Acadia Healthcare Staff Nurses-LPN/RN in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Lehigh County Center for Recovery, is a co-ed residential substance abuse treatment facility serving patients diagnosed with the disease of addiction. Our facility has openings for full-time/PT/and PRN LPN's and RN's.

Under the supervision of the Nursing Supervisor, the LPN is responsible for assisting the Physician in providing patient care in a supportive and therapeutic environment. The Licensed Practical Nurse coordinates with the Physician, Registered Nurse and Director of Nursing cooperates with other departments as required to provide for total patient care.

  • Obtains a complete initial assessment including medical, psychiatric and chemical dependency history.

  • Assesses and evaluates medical and psychiatric problems and reports to the Registered Nurse and Physician to initiate interventions.

  • Confers with other departments regarding patient care on an as needed basis.

  • Accurately follows through on physician orders, administering medications and treatments and scheduling outside consultations.

  • Assists in the formulation of ITP and MTP, including assessments, writing care plans, updates of care plans, and discharge planning.

  • Assists in the identification of medical, emotional and environmental needs of the patient.

  • Assists in nutritional screening, interventions with dietician, physician and dietary department to ensure that the patient’s dietary needs are met.

  • Assists in searching patients and their belongings, confiscating all contraband and inappropriate items.

  • Responsible for accurate documentation on patient charts.

  • Accurately documents unusual events of patients, staff and visitors by utilizing Incident Reports.

  • Completes diagnostics such as PFTs, PPDs and the collection of urine, sputum and other specimens.

Job Requirements

  • Prefer experience in chemical dependency or psychiatric nursing.

  • A graduate of an approved school of nursing with a current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of PA

  • CPR Certification.

  • Good verbal and written communications skills.

  • Ability to understand medical charts and physician orders.

  • Good organizational skills.

  • Effective communication skills with patients, staff, physicians, families and the public.

  • Ability to be flexible in adjusting to new and rapidly changing situations.

  • Must have ability to remain calm in emergency situations.

  • Ability to work well with others as a member of a team.