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Licensed Practical Nurse - (232128)

Facility Name
Newport News Behavioral Health Center
NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23603 US (Primary)
Career Area
Rehabilitation Physical Therapist (RPT)
Job Description

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion Newport News Behavioral Health Center is a residential program, for males and females ages 11-21, consist of a cognitive behavioral treatment model that encourages youth to safely explore thoughts and feelings related to the development of positive and desirable behavior within their homes and communities. Our programs have been designed to provide each individual resident quality mental health treatment in a safe therapeutic environment. It is the mission of Newport News Behavioral Health Center to promote recovery from the effects of abuse, addiction and other behavioral issues through specialized treatment interventions provided by a community of caring professionals.

Newport News Behavioral Health Center has an excellent career opportunity for an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse to work our evening shifts from 7pm to 7am our team of dedicated professionals.

The candidate selected will be responsible for the following: • Participates in the provision of nursing care, under the supervision of a registered nurse directed toward meeting the psychosocial, physical, and communication needs of the residents. • Admits residents to the unit by providing and coordinating their introduction into the therapeutic environment. • Coordinates residents transfer to another unit or their discharge from the hospital as appropriate • Identifies resident symptoms requiring medical attention, or resident problems and behavior changes and communicates these to the Program Director, Director of Nursing/Nursing Supervisor, and attending physician. • Makes unit rounds to ensure the safety of the residents and to monitor the milieu. • Administers medications per hospital policy and demonstrates competency. Ensures that medication consent forms are received from the patient prior to administering meds. Accurately identifies the need for PRN’s • Documents appropriate re: PRTs, medical emergencies, medical issues, nursing summaries, and first dose monitoring. • Documents nursing progress notes on all residents daily. Progress notes; discuss interventions used and measurable progress toward treatment goals. • Maintains professionalism at all times in interactions with residents, staff, and referral sources/guardians. • Keeps infection control log up to date. • Provides resident with education regarding medications, explaining rationale for taking medication, side effects, and dietary restrictions. • Ensures that nursing education groups occur and are documented as directed.

Job Requirements

Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing program for Licensed Practical Nurses and hold a valid license in the state of Virginia to practice as an LPN.  Current CPR certification or upon hire attend CPR certification.  Prefer a minimum of one year experience in an adolescent psychiatric or general psychiatric setting. Requires mental alertness; at times requires critical thinking under stress situations.  Requires stamina to work in a fast-paced environment.

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