ATTENTION: Psychiatric LPNs in Denver Metro

***Calling All LPNs with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) Experience******

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TITLE: Psychiatric LPN
LOCATION: Denver
# OPENINGS: 1
STATUS: Full-time
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
COMPENSATION: $21.55/HR – $25.36/HR
*May require occasional evening or weekend hours.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provide direct nursing services, mental health assessments and treatment to consumers with severe and persistent mental illness.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide psychological evaluations/problem identification, and crisis interventions
  • Provide medical case management as needed
  • Assist consumers with psychological, social development and rehabilitation
  • Coordinate medical care and intervention with staff and psychiatrist
  • Draw blood for lab work for consumers
  • Monitor consumers’ vital signs
  • Administer intramuscular medications
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with our standards
  • Participate in team meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Nursing Lead Nurse and Program Manager

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduation from accredited school of nursing. Licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN) in good standing with the Board of Nursing of the State of Colorado
  • One to three (1-3) years’ experience working with consumers with a serious and persistent mental illness preferred
  • Theoretical and working knowledge of psychotropic medications
  • Working knowledge of laboratory test results
  • Ability to assess crises situations and intervene appropriately
  • Familiarity with DSM IV and diagnostic techniques
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills
  • General knowledge of computer technology
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness

 

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