Licensed Practical Nurse - Walter B. Jones Center

State Of North Carolina Greenville , NC 27833

Posted 2 months ago

Description of Work

  • Per G.S. 126-5(c1) (37), this position is Exempt from all provisions of NC General Statute Chapter 126 (State Human Resources Act) with the exception of Articles 6 and 7.*
  • SIGN -ON BONUES NOW BEING OFFERED*

A Sign-on bonus of $4,000 for the successful applicant(s) of this posting.

See eligibility for Sign-on Bonus below in the Supplemental and Contact Information section.

This is a repost. Previous applicantswill be considered and need not reapply.

The Licensed Practical Nurse position will provide direct patient care and assist the Registered Nurse in the delivery of patient care as outlined by institutional rules and professional nursing practices. Job responsibilities include the following:

  • Medication Administration

  • Transcribing Physician Orders

  • Monitoring the patient's mental and physical status and maintains accurate documentation of care provided to patients.

  • Assist in the development of nursing care plans based on diagnosis, medical information and patient needs.

  • Informs and communicates with other disciplines on campus and the community as it relates to health care needs of the patients.

LPN licensure in North Carolina, Compact State Licensure, or pending licensure after graduation from a nursing program is required.

We are accepting "graduate" temporary permits!Since testing centers for NCLEX are temporarily closed, NCBON has reinstituted the "Graduate License Practical Nurse" status for NC graduates. See Minimum Education and Experience Requirements section below for more details.

Salary Grade: MH07

Position: 60036476

Position will be assigned to Lakeside Psychiatric Hospital and the typical schedule will be 6:45 am - 7:15 pm on a two-week rotating 48/36 schedule

About the Walter B. Jones Center:

The Walter B. Jones Center operates two adult inpatient treatment programs on site in Greenville, NC: (1) Woodside Treatment Center and (2) Lakeside Psychiatric Hospital. The primary purpose and mission of the Walter B. Jones Center is "To provide inpatient treatment, psychiatric stabilization and medical detoxification for individuals with mental health, substance use and other co-occurring psychiatric diagnosis for ongoing community based treatment and recovery". The Center is accredited by the Joint Commission and SAMSHA/CSAT. Two specialty programs are offered to all 100 NC Counties: () Inpatient Opioid Treatment for adults and (2) Inpatient Perinatal Services for women in their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters with substance use disorders. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of nursing techniques, procedures, theory and practices.

  • Proven skills in routine medical procedures (i.e. basic wound care including cleaning and bandaging injured areas, taking vital signs, such as blood pressure, temperature and weight, collect specimens, etc.).

  • Proven skills in preparing and administering medications.

  • Proven ability to guide and counsel subordinate staff on daily routines.

  • Proven ability to provide direct nursing care within scope of practice.

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with patients and families orally and in written form.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse in the State of North Carolina.

OR

Graduate Temporary Permit

Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or universities.

About the Graduate Temporary Permit from the NC Board of Nursing:

The testing centers for the NCLEX exam have temporarily been closed, and in order to support the current critical needs for LPNs and RNs during the COVID-19 pandemic, NCBON has reinstituted the "Graduate Nurse" status for new North Carolina graduates. Program Directors of Schools of Nursing will determine whether individual students have mastered the required competencies for program completion. Once the Program Director deems a student "eligible for graduation", the individual can apply to NCBON for a "graduate" temporary permit. The temporary permit will allow the graduate nurse (RN and LPN) to practice to their full scope, provided they have RN supervision. This temporary approval is for North Carolina only (a single state license) and istime-limiteduntil the graduate can take the NCLEX exam and complete the fingerprint background check for full licensure.

You can find the complete message at the NC Board of Nursing website:https://www.ncbon.com/news-publications-statistics-important-information-about-covid-19

Once the testing centers open again, nurses hired with Graduate Temporary Permits will be expected to pass the exam to continue to work at our facilities.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal records background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check to status of your application, please log in to your account. You will either receive a call to schedule an interview or an email notifying you when the job has been filled.

For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application. If there are any other questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR.

Eligibility for Sign-on Bonus

Qualified applicants must be selected from the candidate pool of this posting and meet the State policy following requirements:

A newly hired permanent full time or permanent part-time employee who works 30 to 40 hours per week is eligible for a sign-on bonus (this will be prorated for employees working less than 40 hours per week).

An employee is not eligible for a sign-on bonus if:

(1) the employee has held a position in North Carolina State government, including the judicial system, or the University of North Carolina system within the last 12 months (the employee shall remain ineligible for 12 months from the separation date);

(2) the employee has previously received a sign-on bonus from any State agency;

(3) or DHHS has paid any contract placement or recruitment fees.

This Sign-on Bonus is contingent upon budget and final eligibility determination as of the effective date of hire. Additional information regarding the Sign-on Policy can be foundhere.


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