Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 7/21/2020

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Job Description

The LPN is responsible FOR PROVIDING medical support to IHW participants in the residential program. Primary duties include: administration of medication, including MATs, transcribing medication, transcribe monthly Medication Administration record (MAR) taking urine drug screens, auditing medication, The individual in this position must be able to provide an emotionally safe environment for women recovering from substance use, trauma and/or co-occurring disorders, as well as working in a therapeutic community residential treatment program for women and their children.

The schedule for this position is Sat. & Sun. 8:00am – 12:00 noon and M, W, F, is 10:00am – 6:30pm.

Responsibilities:

  • Administer morning medication, including MATs and injection medications
  • Adhere to IHW’s controlled substance policy
  • Adhere to medication discharge policy when needed
  • Perform Urine Drug Screens (UDSs’)
  • In collaboration with RN, Transcribe Medication Records every month
  • Complete medication inventory
  • Handle and process of medication refills to Tepper Pharmacy
  • Assist with prior authorizations for medication when needed
  • Assist RN in the coordination of client medical appointments that may occur over weekend
  • When needed, provide coverage for resident assistants
  • Maintain medical records for clients.
  • In collaboration with RN, coordinate client’s medical needs and significant diagnoses and treatment with client’s primary therapist and facility psychiatrist.
  • Coordinate client prescriptions with the pharmacy and mark the client MEDICAL ASSISTANCE number on the back of all prescriptions before sending them to the pharmacy.
  • Follow up on health problems and health assessments under direction of RN.
  • Maintain standard precautions among staff and residents.
  • Remove old prescriptions/return to Tepper’s Pharmacy
  • Ensure all significant incidents are properly reported to all appropriate agencies
  • Be able to function in role of RA when needed on shift and be responsible for client hourly rounds and all necessary paperwork including shift notes and activity logs
  • Other duties as assigned by RN or Program Director.

Skills:

  • Competent in Medication Administration, reading and interpreting critical lab values, perform UDS, and complete Nursing Assessments
  • Understand and apply setting-specific policies and procedures for handling crisis or dangerous situations, including safety measures for clients and staff.

Experience:

  • Thorough knowledge of chemical dependency and other addictions and appropriate treatment modalities

Education Requirement:

  • Graduate of an accredited certification program for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Minimum one year of experience in a behavioral health care setting
  • Experience in working with diverse populations and knowledge of diverse cultural needs.
  • Basic understanding of medical and psychosocial causes relevant to chemical dependent persons.
  • Ability to work with and educate non-medical staff.
  • Knowledge of chemical dependency and the recovery process.

Salary:

  • Commensurate with education and experience

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

  • This position is classified as salaried non-exempt in accordance to FLSA standards.

Days & Hours per week:

  • Sat. & Sun. 8:00am – 12:00 noon and M, W, F, is 10:00am – 6:30pm.