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Licensed Practical Nurse

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 6/09/23

Job Description

Job description:

Top Client has multiple openings for a Licensed Practical Nurse!

Major Duties:

The Secure Program LPN works under the supervision of the Program and Nursing Director. This position provides health assessments to determine admission appropriateness of each participant referred to the Secure Treatment Program. The Secure Program LPN also coordinates primary care within the community, provides management and administration of medication in conjunction with the prescriber, and provides specialized crisis intervention and short-term intervention services to adults and older adults experiencing an acute behavioral health crisis, with the goal of crisis stabilization within the least restrictive setting.


In fulfilling these duties, the incumbent performs the following duties independently:

Participate in initial and ongoing psychosocial assessment of the goals and needs of participants.
Assist in development and implementation of a multidisciplinary service plan in collaboration with the participant, team, and others at the participants request.
Under the direction of the RN supervisor and prescriber, develop, revise, maintain, and monitor team psychopharmacologic and medical treatment including administering, monitoring, and recording psychotropic medications prescribed by the prescriber.
Monitor and chart psychotropic medication effectiveness, complications, and side effects; and arrange for required lab work according to protocol.
Conduct regular assessments of therapeutic responses to prescribed psychotropic medications, and complications and side effects.
Triage medical complaints with RN supervisor and/or prescriber.
Educate participants regarding medications.
Provide behavioral health care with respect for individual confidentiality, safety and self-determination.
Complete all required documentation in an accurate, complete, and timely manner per agency policies and procedures.
Participate in the implementation of agency tracking systems and chart audit procedures.
Take the initiative to seek supervisory or collegial assistance with follow-through or methodology if problems with documentation quality or timeliness persist.
Independently identify program needs and take responsibility for realizing those needs through collective processes.
Actively contribute to program development by participating in agency meetings, serving on working committees, and undertaking agreed upon independent projects for the improvement of the agency and enhancement of services.
Ensure own professional development and maintain licensure and/or certification requirements.
Other duties as assigned.


Associates degree in nursing required;
Current WA state LPN license required;
Current CPR and First Aid and Food Handlers permit, or ability to obtain one within 90 days.
At least one year of work experience in an inpatient or outpatient psychiatric setting, involuntary services experience preferred.
Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services.
Be willing to seek to understand each individuals unique circumstances and personal preferences and goals and incorporate them into the crisis response to help individuals regain a sense of control.
Have a strong understanding of recovery and resilience, the value of partnerships and individual choice, and the balance between protection from harm and personal dignity.
Interest or experience in working with individuals who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional behavioral health programs.
Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for individuals.
Ability to work effectively with individuals displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors.
Demonstrated knowledge regarding the management of challenging behaviors.
Competency in adult psychopathology and pharmacology; clinical treatments of dual diagnosis clients and of substance use and addictions, individual crisis intervention and psychotherapy; professional ethics, and individual rights.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Great attendance.
Ability to work well with others.
This position requires shift work and requires the ability to work within a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings.

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Great benefits!

Four Weeks accrued PTO!

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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