LPN- Narcotic Treatment Program
Eskenazi Health

Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted in Medical and Nursing


Job Info


Division:Eskenazi Health

Sub-Division:SEMHC

Req ID:13857

Schedule:Full Time

Shift:Days

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Job Role Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse, in collaboration with an RN, performs the functions of a Licensed Practical Nurse in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating assigned patient care. This position performs independently advanced skills within area guidelines and after education and demonstration of clinical competency.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County. Models Eskenazi values
  • In collaboration with an RN, performs the functions of a Licensed Practical Nurse in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating assigned patient care
  • Responsible for all patient care assigned, and standards of practice with the support of the RN
  • Participated with assistance in health care team approach for clients; assists in performing client examinations, treatments and specialized procedures as defined by area specific guidelines
  • Administers prescribed treatments and/or medications after demonstration of clinical competency and in accordance hospital/center/nursing policy and procedure
  • Performs independently advanced skills within area guidelines and after education and demonstration of clinical competency
  • Maintains medication accountability records, stock records and client-physician schedule
  • Performs intake process of medical history gathering, lab work scheduling, withdrawal symptoms documentation and client orientation to clinical procedures
  • Participates in team meetings including input of information that can be helpful to the counselors in client-care and clinical management
  • Effective communication skills required; considerable standing/walking/lifting/stooping may be required
  • Alters activities/behaviors to reflect/ensure adequate care appropriate to age of patient served as identified in area-specific procedures or job specific competencies
  • Evaluates clients to determine whether a different level of medical care is needed

Job Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited training program for Licensed Practical Nurses, or the equivalent, incorporating pharmacology of proof of completion of pharmacology course
  • A minimum of six months of clinical nursing with patients of all age groups to successfully meet the criteria for advancement to LPN II
  • Licenses/Certification required: Current Indiana License as Licensed Practical Nurse or eligibility for license; current CPR certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Skills in delivery of patient care, use of equipment and instruments appropriate to assigned unit
  • Good interpersonal communication skills with an accurate reading/recording of information
  • Knowledge acquired in an accredited LPN training program
  • Ability to follow oral/written instructions and communicate/work effectively with a wide variety of people/patients
  • Function in stressful or crisis situations
  • Accurately reads/records data
  • Flexibility to changing work priorities; assists, assesses and responds to patient needs
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess date/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs
  • Ability to use age appropriate communications skills
  • All individuals working for the Opioid Treatment Program must have experience and training to safely manage therapeutic services to patients and to provide therapeutic services to patients receiving Opioid treatment medication

MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING BASIC COMPETENCIES IF APPLICABLE:
  • CPI
  • CPR
  • Annual Education
  • Age Related
  • Mental Status Exam
  • Medications
  • DSM IV
  • Addictions
  • Legal

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation's 150 best places to work by Becker's Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America's best midsize employers' Eskenazi Health's programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city's primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care - Center of Excellence in Women's Health, just to name a few.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis



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