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Nurse (LPN)

Company: Symetria Recovery
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Job Title : Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Location : Des Plaines Reports To : Program Director FLSA Classification: Hourly/Non-Exempt Who we are: Symetria Recovery provides comprehensive substance abuse treatment with a focus on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in a welcoming outpatient setting. Unlimited clinical services are available to our patients under our bundled-service delivery model. Key services delivered through our Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) licensure include MAT, medically monitored psychiatric care, individual therapy, group therapy (IOP), 6-day-per-week nursing care, and ongoing aftercare. Most of our patients being provided medication receive Buprenorphine products, but they can also receive Methadone, injectables (Vivitrol, Sublocade), and any other FDA approved medication for addiction. Symetria is an innovative and growing company looking for hard working and passionate people to join our team Job Purpose : The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for dispensing any medications the clinic may utilize in the treatment of patients in recovery. The LPN will work with the clinic staff, Practitioner, Medical Director, and Program Director to assure appropriate medical care of patients. Job Responsibilities : Prepares, dispenses, and administers prescribed medications per established schedules as ordered. Monitors patient's vital signs for dose changes and other physical health information, maintains accurate records reflecting data, including general information relating to treatment results. Collects blood samples from patients and monitors and attends to the physical needs of the patient. Administers injectable medications, ensuring accurate prescribed dosage and timely delivery, educating clients in management of side effects, and obtaining pre-authorization of prescriptions/medications from pharmacy, when needed. Administers and reads PPD, pregnancy tests, tuberculosis screening tests, and drug screens on patients and documents results. Maintains accurate inventory counts of all medicines and medical supplies and ensures adequate replacements are ordered on a timely basis, as well as reconciling inventory of Methadone, Suboxone, and Subutex at conclusion of dosing. Provides daily reports to Program Director/Nurse Supervisor. Transcribes, signs, and processes MD or PA orders and obtains requested medical information relating to patients. Documents ---no-shows---, processes phase change request, updates Methasoft, and inputs flags as per physician orders. Documents and maintains accurate monthly medication records and filing of other paperwork. Strictly adheres to LVN licensing ethical standards and Medication Room policies and procedures Works as a team with clinical staff and physicians Follows all Symetria policies, state regulations, federal guidelines, and DEA regulations. Employee is expected to perform all duties in accordance to work schedule and as assigned. Experience, Skills and/or Requirements Current and valid LPN license with no restrictions and licensed within the state of assigned clinic as LPN or RN required. 1-year experience as an LPN or RN required. Eighteen months of education or training beyond the high school level in Nursing or related field of study required. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required. CPR certified within three months of hire. Must pass a criminal background check. Experience in medication assisted treatment in an opiate treatment or mental health facility setting preferred. Must be capable of working under pressure as well as communicate, organize, and plan effectively and efficiently. Physical Demands Receives and follows detailed instructions. Required corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires occasional bending, reaching, and stretching. Must maintain a professional working relationship with patients and staff. Must be able to concentrate for extended periods of time, paying attention to detail. Must be able to receive and follow, as well as give detailed instructions. Requires sitting for long periods of time. Some bending, lifting, stooping, and stretching required. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight.

Keywords: Symetria Recovery, Des Plaines , Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Des Plaines, Illinois

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