Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Part Time

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Nursing
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Posted on July 12, 2021

BRBH is now seeking a part time LPN for our Crisis Stabilization Unit!

LPNs in our Crisis Stabilization Unit provide psychiatric nursing and medical detoxification to individuals in a short-term residential and therapeutic environment. 

The schedule for this position is overnight (6PM-630AM) every other weekend and as needed.

This position is eligible for a 5% shift differential

Why work at BRBH?

Our nurses join a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who have the ability to make an immediate and lasting impact in our community.  Our nurses are part of a small, handpicked team of valued staff who enjoy challenges, fast pace, autonomy and supportive management. 

The LPN works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of RNs, clinicians, therapists, residents, and physicians. Responsibilities include:

  • obtaining vital signs and weight
  • monitoring lab results
  • administering PO (oral), Sub Q and IM medications
  • obtaining and transcribing medication orders
  • ensuring adequate supply of medications for clients
  • providing information to clients regarding psychotropic medication side-effects, as well as general wellness topics of interest to clients
  • facilitating group meetings with clients to discuss life skills, particularly relating to individual health and safety
  • assist with admission and discharge of clients
  • initiating or responding to phone contacts with clients, physicians, pharmacists, case managers and other providers, as appropriate, regarding medication needs, lab reports, side effects, etc.
  • documenting all pertinent nursing notes in the electronic health record

Qualifications:

  1. Must have an active, unrestricted license as an LPN in the State of Virginia.
  2. One (1) year nursing experience in the healthcare field preferred with preference to those with experience in a psychiatric or substance use setting - charge nurse experience helpful.
  3. Electronic health record experience preferred. 

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, developmental disability, or substance use disorders. We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 400 employees working to provide or support our services. We are proud to have served our community for over 50 years. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment. This position is located in Roanoke, VA.