Acadia Healthcare Part Time Medication Nurse - Millcreek of Long Beach in Long Beach, Mississippi

CRITERIA-BASED JOB DESCRIPTION

COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES

JOB TITLE: Medication Nurse DEPARTMENT: HCBS REV: 01/16

SUPERVISED BY: Program Director/Nurse Supervisor EMPLOYEES SUPERVISED: None

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

  • Must be currently licensed to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Mississippi.

  • Prefer one year experience working with individuals with mental retardation.

  • Must have reliable transportation and meet applicable requirements for Millcreek’s Motor Vehicle Safety Program.

  • Must complete the HCBS training and continued education program.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS (with or without reasonable accommodation):

Walking; reaching; bending; pushing; pulling; lifting heavy loads (i.e., at least 25 pounds).

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and feedback to staff regarding the individual’s medication.

  • Provide direct care through utilization of nursing standards accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Follow policies, procedures, and medical/lab protocol for nursing care.

  • Implement infection control measures according to facility policies and procedures accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Report pertinent information and/or changes in the individuals' condition to nurse supervisor and/or Program Director.

  • Provide individual, staff, and family education as related to medication, illness, etc.

  • Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Chart medication administration in nurse's notes accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Document nursing care provided, maintain appropriate records related to individuals' progress and activities accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Adhere to all HCBS ID/DD waiver program policies and procedures.

  • Provide care and/or conduct individual interactions in an age/cultural appropriate manner.

  • Provide and document training to staff regarding the appropriate monitoring and documentation of individual’s self-administration of medication.

  • Follows all safety policies and adheres to all worker's compensation program guidelines.

  • Other duties as assigned.