Classification: Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Description

Job Duties:

Population aged served – 18 years & older.  May be required to work mandatory overtime.  This position requires valid practical nurse license by Ohio Board of Nursing Education & Nurse Registration.  Must also have one of the following to verify appropriate preparation to administer medication: Practical Nurse Educators (OOPNES), or Ohio Board of Nursing.  Serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, performs skilled practical nursing procedures & treatment to clients assigned to unit: applies sterile dressing; collects specimens as directed by physician; assists physicians with physical exams & treatments; assists in emergencies (e.g., first-aid, restraining patients, code assists); administers controlled (e.g., narcotics, minor tranquilizers) & non-controlled (e.g., aspirin) medication in oral, rectal, or injection form; provides medication instruction to patients; facilitates & supports Mental Health Recovery for individuals with severe & persistent mental illness.

Maintains all medication for clients assigned to unit: utilize Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services approved office productivity software, approved intra & internet resources & information systems in an appropriate work related manner as specified in the NBH Personal Computer Usage Guidelines for Employees; updates & maintains medication accountability records; charts medication given to clients in patient medical charts; prepares & counts medication; maintains medication stock, equipment & supplies for unit. Provides general nursing & direct care to client & newly admitted clients assigned to unit takes patient vital signs daily or as directed; assists client with personal hygiene, bathing, or daily living activities; administers topical ointments & solutions, eye, ear &/or nose drops; assists with or escorts patients to treatments, appointments &/or hospital recreational activities; provides one to one group activities according to the individualized treatment plan.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

License to practice nursing as a licensed practical nurse issued by Ohio Board of Nursing pursuant to Section 4723 Ohio

Revised Code & proof of completion of an approved course in medication administration. License & appropriate driving record. 

 

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSIFICATION AFTER EMPLOYMENT:

Biennial renewal of licensure as practical nurse. Obtain & maintain certification in CPR.

 

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work nights & weekends with rotating days off; may be required to work mandatory overtime; exposed to bodily fluids.

Exposed to unpredictable patient behavior, illness &/or infectious diseases; may require travel to community site under

contract.

 

NOTE:

When completing a bid form for any change of classification, a resume and/or State Application form GEN-4268 must be completed in all possible detail & submitted by the filing deadline.  People with mental disabilities are encouraged to apply for all job offerings.  The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration. The final candidate selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to an appointment to test for illegal drug use.  The state will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result.  A candidate with a positive test will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year.  

 

Under provisions of the Ohio Civil Service Laws this position may be subject to Layoff Recall

Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of

race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.