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Part Time LPN

Date Posted:  Sep 15, 2022
Requisition ID:  392363
Location: 

Richmond, IN, US, 47374

 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

About the Richmond State Hospital:

Richmond State Hospital is about the people we serve and the community relationships we have developed dating back to 1890. Richmond State Hospital is a public behavioral health facility operated by the state of Indiana and one of six state psychiatric hospitals within the Family and Social Services Administration Division of Mental Health and Addiction. As part of a newly integrated system of state psychiatric hospitals, we serve consumers across the state as the Eastern Center of Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Services.

 

Nestled in northwestern Richmond, our beautiful campus provides a quiet and peaceful environment. We provide psychiatric and co-occurring treatment to all adults regardless of race, religion, sex, gender identification, age, handicap, national origin and ability to pay for services. We are proud of our heritage and committed to continuing our tradition of service.

 

Richmond State Hospital offers individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, chaplain services, family therapy and education, group psycho-education, rehabilitation therapies, and patient employment opportunities. Unit-based programming is augmented with campus-wide specialty groups. RSH has been a state leader in evidenced-based medication prescribing to both reduce the risks associated with polypharmacy and optimize clinical outcomes. The hospital clinical and medical leadership collaborate with the unit treatment teams to provide the most contemporary and comprehensive care possible.

 

 

About the Job:

The LPN will also direct and coordinate patient care and clinical supervision of support staff. In this position, you will assess patient health problems and needs, develop, and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Prioritize and organize the daily care of patients.
  • Make patient care assignments and assist in creating treatment plans in collaboration with other clinical staff.
  • Provide ongoing assessment and documentation of the patients' physical and psychosocial status from admission to discharge.  
  • Direct support staff to coordinate the workflow on the unit and communicate problems to unit supervisors. 
  • Administer medications and treatments according to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement nursing care plans for acute medical problems.
  • Complete medication administration supervision monitors and clinical observation notes for support staff.  
  • Complete required documentation of nursing notes, transfer forms, and other records
  • Educate patients and family members regarding medication, procedures and treatment goals and objectives.
  • Repond and intervene in emergency situations and agitated patients. 
  • Provide orientation and support to staff to the unit.
  • Responsible for ensuring the proper safety and infection control standards are met for the unit.

 

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Associate degree in Nursing from an accredited college. 
  • License to practice nursing in the State of Indiana as a Licensed Practical Nurse. 
  • Must hold and maintain a CPR certification.
  • Must stay current with behavioral intervention training.
  • Proficiency in computer skills and ability to learn other programs used in maintaining electronic medical records. 
  • Good interpersonal skills, good verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and apply of medical and facility terminology.
  • Ability to use MS Office applications and electronic patient records.
  • Ability to serve as a patient advocate.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to interpret nursing and facility policies and procedures.
  • Additional knowledge and/or ability may be required based on the population the facility will serve such as: children, adolescents, geriatrics, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

This seasonal position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period  

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana