Program Nurse, LPN - Children's Services

Hope Network Kentwood , MI 49508

Posted 2 months ago

About Us

Hope Network Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides a full range of services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or individuals with emotional well-being needs to achieve a maximum level of independence, community integration, and satisfaction with life. Our continuum of care stretches across the state assisting persons with intensive and varying acuity needs.

Whether someone needs 24 hour therapeutic supports, personal care, community living support, benefit and service brokering, brief or short-term counseling, or any of our many community services, our behavioral health team is there to serve. We do all of this because we believe every person can be more, can do more, can go further than anyone ever imagined. We help people overcome.

Overview

The Program Nurse-LPN is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include: quality and efficiency of nurse related operations and maintaining youth supervision as a part of ratio. This includes working in ratio as immediate supervision of youth, facilitation and/or coordination of the medication administration, direct individual health care program of residents, and facilitate treatment groups. Responsible for the initial and on-going education of direct care staff in relevant health care areas.

Summary

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned.

1.Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position. This position is part of the daily ratio of staff to youth in the program as immediate supervision of youth.2.

Provide education to direct care staff and residents in all relevant health care related areas as needed and facilitate treatment groups with youth.3. Provide guidance and direction in the administration (including medication-passing checks) procurement, and evaluation of individual medications. Monitor the purpose and response to medications, communicating with the prescriber as needed. 4.

Proactively monitor and treat chronic and emergency medical conditions and illnesses within the advisement of affiliate medical providers. 5. Develop healthcare goals in collaboration with Case Holder to ensure inclusion in Individual Plan of Service (IPOS) when necessary. Provide staff with all appropriate information to carry out these goals.6.

Attend Person Centered Planning meetings as requested.7. Act as general consultant on medical and health related issues of the residents.8. Monitor and/or schedule laboratory tests and examinations in conjunction with program policy.9.

Completes face-face-billable services and activity logs in accordance with established productivity rates.10. Document medical treatment and health status in resident records for continuity of care and treatment team reference per regulatory standards.11. Communicate relevant medical issues with all affiliated medical provider(s) and applicable program management.12.

Provide leadership, support, and direction to staff to facilitate communications, problem solving, and program development.13. Ensure medical compliance with all regulatory bodies (i.e. OSHA, licensing, CARF, etc.).14.

Participate in the development and monitoring of professional nurse services within the agency.15. Attend medication review meetings with psychiatrist and/or physicians as designated. 16. Participate in the appropriate nurse "on-call" rotation.

Provide input to the periodic review of the on-call system.17. Be familiar with relative corporate and departmental policies and procedures, ensuring that these policies and procedures are followed. 18. Enforce all safety guidelines for residents.

Follow general safety practices. Report any unsafe conditions to supervisor. 19. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Educational / Talent Requirements:

1.Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Michigan. 2. Valid driver's license required according to Hope Network policy.3. Positive attitude and communication skills.

Work Experience Requirements:

1.Minimum of one year experience in providing medical treatment services.2.

Prior mental health rehabilitation setting experience preferred.

Shift

2nd

Position Type (Portal Searching)

Regular Part-Time



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