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Universal Health Services


Location:
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Date:
06/22/2017
2017-06-222017-07-21
Job Code:
167387
Universal Health Services
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LPN

Job Code:  167387
Facility: Alabama Clinical Schools
Location: BIRMINGHAM, AL US
Region:
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Education Required: Professional 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, RN
 
Category: Nursing
FTE: 1
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide.  Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees.  Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

 

Alabama Clinical Schools (ACS) is an 80-bed Joint Commission accredited facility in the Trussville area, providing a therapeutic milieu for at risk males with behavioral health issues.  In addition to a specialty program for youth with sexually abusive behaviors and a separate, intensive psychiatric unit, ACS has two levels of foster care programs for youth who can remain in the community.  We firmly believe successful treatment is based upon the individual needs of each youth in the least restrictive setting. 

 

At ACS you will work with a small group of nurses, where turnover is low, and the whole facility is a 24-hour Team.  You will appreciate the familiarity and camaraderie with your co-workers and other employees!

 

The Nurse responsibilities may include the following:

 

·         Completes patient admission process, including nursing assessment

·         Documents ongoing patient assessments/progress clearly and concisely

·         Medication administration and management

·         Participates as member of interdisciplinary treatment team

·         Provides appropriate nursing intervention/documentation in crisis situations

·         Reports unsafe conditions

·         Provides age-specific communication, limit setting and interventions

·         Provides health education to patients and their families

·         Prepares and adheres to facility patient discharge process

·         Interacts with patients and staff in professional manner, promotes teamwork and demonstrates Service Excellence

 

Schedule – Flexible scheduling, day and evening shifts with weekend rotations

 

Tuition assistance is available to LPNS who become RNs and stay with ACS!   

 

 
Requirements

 

Qualifications include:

·         Graduation from an accredited LPN nursing program.  Licensed by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

·         One year psychiatric nursing experience or prior experience in a mental health facility preferred

·         Knowledge of nursing practices and procedures

·         Knowledge of appropriate nursing assessment, diagnosis, treatment, planning intervention and evaluation of psychiatric patients preferred

·         Ability to administer medication/treatments and monitor for effectiveness and side effects

·         Skills in developing therapeutic relationship with children and adolescents

·         Skills in preparing and maintaining appropriate medical record documentation

·         Ability to provide education to patients and families/legal guardians about their health needs

·         Good oral and written communication including verbal de-escalation techniques

·         Ability to plan, organize and conduct patient care processes in a timely manner

·         Ability to safely perform physical management techniques and crisis intervention

·         Must successfully pass background screen (includes criminal history, Child Abuse and Neglect Registry, and ABI/FBI fingerprint check) and drug testing  

·         Must be reliable, following through on assignments

 

Tobacco-free campus.

 

 


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