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$5,000 Sign On Bonus**LPN Behavioral Health

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Join our In-Patient Behavioral Health Team providing care that makes a difference! Apply here for available full time or part time Behavioral Health LPN positions for In-Patient at St. Luke's Lehighton, St. Luke's Sacred Heart and St. Luke's Quakertown Campuses. We are currently seeking talented Mental Health Nursing Professionals to join our clinical team. Start or continue your nursing career by joining a nationally recognized teaching hospital with proven success indicators. With growth from 57 to a combined total of over 170 in-patient beds spanning 3 St. Luke's Campuses, our highly dedicated nursing staff is expanding to serve the Behavioral Health needs in our community. Patients in our Adult, Older Adult and Extended Acute Care in-patient units are provided structure in a secure setting and will find a professional team of psychiatrists, nurses, case managers, occupational therapists and other mental health professionals. Adult Units located in St. Luke's Sacred Heart, St. Luke's Gnaden Huetten and St. Luke's Quakertown Campuses provide a team approach to assess each individual and provide a treatment plan including active discharge planning for services on an outpatient basis. Older Adult Units at both St. Luke's Sacred Heart and Quakertown Campuses treat adults 55 years of age and over with the same team approach in an intimate setting created to address the unique needs of older adults. The Extended Acute Care located at St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus treats adults who require further therapeutic treatment in an in-patient setting. We strive to provide unique forms of treatment to assist individuals in developing necessary skills and capabilities to reduce barriers and achieve independence outside of a hospital JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:* Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated. Performs assessment of the mental and physical status of all assigned patients. Implements, evaluates, and documents patient care interventions and patient responses in accordance with hospital policy.* Observes and reports data regarding assigned patient physical and mental health status.* Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.* Participates in a collaborative plan of care in accordance with the multi-disciplinary treatment plan and accepted standards of nursing practice.* Organizes, coordinates, and prioritizes patient care in conjunction with other direct care providers.* Contributes to patient/family education process and documents accordingly.* Functions as a professional role model and resource person, providing guidance to other team members* Demonstrates accountability for providing safe, appropriate, and quality patient care according to current nursing practice and standards.* Demonstrates appropriate knowledge base of psychopharmacology and medication administration in accordance with hospital policy* Demonstrates competency in caring for the patient requiring restraints, seclusion, and or other behavioral management.* Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.* Maintains clinical records of all patient contact according to hospital policy and other regulatory guidelines (i.e., State, JCAHO).* Documents patient information thoroughly, reflecting consideration of treatment plan.PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS Sit up to 2 hours per day; l hour at a time. Stand for up to 8 hours per day; 4 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 lbs. Frequently lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Consistently pull u p to 10 lbs. frequently pull up to 250 lbs. with assistance when appropriate. Frequently stoop and bend, crouch, kneel and climb. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Occasional crawling. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Frequently finger and handle objects. Occasionally firmly grasp, twist, and turn objects with hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to general, near, far, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and visual monotony (e.g. computer screen).EDUCATION: Graduate of licensed practical nursing program.TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: BLS required by completion of orientation. One year Mental Health experience preferred.WORK SCHEDULE: Apply here for a position in Adult Behavioral Health at St. Luke's Quakertown Campus or St. Luke's Sacred Heart Campus or St. Luke's Lehighton CampusFull Time, 40 hours per weekPart Time, 16 or 24 hours per weekEvery other weekend and every other holiday rotation required for all shifts, full time and part time. Shift rotation may be required to meet staffing needs.Be sure to include all shifts you are available for when applying to ensure you can be matched with unit openings.May start with practice permit and obtain license within 90 days of graduation.Please complete your application using your full legal name and--current home address. Be sure to--include--employment history for--the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are--encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and--licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Allentown , $5,000 Sign On Bonus**LPN Behavioral Health , Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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