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LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)

Company: Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Develo
Location: Phenix City
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

*License Practical Nurse*Are you a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Practical Nurse looking to make a difference in the lives of people with serious mental illness? Join our team of caregivers and make a meaningful impact in mental health recovery! Our hospital teams are committed to delivering high-quality care and being leaders in providing effective medical, mental, and behavioral health treatments for this population.*DBHDD Hospital Locations* - *East Central Regional Hospital - Augusta (ECRH)* - *Central State Hospital - Milledgeville (CSH)* - *Georgia Regional Hospital- Atlanta (GRHA)* - *Georgia Regional Hospital - Savannah (GRHS)* - *West Central Regional Hospital - Columbus (WCRH)**Services and Responsibilities *In this role, you will work collaboratively with multidisciplinary treatment teams in an acute inpatient setting, serving adults with severe mental illness, trauma histories, impulse control issues, and interpersonal challenges. Your primary responsibility will be to support the recovery of the people we serve by: - Provides general direct nursing care to injured, ill, convalescent or disabled individuals. - Care includes providing medical treatments, administering medication and giving injections. - May supervise support staff. May supervise and/or direct the work of others. - Administers prescribed medications or starts intravenous fluids, and notes times and amounts on clients' charts. - Answers clients' calls and determines how to assist them. - Helps clients with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene, moving in bed, and standing and walking. - Measures and records clients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration. Observes clients, charting and reporting changes in clients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action. - Provides basic client care and treatments, such as dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages, or performing catheterizations. Records food and fluid intake and output. - Works as part of a health care team to assess client needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions*Minimum Qualifications*Our team members have brought with them different educational backgrounds, career experiences, and life stories. Candidates for the Licensed Practical Nurse position bring with them: - A Current Georgia license to practice as a licensed practical nurse - Any related professional work experience.*Preferred Qualifications*Preferred candidates for the Licensed Practical Nurse position will present: - Must obtain the Safety Cares certification by completion of new staff orientation. - Licensed by the State of Georgia and/or Nurse Licensure Compact to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Georgia. - Experience working in an adult mental health care facility a plus but not required.*Join Our Team*We are inspired by the dedication and passion of our teams and take seriously our responsibility to ensure teammates feel supported, prepared, and encouraged to contribute to our mission and vision. As a DBHDD employed team member you will receive: - Exceptional vacation leave plano 15 days each year for first 5 years of service,o 18 days each year from 5-10 years of service, ando 21 days each year for 10 + years of service. - 13 paid state holidays, and 1 educational leave day. - Sick leave accrual at a rate of 10 hours per month or 15 days each year. - 3 weeks of paid paternity leave. - Your choice from our healthcare plan options for you and your family, including support in the activation of a healthcare savings account. - Dental, vision, life, dependent life, legal, and disability insurance program options. - Healthcare and childcare spending accounts - Wellness incentive program. - DBHDD is a Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer. - Retirement Pension. - 401(K) with company match.*More about us*1. *Leadership in Mental Health:* Our DBHDD hospitals are dedicated to the recovery and growth of individuals with serious mental illness. Join our team and become part of a community striving to provide innovative and effective treatments and making a profound impact on the lives of those who need it most.2. *Valuable Experience and Training*: Training programs often overlook or underemphasize working with individuals with serious mental illness. At our hospitals, you will have the invaluable opportunity to develop expertise in this specialized field. Gain hands-on experience, expand your skill set, and make a profound impact on the lives of those who need it most. We are a learning-oriented environment, with a full set of opportunities to participate in the training and supervision of students in their practica, internships, and post-doctoral fellowships.3. *Collaborative and Diverse Environment*: Our multidisciplinary treatment teams are composed of professionals from diverse backgrounds, providing an enriching and collaborative work environment. Engage in interdisciplinary collaboration, share knowledge, and contribute to the holistic care of our patients.4*. Competitive Salaries and Total Rewards*: We value the dedication of our professionals and offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Participate in the Total Rewards initiative designed to improve work-life balance and job satisfaction.5*. Immediate Opportunity*: We are actively looking to fill this position as soon as possible. Don't miss out on the chance to join our dedicated team and make a real difference in mental health recovery!*Be Here*To learn more about the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, visit our website at Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental DisabilitiesDBHDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status regarding public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.Job Type: Full-timePay: $17.56 - $21.40 per hourExpected hours: 40 - 45 per weekBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Employee discount* Flexible schedule* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Health savings account* Life insurance* Paid time off* Parental leave* Professional development assistance* Retirement plan* Vision insuranceMedical specialties:* Addiction Medicine* PsychiatryPhysical setting:* Long term care* Rehabilitation centerStandard shift:* Day shift* Evening shift* Night shift* Overnight shiftSupplemental pay types:* Overtime paySupplemental schedule:* Holidays* OvertimeWeekly schedule:* 3x12* 4x10* Monday to Friday* Rotating weekends* Weekends as neededAbility to Relocate:* Phenix City, AL: Relocate before starting work (Required)Work Location: On the road

Keywords: Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Develo, Columbus , LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse), Healthcare , Phenix City, Georgia

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