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 clinical record.
- 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 patients behaviors.
- 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 appearance.
- Hearing and vision acuity required for successful job performance.
- Possession and maintenance of sufficient strength, agility and endurance to perform during physically, mentally and emotionally stressful and emergency situations encountered on the job.