LPN-CCHBC | Various positions | 5.21

Location: Gainesville, FL
Rate of Pay: $22.00/Hr. Non-Exempt

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 for clients on the Assertive Community Treatment Team. This position provides care in both office and community settings, including clients' homes. 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.
  • Greets clients as soon as possible after screening and provides welcoming atmosphere.
  • Documents clearly and effectively utilizing appropriate forms.
  • 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. 

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.