We are seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to support Lincoln Prairie's mission. The LPN is a member of the interdisciplinary team who assist in total patient care through implementation of appropriate therapeutic approaches and related nursing function within therapeutic environment. The LPN is responsible for carrying out assigned functions according to philosophy, goal and objectives of the hospital and program unit.
Hours for this position are flexible, but require at least two (2) worked shifts per month, one (1) of which must be a weekend shift.
The primary responsibilities of this position include:
Maintain a safe, therapeutic environment.
Provides patient orientation.
Conducts groups appropriately.
Assists with assessment i.e. weight, height, searches, etc.
Accurately administers medication to patients in accordance with hospital policy and physician order.
Demonstrates interventions based on knowledge of psychiatric and medical nursing procedures, as well as the plan of care.
Facilitates a therapeutic milieu by appropriate interaction with patients facilitating groups, structuring downtime and ensuring the proper level of patient supervision is maintained.
Intervenes with suicidal gestures, inappropriate behaviors, elopements, etc., using proper CPI technique. Directs/redirects behaviors, demonstrating appropriate behavioral consequences.
Documents unusual incidents concerning patients and communicates to RN.
Maintains 15 minute documentation accurately.
Communicates therapeutically with ages appropriately.
Participates within the therapeutic milieu, setting appropriate limits.
Properly implements restraint, seclusion and therapeutic hold based upon the age, size and clinical issues of the patient.
Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center is a Joint Commission approved and state licensed facility for 97 beds, which includes pediatric units, adolescent girls, adolescent boys, and MISA (Mental Illness Substance Abuse) unit. We are committed to providing youth with compassionate treatment that encourages self-responsibility and personal growth. Lincoln Prairie provides treatment to children and adolescents (ages 3-17) that present with a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Lincoln Prairie offers an array of outpatient programs. We provide educational programs, enhanced Occupational Therapy services, Recreational Therapy, Art and Music Therapy, while utilizing a holistic treatment approach.
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies in the United States. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. Our operating philosophy is to build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers.