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LPN Geriatric Behavioral Health

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:


  • Performs accurate and complete admission, ongoing assessments and discharges within the defined time frames; assesses and documents patients' pain levels utilizing appropriate protocols; collaborates with the RN on the formulation, implementation, evaluation and revision of patients' care plans.
  • Notifies RN of any pertinent physical, psychosocial, and emotional findings.
  • Provides direct care to assigned patients and completes hourly rounding and the rounding log as assigned.
  • Delegates and evaluates the care administered by non-licensed personnel.
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with licensure and approved nursing protocols; applies knowledge of usual dosage, indications and side affects of medications administered.
  • Utilizes the 5 rights of medication administration.
  • Ensures that all medications are secured at all times.
  • Utilizes appropriate reporting mechanism for any medication errors, near misses, etc. Under the direct supervision of the RN: assesses the educational needs of the patient and significant others considering cultural issues and other special concerns; collaborates with the RN assigned to the patient on educational needs of the patient; provides basic teaching and educational material to the patient/family on diagnosis, tests and procedures, safe and proper use of equipment, reason for and safe use of medications, food/drug interactions, injury prevention, self care and nutritional needs; reviews discharge instructions as previously presented by the Physician/RN; documents teaching.
  • Demonstrates a positive, concerned and sensitive response in the work place.
  • Interacts with patients, visitors, and all personnel in a courteous, helpful manner; resolves conflict in a constructive manner, maintains confidentiality regarding patients, families and co-workers; demonstrates respect for individual and cultural and social differences.
  • Completes appropriate annual competency requirements and training as required.
  • Maintains growth and development through an ongoing process of formal and informal education and nursing study.
  • Identifies self-learning needs, establishes personal and professional goals; maintains current knowledge base.
  • Other duties as assigned.Education:
    • Graduate of an approved school of Practical Nursing.Certifications:
      • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensure and current registration in the State of Ohio.
      • For specific areas, must be certified in medication administration and IV therapy as approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required within one year of service.Complexity of Work:
        • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
        • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate actions in volatile situations.
        • CCHS ORGANIZTION-WIDE COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS: All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organization-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position.
        • Customer Service Orientation includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skills, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.
        • Adaptability includes teamwork, flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities, adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.
        • Efficiency and Effectiveness includes quantity and quality if desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.
        • Essential Job requirements includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, as well as maintenance of required competencies and communications skills.
        • Managerial Responsibilities (if applicable) includes overall accountability for assigned workgroup relative to operational goals, personal requirements, and budgetary constraints.
        • As an organization, all employees with patient contact are expected to demonstrate competencies, specific to their job duties, for the following patient population categories: Elderly, Children, Cardiac, Neuro, Surgical, Impaired (Hearing/Visual), Cultural, Age.
        • Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.
        • This description of duties is not intended to be all inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.Work Experience:
          • The Licensed Practical Nurse must have a minimum of one year clinical experience within the previous three years OR must have graduated within the previous six months of hire.Physical Requirements:
            • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
            • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
            • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
            • Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.
            • Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
            • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
            • Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.Personal Protective Equipment:
              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides care under the direction of the Registered Nurse for assigned patients; assists with data collection, medication administration, and treatments as indicated.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland , LPN Geriatric Behavioral Health, Healthcare , Cleveland, Ohio

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