Provide psychiatric nursing care, case management
and crisis therapy to chronic and acute clients.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Crisis
Stabilization Unit Supervisor
- LPN licensed in Washington State
- Two years minimum experience working with
chronically mentally ill population.
- Must pass a criminal background and Inspector General check.
TYPICAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Attend shift report
- Provide nursing care for patients, including, but
not limited to: vital signs and pain assessment, wound and skin care, hygiene,
diet and nutritional care, intake and output monitoring as prescribed, LOC
assessment, musculoskeletal function, and monitoring patient response to
medications and other treatments.
- Document all findings and assessments in patient
- Serve as medication nurse as assigned.
- Assist with milieu management and program delivery.
- Work with clinical team to plan and implement
relevant treatment for patient population.
- Meet for supervision.
- Participate in staff meetings.
- Complete all assigned trainings.
- Participate in nursing meetings.
- Participate in crisis intervention and management of
- Maintain client records in accordance with agency
policies and procedures.
- Comply with all safety training and practices.
- Communicates effectively and professionally with
internal and external customers, using active listening skills.
- Ensures that facility, equipment and furnishings are
safe, sanitary, and well maintained.
- Ensures that clients receive nutritionally adequate
and appetizing meals of wholesome food that has been stored, prepared and
served in a safe manner.
- Provide Crisis phone line assistance/intervention.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Patient, tolerant, tactful, alert and neat personal
- Hearing and vision acuity required for successful
- Possession and maintenance of sufficient strength,
agility and endurance to perform during physically, mentally and emotionally
stressful and emergency situations encountered on the job.