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LPN Outpatient / Certified Medical Assistant (Bayou La Batre)

Company: AltaPointe Health
Location: Bayou La Batre
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Responsibilities:
Clinical Responsibilities -Responds to consumers' requests for medication refills. Reviews charts for treatment compliance. - - Administers medication observing the seven rights of medication administration and ordering of medications to the pharmacyPerforms venipuncture for laboratory requests, drug screens, TB skin tests, etc.. monitors lab results and reports all abnormal findings to the physician Provides individual, family and group education regarding consumer's psychiatric illness.Provides medication education for the consumer and family, including uses and potential side effects. Monitors consumers for potential side effects of medications and reports findings to the physician/CRNP/RN.Communicates effectively with the physician regarding the consumer's physical and mental condition.Follows up on missed injections and documents in consumers record appropriatelyCompletes admission procedures for consumers and updates accordingly to AltaPointe's Policy and Procedures. This process includes at a minimum: medical checklist, AIMS, vital signs, Medication List, and MARS if applicableDocuments on, Updates, and reconciles MARS if applicableInteracts with consumer and evaluates needs to ensure that proper in formation is reported during staffing with the treatment teamMay conduct infection control training for staff and consumers when indicatedMay provide HIV educationInterfaces with the multi-disciplinary team and actively and cooperatively participates in development of the interdisciplinary treatment plan.Provides emergency care as needed (CPR, PMAB, Emergency Medications), according to AltaPointe/Accordia Policy & Procedures.Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation.Adheres to professional code of ethics.Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies.Performs related duties as assignedMeets Accordia Health productivity standardsParticipates in general and medical staff meetings as requiredSupervision and ConsultationSeeks clinical supervision and consultation needs.Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement.Actively works to enhance clinical skills. -Clinical Record KeepingDocuments in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy.Documents in a clear, concise manner, types of consumer problems, treatment goals and services provided.Documentation shows that forms, notes, logs, and other applicable written information are completed promptly, accurately and updated when appropriate.Documents legibly.Meets AltaPointe productivity standard -Courteous and respectful towards consumers, visitors and co-workersTreats consumers with care, dignity and compassion.Respects consumer's privacy and confidentiality.Is pleasant and cooperative with others.Assists consumers and visitors as needed.Personal values don't inhibit ability to relate and care for others.Is sensitive to the consumer's needs, expectations and individual differences.Is gentle and calm to consumers and families. Works in a dependable, cooperative and positive manner with both program and other AltaPointe staff members -Administrative and Other related duties as AssignedActively participates in Performance Improvement activities.Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required.Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner.Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs.Complies with AltaPointe policies & procedures.Maintains current State license and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEU's), and attends to required in-services and workshops.

Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will possess a current LPN license to practice in the state of Alabama. Candidates must also have knowledge in adult psychiatric care and/or substance abuse/addictions, outlined below, to be attained within six (6) months of employment:Knowledge of psychiatric disorders in the adult and child/adolescent population.Knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing care.Basic knowledge of medical terminology especially those terms associated with adult and/or child/adolescent psychiatric care and /or substance abuse.Familiarity of psychopharmacology and the use of psychotropic medications with the adult and/or child/adolescent and/or substance abuse populationKnowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention, and interventions common to acute psychotic consumers and/or consumers with addictive disease as well as to non-violent crisis intervention practice.Knowledge of educational methods appropriate to adults and/or children/adolescents with psychiatric disordersKnowledge of cultural diversity.Knowledge of psych rehab principlesUnderstanding of behavioral, psychological, physical health and social effects of psychoactive drugs, including alcohol and tobacco on the consumer and their significant othersBasic Teaching and Training skills

Keywords: AltaPointe Health, Mobile , LPN Outpatient / Certified Medical Assistant (Bayou La Batre), Other , Bayou La Batre, Alabama

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