Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Location: Tewksbury, MA
Job ID: 157738-1A
Date Posted: Oct 2, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services.   Our team delivers quality care to clients and families in more than 30 communities throughout the North Shore,   Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston. Our mission is to provide personal, compassionate, state-of-the-art, integrated behavioral healthcare that makes a difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve. Our services include mental health counseling, addiction treatment, and family and school-based services.

 

About the Job

Tewksbury Treatment Center is a 32-bed licensed detoxificaiton treatment proggram for men and women. 

The LPN assumes responsibility for providing skilled, creative, high quality nursing care to patients under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse. Performs a variety of direct and indirect patient care duties and responsibilities in collaboration with other nursing staff. Is accountable for safely managing the administration of medication and monitoring effectiveness.

The LPN's responsibilities are: 

1. Records and reports all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments, and changes in the patient’s safety status to the registered nurse.

2. Collaborates with other members of the team in providing health information and maintenance of the medical record.

3. Monitors the patient milieu for safety issues and assists with promoting a positive therapeutic environment.

4. Responds to patient care needs and issues, assists patients with personal hygiene and other activities of daily living. Collaborates with and directs other nursing staff to assist with any patient nursing needs.

5. Assists in the admitting, discharging and transferring process ensuring that patient safety is addressed.

6. Is expected to participate in treatment team meetings, assist with development of care plans, and reports directly to the registered nurse any issues for shift report.

7. Administers medications to assigned patients (LPN’s approved for administration of medications must have satisfactorily completed a medication course for LPNs and approved by the In-service Department for administration of medications).

8. Complies with agency personnel policies and procedures as, well as with policies and procedures specific to the facility.

9. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Valid and current Massachusetts licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse, current certification in CPR.  Experience with addiction treatment preferred.
  • Must demonstrate ability to relate to a substance abuse treatment population in a sensitive manner, an interest and willingness to work in a multicultural setting and must share a customer service orientation. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Manages difficult or emotional client situations; Responds promptly to client needs and maintains confidentiality.


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About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.