LPN - FULL TIME NIGHTS
Company: Brightwell Behavioral Health
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: November 22, 2021
LPN - FULL TIME NIGHTS - $5000 SIGN ON BONUSBrightwell
Behavioral Health is looking for an LPN Full time for Nights. Shift
hours are 7:00pm - 7:30am and regularly scheduled 3 shifts per
week. Includes every other weekend scheduling. We offer a
competitive rate and benefits plus free meals and drinks! Sign on
bonus is paid in 4 installments: after 90 days, after 120 days,
after 210 days and after 1 year. Here is what you will do in the
LPN position:Principal Functions:Functions under the supervision
and direction of the Director of Nursing and Registered Nurse to
assist in providing patient care, within scope of practice.
Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of
nursing care, within the objectives, standards, and policies of the
hospital and within the parameters of his or her preparation.
Cooperates with the members of the nursing and medical staffs and
other hospital departments. Relates effectively with other shifts
for continuity of care.Essential Functions:
- Collects data regarding patient's condition based upon
observation and/or interview of patient, physician's diagnosis,
laboratory findings and any other pertinent information.
- Uses professional judgment to complete nursing care plan
functions as directed by the Registered Nurse, consistent with RNs
assessment of patient's condition and physician's treatment
- Directs non-professional personnel in implementing nursing care
plans, and provides guidance and demonstrates appropriate methods,
as necessary, to correct deviations from established
- Evaluates patient's response to nursing care and modifies or
revises treatment plans, in conjunction with the RN and/or contacts
physicians as circumstances require.
- Renders professional nursing care including administering
medications, initiating and maintaining intravenous fluids
according to hospital policy and procedures. Understands the
pharmacology and recognizes the side effects of medications
- Identifies problems and reports them directly to the RN and
Director of Nursing. Communicates with other hospital departments,
as necessary, in order to resolve operation problems and make the
most effective use of hospital resources in delivering quality
patient care. Performs lab draws and reports findings to
- Performs both complex and routine treatments as prescribed by
physicians or as warranted by patient's condition within their
scope of service.
- Makes regular rounds of assigned patients independently and
with physicians; observes and evaluates patient's symptoms,
progress and reactions to treatments and medications, and takes
corrective action as indicated.
- Accurately and promptly implements physician's orders.
- Admits, transfers and discharges patients.
- Instructs patients and family members regarding treatments,
nursing plans and so forth in order to allay apprehensions;
explains home care methods and techniques necessary for continuing
- Arranges to have needed supplies and equipment on hand.
- Maintains the standards of accurate and complete recording and
reporting. Documents and maintains records and charts, and reports
patient's condition, medications given and treatments administered
to the Registered Nurse and/or Chief Nurse Executive and the
following shift; and informs physician of appropriate patient
- Demonstrates and maintains competency in nursing skills and
knowledge. Demonstrates age appropriate competency skills and
knowledge, displays ability to perform skills specific to patient
population identified in unit specific skills list(s).
- Displays ability to perform skills specific to patient
population identified in unit specific skills list(s).
- Assist in orientating and training new personnel, and serves as
a resource person for departmental personnel resolving patient care
- Maintains competency in nursing skills and knowledge,
demonstrates ability to perform skills specific to patient
population identified in unit specific skills list.
- Participates in hospital safety program. Responsible for
knowing the lifting requirements of the job and requesting
assistance when appropriate
- Keeps Chief Nurse Executive and Registered Nurse informed of
patients, needs, and problems on the nursing unit.
- Observes and supports hospital policy, mission statement, and
vision. Supports and enforces infection-control policies and
- Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the
field by reading appropriate books; journals and other literature
and attending related seminars, conferences, etc.
- Maintains a professional approach with confidentiality. Assures
protection and privacy of health information as attained through
written, electronic or oral disclosures.
- Displays concern and initiative. Is resourceful and calm in
- Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences.
- Cooperates and maintains good rapport with nursing staff,
medical staff, other departments, and visitors.
- Seeks guidance and remains knowledgeable of, and complies with,
all applicable federal and state laws, as well as hospital polices
that apply to assigned duties.
- Complies with hospital expectations regarding ethical behavior
and standards of conduct.
- Complies with federal and hospital requirements in the areas of
protected health information and patient
privacy.RequirementsEducation: Must be a high school graduate or
equivalent and a graduate of a technical nursing
program.Experience: Minimum one (1) year of LPN experience. Prefer
experience in Psychiatric Nursing.Licensure: Currently licensed in
the State of Indiana as a License Practical Nurse. CPR and CPI
certification within 180 days of hire.Skills: Excellent verbal
communication skills necessary in order to instruct and comfort
patients and their families. Maintain effective contacts with a
variety of Hospital Personnel. Must demonstrate knowledge and
skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the
patient served on assigned unit/department.Working ConditionsThe
employee may be exposed to blood borne pathogens, infectious
diseases, and other hazardous wastes, (i.e. Hepatitis, Aids,
Tuberculosis). Proper precautions will be taught and provided by
the hospital. The position requires a considerable amount of
walking, stooping, pulling, lifting, feeling, hearing, and
repetitive motions. Ability to move quickly in response to
physician and patient needs, to stand for long periods, occasional
overhead and low reaching, and to exert force of up to 50 lbs.
occasionally, up to 20 lbs. frequently and/or up to 10 lbs.
constantly. Patient care activities may require the ability to lift
of up to 30 lbs. constantly, up to 50 lbs. occasionally and up to
100 lbs. rarely.MiscellaneousSeeks guidance and remains
knowledgeable of, and complies with, all applicable federal and
state laws as well as regulations and hospital policies that apply
to assigned duties.Complies with hospital expectations regarding
ethical behavior and standards of conduct.Complies with federal and
hospital requirements in the areas of protected health information
and patient privacy.Some duties may be reassigned and other duties
may be assigned as required in the hospital's sole
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