Lead LPN -$1,000 Sign On Bonus

ACTS is a non profit organization that has been serving the community for over 30 years  providing individualized behavioral health services in substance abuse and mental health. ACTS mission is to apply the best of contemporary physical and behavioral health interventions and social support services available to assist individuals and families to engage and succeed in Recovery

Services that ACTS offers include prevention, acute care and stabilization, treatment and support services in the arenas of substance abuse, co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness, child protection, delinquency, criminal justice, housing, economic self-sufficiency, health and wellness.

                                              *************$1,000 SIGN ON BONUS********************

Job Description

The Lead Licensed Practical Nurse provides training and supervision to all LPNs within the Receiving facility. It focuses on professional nursing functions while providing care and treatment to clients coping with or recovering from substance abuse addiction or with co-occurring substance and psychiatric disorders.

LOCATION:  Tampa, FL

Essential Functions:

 Adheres to regulatory bodies and licensing rules, guidelines, and all established protocol to carry out all duties required by contract, licensure, accreditation, and certification relative to program or service assignment.

 Completes pre-admission medical screening of clients to determine admission eligibility; apply nursing principles and practices in the care and treatment of clients, administer and read PPDs, and makes assessment of clients' conditions and documents per services provided, completes and records vital signs, observes and assesses clients for deviations from normal conditions/behaviors.

 Collaborates with physicians and follows recommendations as appropriate. This may include, but not limited to:

-Implements physician's orders, assists physician in performing physical exam on clients, communicates as directed with physician concerning implementation of seclusion/restraint measures, follows-up on laboratory results and ensures physician receives results.

-Within limits of licensure, administers medication/narcotics/treatments as prescribed by protocol or physician's order and documents each

-Prepares narcotic and other drug reports, orders medications, inventories clinic supplies/medications

-Ensures nursing support personnel carry out assigned duties correctly to agency model as directed

Program Specific

Provide direct supervision and training to other Licensed Practical Nurses.

Monitor all pharmaceutical medications and maintain communication with Consulting Pharmacist.

Monitor the Medication room, cut down supplies and order on an as needed basis.

 Ensure all billable and non-billable services are captured daily and inputted into Credible daily

 Ensure medical and medication emergencies are addressed to decrease liability.

Ensure all medication error are tracked and reported.

 Monitor Infectious Control and update all required binders.

 Monitor Infectious Control and update all required binders.

Order prescription medications and maintain communication with the Drug Shopppe.

Provide lead support with the Medication Assistance Treatment Program

Assist with staff scheduling and shift coverage.

Performs routine diagnostic tests, medical treatment, and procedures such as taking and recording temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure.

 Assists in performing physical examinations of clients.

Reports any unusual symptoms of clients to supervisor.

 Provides documentation to and updates client records.

 Cleans work area.

Makes referrals for care/services as needed.

Maintains all required records/reports to support quality/quantity of nursing services provided.

Pre-requisite Requirements:

Active Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in accordance with Florida Law.

To (2) years of LPN experience

Must possess a valid Florida Drivers' License, industry accepted driving history and maintain vehicle insurance required by State of Florida.

If required to drive an ACTS' vehicle, must maintain drivers' license and history as listed about and participate in all transportation-related training activities including on-the-road driving test relative to appropriate and safe operation of motor vehicles.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position trains and supervises LPN's within the facility.

The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to position.

ACTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. ACTS is an EEO/AA DFWP Employer.