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Dual Diagnosis- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: Silver Lake Hospital
Location: Newark
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Silver Lake Hospital of Newark, NJ is seeking to hire experienced full-time, part time and per diem LPNs, day, and night shifts available, with behavioral health experience to provide inpatient treatment for adults who experience acute mental health symptoms and substance use. Our full time LPNs work (3) 12 hour shifts per week including every other weekend.LPN hourly rates commensurate with experience. Additional differentials are offered for night and weekend shifts. We also offer generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan, supplemental insurance, free life-long term disability insurance, tuition reimbursement (additional reimbursement for BSN/MSN programs), continuing education, BLS-ACLS courses, free parking in a safe and secure garage, paid time off (PTO), and a comprehensive wellness program. If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply today!ABOUT SILVER LAKE HOSPITALSilver Lake Hospital's brand-new state of the art inpatient dual diagnosis program is expecting to open early Winter 2022.The new acute inpatient dual diagnosis program will provide inpatient treatment for adults who experience acute mental health symptoms and substance use.We are looking for compassionate, warm, caring and highly professional health care individuals who have a passion for helping others.We pride ourselves as being a leader in the Dual Diagnosis community by recruiting and retaining the finest talent possible. This is why we offer top pay, great benefits, and awesome perks. Our management also takes the time to train staff members and is very hands-on and knowledgeable.POSITION SUMMARYUnder the supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN), the Dual Diagnosis (DD) LPN is responsible for overseeing the medical management of patients. The DD LPN provides direct and supervised nursing care to patients, assists in facilitating group meetings, and helps with daily operations of the unit. Working under the RN, the DD LPN will monitor and provide medication administration and clinical documentation as ordered by the Medical Doctor (MD). Conduct patient observation rounds as needed and as ordered by MD and reports significant unit problems to the RN. Maintains safe and healthy working environment and uses safe work methods and procedures in accordance with company clinical standards. Communicates effectively with charge nurse and other members of the health care team regarding patient care and/or changes in condition. Responds appropriately in a crisis situation. The position involves direct patient care for a population of patients between the ages of 18 and older. Age specific experience and/or special training and/or expertise is required to serve this population.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS-Individuals in patient care positions are required to lift a patient with or without assistance67-100% of work time: Lifting requirements 2-30 pounds34-66% of work time: Standing and walking, Lifting requirements 31-40 pounds1-33% of work time: Sitting, twisting, using arm, leg, and back muscles frequently or for extended periods, lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, bending/stooping, climbing, Lifting requirements 41-51 pounds or moreQUALIFICATIONSCurrent NJ state LPN licenseGraduated from an accredited program of Practical NursingAt least (1) year prior psychiatric/behavioral health experience with adult patientsBasic Life Support (BLS) certification upon hire from the American Red Cross or the American Heart AssociationProficiency in EMR systems preferredDo you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills? Are you a team player? Are you a problem solver with conflict resolution skills? If so you may be perfect for this registered nurse position!ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?If you feel that you would be right for this position, complete our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Keywords: Silver Lake Hospital, Newark , Dual Diagnosis- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Other , Newark, New Jersey

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