JOB SUMMARY:

Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, policies and procedures for a Licensed Practical Nurse within the behavioral health field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Job function requires at times exercising independent judgment and decision-making, particularly in crisis situations. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Establishes and maintains therapeutic nurse-patient relationships.  
  • Assists in facilitating a structured environment and therapeutic environment.
  • Respects the privacy and protects patient confidentiality while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Ability to administer medications in a safe and correct manner utilizing the Five Rights of Medication Administration.
  • Observes and monitors residents’ physical and emotional needs, providing interventions when appropriate.
  • Works in collaboration with treatment team utilizing the principles of the nursing process in order to maintain patient safety and well-being.
  • Provides excellent resident customer service and care.
  • Knowledge of EMR systems for documentation.

ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Must ensure completion of all yearly mandatory training provided by Sabino Recovery.
  • Attend staff meetings, clinical oversight meetings and trainings as required. 
  • Ensure accurate and timely timekeeping for payroll purposes. 
  • Participates in creating a holistic, integrative and healing environment.

JOB SKILLS AND ABILITY

  • Able to problem solve, engage in creative thinking, able to respond quickly to crisis situations, and interpret medical abbreviations in writing and orally. Able to interpret a variety of instructions provided in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Able to utilize basic math skills and mathematical concepts.
  • Able to read, write and speak English fluently.  Some Spanish preferred.
  • Must have excellent written/oral communication skills.
  • Must possess strong ethics and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Possesses good attention to detail.
  • Able to deal effectively with distractions.
  • Is reliable in achieving results within expected time periods.
  • Have good understanding of Sabino Recovery policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for completing all mandatory Sabino Recovery training.
  • Is highly committed to workplace safety.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Completion of an accredited LPN training program and passing the National Council Licensure) NCLEX-PN.  At least one year’s experience preferably in a behavioral health field.  

 

LICENSING/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current LPN licensure permitting work in the State of Arizona.
  • Current Fingerprint Clearance.
  • Current CPR/First Aid or BCLS certification.
  • Clear TB screening.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Walk at a fast pace. Be on feet for several hours at a time.