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Licensed Practical Nurse

Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Inc.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
  • Job Code
    113293054


Medical\/Healthcare
Chillicothe, OH

Summary

Responsible for providing medical services directly to clients and for maintaining the appropriate records and medical files as per State and Federal regulations

Essential Duties
  • Administer/dispense methadone in accordance with State and Federal regulations
  • Ensure adequate recording of the administration/dispensing transaction has occurred
  • Ensure treatment plan of the physician and/or medical director is being followed
  • Administer and interpret the Mantoux test
  • Assess client response to treatment and medication dosage/interactions and determine appropriateness for dosing
  • Participate in case conferences, offering professional observations
  • Document Nursing Progress Notes on all clients
  • Order medical supplies, maintain a proper inventory and record of use as per regulations
  • Maintain all medical records including but not limited to individual charts, daily medication charts, dosage records, progress notes, Doctor's orders, etc., as required
  • Make appointments for clients to see physician; obtain lab work-ups and check with clients to see that appointments are kept
  • Educate clients about methadone/buprenorphine and their side effects. Counsel clients re: personal hygiene, abnormal lab results, HIV/AIDS testing, and all medical matters including changes in treatment
  • Discuss with physician and staff important changes in treatment or noted patterns of behavior affecting treatment
  • Provide referral for specialized care at local health centers (e.g., Planned Parenthood, prenatal clinic, HIV/AIDS testing sites, etc.) and follow-up on client attendance and treatment
  • Assist in organizing transfers of clients to and from the program; verify methadone dosage verbally with nurse of other program
  • Possess the knowledge and understanding of how to recognize and manage an opiate overdose
  • Understand the clinical benefits and limitations of urine screens, toxicology, and other testing procedures
  • Culturally competent
  • Knowledgeable of agency policies and procedures
  • Consult with the Administrator on site, Nursing Supervisor, Director of Nursing Services, RN, MD on duty when any concern or question arises
  • Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting in training staff of medical matters and client care; attendance at professional meetings as required; assist Doctor during physical examinations; keep dispensing room clean and orderly; maintain medical equipment
  • Other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
  • Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of employment
  • Must maintain continuing education credits as required by the Board of Nursing
  • One (1) year experience or knowledge in the field of drug abuse recommended
  • Ohio LPNs must provide proof of completion of a course in medication administration that has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing
  • Must be CPR, First Aid, and BLS certified
  • Must be free from chemical use problems for at least two years preceding hire (MN requirement)


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

PI113293054

<br/><br/>Medical\/Healthcare<br>Chillicothe, OH<br/><br/><em><u>Summary</u></em><br><br>Responsible for providing medical services directly to clients and for maintaining the appropriate records and medical files as per State and Federal regulations<br><br><em><u>Essential Duties</u></em><br><ul><li>Administer/dispense methadone in accordance with State and Federal regulations</li><li>Ensure adequate recording of the administration/dispensing transaction has occurred</li><li>Ensure treatment plan of the physician and/or medical director is being followed</li><li>Administer and interpret the Mantoux test</li><li>Assess client response to treatment and medication dosage/interactions and determine appropriateness for dosing</li><li>Participate in case conferences, offering professional observations</li><li>Document Nursing Progress Notes on all clients</li><li>Order medical supplies, maintain a proper inventory and record of use as per regulations</li><li>Maintain all medical records including but not limited to individual charts, daily medication charts, dosage records, progress notes, Doctor's orders, etc., as required</li><li>Make appointments for clients to see physician; obtain lab work-ups and check with clients to see that appointments are kept</li><li>Educate clients about methadone/buprenorphine and their side effects. Counsel clients re: personal hygiene, abnormal lab results, HIV/AIDS testing, and all medical matters including changes in treatment</li><li>Discuss with physician and staff important changes in treatment or noted patterns of behavior affecting treatment</li><li>Provide referral for specialized care at local health centers (e.g., Planned Parenthood, prenatal clinic, HIV/AIDS testing sites, etc.) and follow-up on client attendance and treatment</li><li>Assist in organizing transfers of clients to and from the program; verify methadone dosage verbally with nurse of other program</li><li>Possess the knowledge and understanding of how to recognize and manage an opiate overdose</li><li>Understand the clinical benefits and limitations of urine screens, toxicology, and other testing procedures</li><li>Culturally competent</li><li>Knowledgeable of agency policies and procedures</li><li>Consult with the Administrator on site, Nursing Supervisor, Director of Nursing Services, RN, MD on duty when any concern or question arises</li><li>Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting in training staff of medical matters and client care; attendance at professional meetings as required; assist Doctor during physical examinations; keep dispensing room clean and orderly; maintain medical equipment</li><li>Other related duties as assigned</li></ul><br><em><u>Minimum Qualifications</u></em><br><ul><li>Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of employment</li><li>Must maintain continuing education credits as required by the Board of Nursing</li><li>One (1) year experience or knowledge in the field of drug abuse recommended</li><li>Ohio LPNs must provide proof of completion of a course in medication administration that has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing</li><li>Must be CPR, First Aid, and BLS certified</li></ul><ul><li>Must be free from chemical use problems for at least two years preceding hire (MN requirement)</li></ul> <br><br>We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.<br/><br/> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/8OZmMLH4WYBBfEVNhwOZO"> <p>PI113293054</p>

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Posted: 2019-08-30 Expires: 2019-09-30

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