LPN - Substance Abuse Services

Job Number 59735
Posted 12/20/2018
Account Northern Light Acadia Hospital
Department Narcotic Treatment Program, Substance Abuse Services
Location |ME| Acadia Healthcare, Inc., ME 04402
Schedule Pool/Per Diem
Shift Variable
Hours 0430-1330
Job Details Job Summary: The Licensed Practical Nurse contributes to the promotion of a safe therapeutic environment. Responsible for medication management and administration. Must have good communication skills and have the willingness and the ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team. Age appropriate nursing care is administered under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse. Supports the standards and policies of Acadia Hospital and the philosophy of the Nursing Department. In addition to the job-related competencies listed below, the employee must possess the core competencies of self-management, reflective practice, collaboration, systems thinking, initiative and flexibility. Perform any duties and/or responsibilities assigned by Manager or Supervisor for which qualified.

Professional Requirements: Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner in the community. Maintains regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission, Federal, and State. Complies with all organizational policies regarding EMHS's Code of Conduct and ethical business practices.

Regulatory Requirements: Must be licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse currently licensed in Maine. Must have current BLS/BTA/CPS certifications. Completes Healthstream Mandatory Education, including Annual Medication Exam on a yearly basis. Attends all mandatory safety related education programs, (fire, ergonomics, universal/standard precautions, etc.). Follows safety procedures to prevent injury to self and others. Carries assigned keys and wears hospital ID badge at all times. Refrains from the abuse of chemicals.

Language Skills: Must possess good oral and written communication skills in the English language.

Physical Demands: Visual acuity, color vision, hearing acuity, and tactile sensation are necessary to respond to patient response and requests. The ability to read and speak English, to communicate and document information. Must possess the manual dexterity and a degree of body strength and flexibility to respond to aggressive patient behavior. The ability to reach and stretch intermittently. Time may be spent sitting at a computer, collaborating with other healthcare team members. Standing and walking comprises some of the workday.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.