Resources For Human Development, Inc.
Requisition Number: NEWPE-LPN-H-08-2018-02
Job Title: LPN
City: Stroudsburg
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: B - 2 Year Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $25.00/hour

LPN

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Description/Job Summary

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN THE POCONOS , APPROXIMATELY 85 MILES NORTH OF PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Incumbent assures that all medical and psychiatric operating procedures and regulations are followed.  Serves two programs, the Crisis Residence and the Medical Mobile Crisis Unit.  

An eight-bed, short-term residential program for adults in Carbon, Monroe and Pike counties. The program provides supervised mental health stabilization services as an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization for individuals who are in psychiatric crisis, or who may need to be removed from a stressful environment while supports are identified to ensure stability.The Nurse would be part of the Nursing Team, assisting in the reviewing of clinical standards, program policies and performance of all members of the team.


Job Requirements

  • Ensure that consumers receive Nursing Assessments
  • Ensure that  Physicians' Orders and Medication Observation Sheets are reviewed
  • Assist doctor in their psychiatric evaluation
    • Significant aspects of the Medical Mobile work include: 
  • Responding to crises in the community where it is evident that medication may assist in resolving the crisis
  • Administering medications
  • Maintaining liaison duties with the on-call Psychiatrist
  • Take verbal orders and calling in prescriptions to the pharmacy
  • Documenting appropriately in the client chart and the New Perspectives database.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must be LPN'S with an Associates Degree and 2 years experience in mental health nursing. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelors of Nursing degree from an accredited Nursing Program
  • Licensed as a RN
  • Knowledge of the PA Mental Health Act
  • Have at least two years of nursing experience, of which six months has been psychiatric nursing experience
  • Must have a valid Driver's License and reliable means of transportation

We are looking for a person with an interest in and understanding of individuals with serious mental challenges, as well as, experience with this population.  Must have knowledge of current psychotropic medication, and be licensed to administer medications, as well as, complete medical and psychiatric assessments.

Competitive salary provided and a comprehensive benefits package is offered. Hours vary and may include weekends where needed, per diem.
 

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.

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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.