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Evening Inpatient Nurse LPN in Windsor, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 6/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE

The LPN provides direct and indirect patient care in the psychiatric setting. Maintains standards of Professional Nursing Practice. Participates as an interdisciplinary team member responsible for overall coordination of care and services delivered to clients. Works collaboratively with members of the health care team to provide patient/family education. Demonstrates competency to provide age appropriate care to preadolescents (3-12), adolescents (13-17), adults 18 and older including geriatrics. This job is classified as Category I and may involve tasks with exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues.

In the absence of nurse volunteers, prn nurses, flex team nurses secured by reasonable efforts or contracted temporary agency staff and if qualified reassignments cannot be made, the hospital may require mandated overtime to fulfill obligations based on the Missouri Nurse Practice Act to perform patient care which is required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – JOB SPECIFIC

• Requires leadership and team skills.
• Requires effective verbal, written and nonverbal communication skills.
• Possesses cognitive, organizational and emotional abilities and maturity to deal effectively with multiple stressors, deadlines and difficult situations.
• Provides direct patient care to assigned age groups.
• Requires working with aggressive patients; participates in physical intervention techniques.
• Requires physical strength, agility, and endurance for heavy lifting, moving patients and equipment. Requires bending, lifting, and transporting patients.
• Acts as a Preceptor and educator to new employees.
• Participates in mandatory overtime.
• Participates in the hospital’s Continuous Quality Improvement Program.
• Attends 52 hours of continuing education per year.
• Serves as a member of assigned committees
• Demonstrates skills required for a licensed practical nurse within scope of practice
• Other duties as assigned

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – COMPANY WIDE

• Regularly attends work except for approved absences
• Attends all training as required
• Maintain professional, “champion” behavior
• Provides quality customer service
• Provides services with a commitment to service excellence
• Works in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellence
• Team Oriented and Values Diversity

WORKING CONDITIONS & EXPOSURE RISK

• Regular exposure to blood and/or body fluids
• Regular exposure to biohazard waste materials

Job Requirements

EDUCATION

• High School/GED required
• Associate’s degree in nursing preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE

At least one year of psychiatric experience preferred

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

• LPN valid in Missouri
or
• GPN - must pass the MO NCLEX exam within 90 days of graduation

 

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.