clients as soon as possible after screening and provides welcoming atmosphere.
  • Documents clearly and effectively utilizing appropriate forms.
  • Updates Kardex.
  • Seeks information as needed.
  • Works with the team to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Flexible. Adapts well to change. Infection Control and Employee Health
  • Reports communicable illnesses in clients to the Nurse Manager and Infection Control Practitioner (CNO).
  • Practices effective hand hygiene, hand washing, and cough etiquette.
  • Reports to Employee Health for pre-employment tuberculin skin test and annual skin testing.
  • Enforces Standard Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions in all aspects of client care.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employee's Competency Checklist.  The following are general and apply to all positions with this title.


Language Skills:

·  Effective written and verbal communication skills in English

·  Fluency in Spanish desirable Communication Skills

·  Attentive to others and asks questions appropriately

·  Effectively conveys and obtains information

·  Ability to use electronic programs such as Windows XP and Outlook


Mathematical Skills:

·  Ability to multi-task preferred Mathematical Skills

·  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, use a calculator Reasoning Ability

·  Logically works through issues as they arise.

·  Identifies issues and potential solutions Customer Service

·  Dedicated to providing excellence

·  Committed to satisfaction


Reasoning Ability:

·  Logically works through issues as they arise.

·  Identifies issues and potential solutions Customer Service

·  Dedicated to providing excellence

·  Committed to satisfaction


Physical Demand:

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

Meridian is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  We are fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, marital status, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service or because they are a protected veteran or other non-merit based factors.