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- Working under supervision of the Medical Director, is responsible for dispensing of a narcotic to patients enrolled in an outpatient substance abuse treatment program. Responsible for the accountability and dispensing of medication prescribed by the program physicians to the patient population. Also responsible for the tracking and yearly administration of physical health assessments and tuberculin skin testing of all patients in the program. Maintains various patient information records on a daily basis. Assists in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of a patient’s treatment plan. Graduate of an accredited school of Practical Nursing is required. Must have a current LPN license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Has knowledge and understanding of physical and emotional disease processes, substance use disorders, clinical nursing skills, and administration of medications. Prior experience working in a Methadone Clinic is preferred. Basic computer skills required. Part-time and full-time positions available. Please apply through the following link:
https://ppijobs.applicantpool.com/jobs/ or visit Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute Career Opportunities
Essential Job Duties:
a. Provides nursing care in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act and legal responsibilities as defined by the State Board of Nursing.
b. Participates in goal development and is responsible for problem solving and decision making of patient care within the scope of practice and span of control.
c. Maintains patient safety.
d. Demonstrates competency with interventions and clinical judgment based on program population and age specific needs.
e. Performs patient procedures according to appropriate PPI policy, procedures, and standards, and within the scope of LPN licensure.
f. Demonstrates awareness of patient care needs and suggests nursing interventions to achieve each desired outcome.
g. Observes the patient’s response to medical treatments and nursing interventions and participates in revising the plan accordingly.
h. Utilizes standard precautions when providing patient care.
i. Review and update multidisciplinary treatment plans as needed under the direction of the Lead LPN including review of substance use detection screenings.
j. Dispenses and accounts for Methadone as prescribed by the program providers, including delivery of medication doses unable to come to the medication unit due to medical confinement at home or confinement in a nursing home or hospital that does not have Methadone as a part of the formulary.
k. Administers urine drug screens and Breathalyzer tests to patients.
l. Initiates and maintains accurate records required for the dispensary, e.g. patient census and I.D. numbers, daily nursing log, take home log.
m. Maintains the medication dispensary filing system and provides information as needed for counselors and authorized investigative agencies.
n. Conducts yearly health questionnaire and Tuberculin skin testing on all patients enrolled in the program.
o. Records pertinent information into patient progress notes. Conducts medical orientation groups as assigned.
p. Seeks assistance as needed from Lead LPN or other designated staff.
q. Provides counseling on general health maintenance and other areas of health education specific to drug abusers.
r. Monitors patients for visible signs of impairment and conducts substance abuse detection screenings as randomly required, and as clinically appropriate.
s. Receives, receipts, records and stores the medication stock supplies in accordance with established nursing and DEA procedures.
t. Maintains medication stock log.
u. Monitors and orders supply stock as needed including checking supplies for expiration dates.
v. Ensures that federal regulations on privacy, confidentiality and patient rights are enforced (42 C.F.R., Part 2 and HIPAA).
w. Attends and participates in weekly Treatment Team meetings as assigned.
x. Attends Treatment Team interventions as assigned.
y. Attends monthly staff meetings as schedule allows.
z. Adheres to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct, and attends trainings and formal education as needed to maintain and or advance credentialing or develop job skills.
• Graduate of an accredited school of Practical Nursing is required.
• Must have a current LPN license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
• Has knowledge and understanding of physical and emotional disease
processes, substance use disorders, clinical nursing skills, and administration of medications.
• Prior experience working in a Methadone Clinic is preferred.