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Mental Health LPN

Company: Wexford Health Sources Inc
Location: Harvest
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a 16hr/wk Mental Health Licensed Practical Nurse to join our team of healthcare professionals at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest, AL.POSITION SUMMARY* Services patients in a correctional setting with psychiatric or developmental disabilities under the direction of a professional Registered Nurse or Medical Director.* Assists in carrying out rehabilitation programming and activities for residents such as role model interactions, development of social skills, development of daily living skills, reality orientation, recreational skills, etc.* Provides personal care services as needed to patients including: oral hygiene, bathing, hair care, nail care, shaving, feeding, diapering and dressing.* Sets up prescribed medications in accordance with patients' nursing care plans; assesses, develops, records and monitors programs for self-administration of medications and conducts medication management and health education training for individuals and groups.* Checks temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal; assists in controlling aggressive or disruptive behavior.JOB REQUIREMENTSThe following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.LICENSING: Licensed as a Practical Nurse by the Alabama Board of Nursing (ASBN)CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certificationEDUCATION: Possession of a certificate from a practical nursing education program accepted for licensure from the ASBNPREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Experience with the special needs and behavior of individuals in forensic and correctional settings preferred.EOE/M/F/D/V

Keywords: Wexford Health Sources Inc, Huntsville , Mental Health LPN, Healthcare , Harvest, Alabama

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