Personal Care Home - LPN - Full Time - Bethlehem, PA

Merakey Bethlehem , PA 18018

Posted 2 months ago

Merakey is seeking a Personal Care Licensed Practical Nurse LPN to join our Behavioral Health division in our Bethlehem, PA.

Pay Rate: 21.53 per hour

Shift: 1st week - (9:30am

  • 9:30pm) Monday, Friday, Saturday 2nd week - (9:30am

  • 9:30pm) Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and every other weekend

POSITION DETAILS

Under the guidance of the Program Director the LPN will provide services to clients being served in the Personal Care Home PCH Program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

  • Understand and implement Merakey's Lehigh Valley Center policies and procedures relating to daily routines, client care and rights, safety management, and unusual incidents.

  • Complete assessment forms on each client being seen for medication injections medication groups and second generation anti-psychotic medication tracking.

  • Complete discharge summaries.

  • Contact individual pharmacies to authorize medication refills on any client related issues.

  • Role model de-escalation techniques and best practices to Psych techs and Peer support.

  • Must be willing to work as a full member of the PCH team to provide direct care and support to the individual residents.

  • Must embrace sanctuary principles in managing the PCH.

  • Promote community collaboration and establish linkages with individual agencies in the community that will be essential to the PCH resident's recovery.

  • Administer medication and therapeutic treatments as needed, as per physician's orders. Monitor for potential side effects and report it to physicians.

  • Provide care in a manner that considers the patients rights, safety, comfort, and the overall therapeutic environment.

  • Observe and document and report resident behavior

  • Participate in continuous quality improvement.

  • Communicate with co-workers and supervisors in timely manner of situations that affect patient care or well-being.

  • Assists in the orientation/training of new staff members.

  • Understand and implement Merakey PCH policies and procedures relating to daily routines, client care and rights, safety management, and unusual incidents.

  • Coordinate, attend, and facilitate follow up from Doctor's appointments.

  • Coordinate preventive care appointments for all residents.

  • Update or complete and communicate with staff, support plans consistent with doctor orders and appropriate care.

  • Help coordinate admissions of residents

  • Attend meetings as required

  • Be outcome focused, positive focused and person centered focused

  • Other assigned tasks as designated by the Program Administrator.

MERAKEY IS PROUD TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS

  • Work/Life Balance

  • Competitive Compensation Plans

  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short/Long Term Disability Coverage

  • Life Insurance

  • 403B Retirement Plan (with company matching)

  • Marketplace Savings Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Wellness Programs

  • 24-Hour Nurse Hotline

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Generous Paid Time Off (for qualifying positions)

  • Stability that coincides with working for a national leader in education and human services

ABOUT MERAKEY'S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DIVISION

Merakey offers a continuum of care in behavioral health (includes mental health and addictive diseases), integrating services in both community and site-based settings. These services provide a wide range of recovery focused treatment, services, and supports for children and adults.

Site/Clinic Based Services

  • The Center for Hope

  • Outpatient

  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

  • Parents and Children Together (PACT)

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

  • Psychiatric/Socialization Rehabilitation for Hope

  • Residential Services for Children and Adults

Community Based Services

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)

  • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS)

  • Case Management / Recovery Coaching

  • Community Health Liaison (CHL)

  • Community and School Based Behavioral Health (CSBBH)

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Substance Use Disorder Services

  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (DDTT)

  • Family Based Mental Health Services

  • Therapeutic Family Care

  • Foster Care Plus

  • Peer Support

  • Student Assistance Program (SAP)

  • Supported Employment

  • Supports for Permanency (SFP)

For more information on each individual service, please visit: https://www.merakey.org/services-behavioral-health.html

ABOUT MERAKEY

Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, California, and Tennessee.

Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

APPLY TODAY www.merakey.org/careers

Requisition # 48398

In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at gwendolyn.miller@merakey.org

  • Graduate of accredited LPN nursing program.

  • Current license as LPN in Commonwealth of PA.

  • Must be able to work with adults with mental disorders.

  • Must have minimum of one year experience with adults.

  • Must attend required pre-service and ongoing trainings.

  • Must provide proof of LPN certification renewals

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