Behavioral Health LPN
Company: MelroseWakefield Healthcare
Posted on: May 14, 2022
- MelroseWakefield Healthcare is a coordinated system of
hospitals, physician practices and community-based services
providing care for communities throughout north suburban Boston. We
are distinguished by the range of clinical care and services we
provide locally for the continuum of care in clinical collaboration
with Tufts Medical Center, as well as an affiliation with the
Lawrence Memorial. Our focus is simple: a better approach to
providing health care, we bring together top-quality primary,
emergency and specialty care, locally. Everything you and your
family need, right in your neighborhood to be your best healthy.Job
- Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of psychiatric
diseases and appropriate treatment modalities.
- Consistently utilizes psychotherapeutic interventions to assist
patients to regain or improve their previous coping abilities and
prevent further disability in collaboration with the other team
members of the multi-disciplinary team.
- Participates in identifying at-risk behavior as dictated by
patient's clinical condition to include suicidal, homicidal,
seizure, pain, fall, elopement, wandering, sun downing and other
risk factors as defined by patient's clinical condition.
- In collaboration with the other team members of the
multi-disciplinary team, consistently utilizes psychotherapeutic
interventions to assist patients to regain or improve their
previous coping abilities and prevent further disability. Use of
validation, cueing, and re-direction techniques.
- Ensures the safety of both staff and patients on the
Medical-Psychiatric Unit by recognizing the signs and symptoms of
aggressive self-destructive behaviors and implementing appropriate
measures to provide a safe environment.
- Provides special patient precautions according to policy,
including safety checks, close observation, suicide precautions,
and constant observation 1:1.
- Recognizes and reports any signs of suicidal ideation to RN for
assessment. Maintains correct procedure for unit and patient
- Graduate of an accredited and/or approved practical nurse
program. Current license as a practical nurse in the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts. Current certification in CPR required.
- 2-4 years experience in health-care and nursing services
experience strongly preferred. Will train on the job if
- Good interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work
with detailed, confidential material, computer experience
required.Additional Information.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
STATEMENT:Must be able to perform all essential functions of this
position with reasonable accommodation if disabled.The above
statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of
work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required
of personnel so classified. MelroseWakefield Healthcare reserves
the right to modify position duties at any time, to reflect process
improvements and business necessity.COVID-19 POLICY:Please note
that effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment at
MelroseWakefield, all employees and new hires must have received
their complete dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, unless they have been
granted an exemption.
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