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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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Job Details
Job Order Number
735630
Company Name
SUN Behavioral Delaware
Physical Address
21655 Biden Avenue
Georgetown, DE 19947
Job Description

Description
Position Summary:

Provides nursing care following physical and mental assessment plans, laboratory testing, plans of care and therapeutic treatments. Knowledgeable of a wide range of disorders; cognitive, emotional, developmental, social and behavioral. Performs crisis intervention. Provides direct and indirect patient care under the direction of a registered nurse. Provides for the personal care and comfort of psychiatric patients. Participates in the department’s performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities

Position Responsibilities:
Clinical / Technical Skills (40% of performance review)
Demonstrates ability to care appropriate to condition and age of patient including, pediatric, adolescent, adult and the geriatric population.
Demonstrates ability to observes patient’s behavior, mental status and activities.
Demonstrates ability to follow the patient plans of care developed by the treatment teams
Demonstrates knowledge of medications, including psychotropic drugs, and their correct administration based on the age of the patient and their clinical condition
Demonstrates ability to orients patients to the unit, takes admission vital signs and records on the Nursing Assessment Form.
Demonstrates ability to performs and records patient vital signs, intake and output; notifies RN of any changes.
Demonstrates ability to provide general nursing care, i.e., transferring patients, assisting with ADLs.
Demonstrates the ability to identify behaviors that require intervention.
Demonstrates ability to escort patients when leaving the unit for activities and scheduled tests.
Demonstrates ability to perform patient safety checks at scheduled times, documents appropriately. Can verbalize the different levels of observation (LOS, 1:1 and Close 15)
Demonstrates ability to assist with restraining a patient, placing a patient in seclusion.
Demonstrates the ability to set limits for patients and other de-escalation techniques.
Demonstrates ability to treat patients and families with respect and dignity; provides emotional support.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Safety (15% of performance review)
Strives to create a safe, healing environment for patients and family members
Follows all safety rules while on the job.
Reports near misses, as well as errors and accidents promptly.
Corrects minor safety hazards.
Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace.
Attends all required safety programs and understands responsibilities related to general, department, and job specific safety.
Participates in quality projects, as assigned, and supports quality initiatives.
Teamwork (15% of performance review)

Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.
Responds willingly to colleagues and serves as an active part of the hospital team.
Builds collaborative relationships with patients, families, staff, and physicians.
The ability to retrieve, communicate, and present data and information both verbally and in writing as required
Demonstrates listening skills and the ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken and written word.
Demonstrates adequate skills in all forms of communication.
Integrity (15% of performance review)

Strives to always do the right thing for the patient, coworkers, and the hospital
Adheres to established standards, policies, procedures, protocols, and laws.
Applies the Mission and Values of SUN Behavioral Health to personal practice and commits to service excellence.
Supports and demonstrates fiscal responsibility through supply usage, ordering of supplies, and conservation of facility resources.
Completes required trainings within defined time periods.
Exemplifies professionalism through good attendance and positive attitude, at all times.
Compassion (15% of performance review)

Demonstrates accountability for ensuring the highest quality patient care for patients.
Willingness to be accepting of those in need, and to extend a helping hand
Desire to go above and beyond for others
Understanding and accepting of cultural diversity and differences


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