Staff Nurse (LPN ) - Senior Behavioral Health

Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Description, Duties, and Requirements

The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for direct and indirect nursing care to patients.

Qualifications

 

Licensure / Certification:

  • Current Georgia License as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse
  • BLS Certification to be obtained within first month of employment 

Education: 

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situation
  • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, and maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information
  • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with excellent verbal and written communication skills

Non-Essential Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Professional Requirements

  • Adhere to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
  • Complete annual education requirements.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Report to work on time and as scheduled.
  • Wear identification while on duty.
  • Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations.
  • Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.
  • Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business practices.
  • Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and in-services as needed.

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions

  • May need to stand for 6-8 hours at a time.
  • Physically demanding, high-stress environment