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Acadia Healthcare LPN, Residential & Acute Treatment Facilities in Springfield, Missouri

Description

One of the most rewarding aspects of working as a Behavioral Health Associate is providing excellent care, comfort, and security to patients and families you treat, at their most vulnerable times. And you will have the opportunity to grow, learn and advance in your career.

This position requires a licensed practical nurse with excellent communication and organization skills as well as attention to detail.

Other duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitor patient health and administer basic care utilizing the nursing process in assessing, planning and carrying out care plan objectives and goals.

  • Provide for the basis comfort of patient, implement nursing interventions identified in the plan of care that is individualized to their needs.

  • Discuss the care provided with patient and listen to their concerns. Report status changes and concerns to Registered Nurses and Doctors.

  • Communicate therapeutically and professionally with patient, visitors, coworkers and others involved in the patient's treatment in an effective manner.

  • Accurately administer and safely deliver medications per ordered note, document medication administration and reflect accurate count of controlled substance medication administration on required documents.

  • Responsible for thorough, accurate reporting and documentation of the patient symptoms, responses and progress.

Qualifications

Skills

Required

  • Communication: Advanced

  • Customer Focus: Advanced

  • Negotiating: Advanced

  • Problem Solving: Advanced

  • Oral Communication: Advanced

  • Safety Minded: Advanced

  • Attention to Detail: Novice

Behaviors

Required

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Motivations

Required

  • Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe

  • Work-Life Balance: Inspired to perform well by having ample time to pursue work and interests outside of work

  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Education

Required

  • Associates or better in Nursing/Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Required

  • Lic Practical Nurse

Experience

Preferred

  • Prefer one (1) year of clinical nursing experience

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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