LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Performance of practical nursing functions involving screenings, identifying and monitoring health care needs of clients, administering specified injections, collecting specimens, instructing clients about medical care.

Primary Functions of the LPN:

  • Has clinical responsibility for all clients who are receiving services from MIRCI.
  • Responsible for medication records.
  • Take vital signs.
  • Screen and evaluates clients.  Collect urine specimens as needed.
  • Receives incoming telephone calls from clients, physicians, agencies and institutions.
  • Counsels, educates and instructs clients and staff on health issues.
  • Charts the care and treatment of clients.  Completes and initiates referrals in house as requested and needed.
  • Must complete Patient Safety Training curriculum.

LPN Secondary Functions:

  • Maintains records and assists in the preparation of required reports.
  • Assists and conducts in-service training for new employee orientation on Medication Administration.
  • Assists in making appointments for clients as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Nurse Manager.

Qualifications for the LPN:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing
  • Licensed to practice in the State of South Carolina.
  • Basic Cardiovascular Life Support (BCLS), certified.
  • Strong communication skills, customer service oriented, experienced in telephone etiquette and triage, exhibits the ability to work with people (staff, visitors and clients) in a team focused environment.
  • Previous mental health experience preferred.