LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - PRN Job at Skyland Trail, Atlanta, GA

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  • Skyland Trail
  • Atlanta, GA

Job Description

Job DetailsJob LocationMain Campus Locations - Atlanta, GAJob CategoryNursingDescriptionSkyland Trail, a nonprofit mental health residential treatment program for adults and adolescents in Atlanta, is seeking a Licensed Practical NurseScope:Skyland Trail is a multi-campus, non-profit mental health provider offering diverse services including residential treatment, partial hospitalization programming, intensive outpatient programming, and outpatient care.This Nurse works as a professional practitioner employed at Skyland Trail in Residential Services to assume responsibility and accountability for the application of the Nursing process and the delivery of patient care. Is able to carry out clinical recommendations for care consistent with policies and procedures of Skyland Trail.Duties: Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. Serves as the liaison with community Psychiatrist and other Providers. Is licensed to take medication verbal/telephone orders from attending Psychiatrist and/or Medical Provider. Administers medications and monitors self-administration of medications at residential sites and the Health and Wellness Clinics. Performs medical and health screenings, as indicated. Collects specimens to include urine and blood, obtains vital signs and weighs patients. May give injections as needed. Completes admissions evaluations to include: obtain all necessary information to prepare for comprehensive nursing, medical and psychiatric care during treatment. Assess signs and symptoms indicating physiological and/or psychosocial changes in the patients’ condition Follows up on emergency, clinic and hospital visits Documents patients responses to nursing and other interventions Records and reports observed symptoms, reactions, treatments, and changes in the patients’ condition. Orients patients and families to the facility as needed. Provides a safe environment with monitoring as appropriate for patients. Monitors activities of visitors. Performs room searches, as necessary. Instructs patients in activities of daily living, interpersonal and socialization skills Assists in crisis situations in coordination with the crisis communication plan. Intervenes as necessary to decrease panic of patients. Facilitates an educational group per week for patients Participates in change of shift reports and ensures that medication management policies are followed. Facilitates/Co-Facilitates community meetings as needed. Serves as the alternate residential representative to the Safety and/or QI Committee if needed. Participates in Infection Control and Medication Management Policy and Procedures reviews as needed. Performs other duties as assigned that are within the scope of this Nurses licensure as per the Georgia Nurse Practice Act and Skyland Trail’s policy and procedure. Maintains and stocks inventory of office and/or clinical supplies as appropriate to the position. Supports professional practice by observing the following: *Uses knowledge and practices in accordance with Georgia Nurse Practice Act for the Licensed Practical Nurse Standards of Nursing Practice Standards of Patient Care The Joint Commission, OIG, state and local laws Skyland Trail Policy and ProcedureReports to: Lead NurseQualifications: A current Practical Nursing Licensure for Georgia without restrictions Minimum of two years’ experience Current physical and PPD Two years psychiatric nursing experience preferred Unrestricted mobility and ability to physically support patients in the event of urgent or emergent medical issues Competencies: Current CPR and First Aid certifications Best Nursing Practices Crisis Management Skills Knowledge of emergency and safety procedures Fire, accidents, disaster and unplanned incidents Salary & Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience.Benefits include: 8 paid organization-wide holidays 1 paid personal holiday Accrued PTO Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans Employer match toward 403(b) retirement savings account for eligible employees Employee assistance program for free or reduced financial counseling, mental health counseling, and other confidential professional assistance As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, Skyland Trail is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) qualified employer. Full-time employees may qualify for the federal student loan forgiveness program Workplace Culture: Skyland Trail is a nonprofit mission-focused organization with six campuses in Atlanta and about 250 employees. Employees work collaboratively in small teams. Cross-departmental committees and working groups help ensure quality and performance improvement. Each and every employee plays an important role in our patients’ healing and recovery.Skyland Trail respects and values individuals and their diverse histories, abilities, identities, and perspectives. We work to ensure all aspects of our organization reflect our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural equity Commitment to Community Health: Skyland Trail values the health of our staff and patients and has taken steps to ensure a healthy campus and community. Please note that Skyland Trail is a 100% nicotine-free campus. There is no smoking, vaping, or tobacco use permitted anywhere on campus, indoors or outdoors. Skyland Trail also requires employees to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and to receive a CDC-approved influenza vaccination annually.

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