Schedule: Full-Time, 7p-7a
The Licensed Practical Nurse provides direct patient care to assigned patients in the PRI Adult Inpatient Units (6S & 6N). This is a 20 bed unit which cares for adult patients ranging in age from 18 to 50 years, who have a primary psychiatric diagnosis. Those patients might have exacerbations of previously diagnosed problems such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizo-affective disorder and schizophrenia, among others. We also assess first onset psychiatric disorders and admit patients who are experiencing suicidal or homicidal thoughts, hallucinations and delusions. Many of these patients are also treated for substance abuse, which can complicate, or at times, mimic a mental illness. Those patients might also have a physical diagnosis that warrants continued hospitalization. This is a very unique feature for a psychiatric facility, and fills a great need for the patients at UAMS and across the state of Arkansas. As a result, patients do not have to wait until they are completely healed of a medical problem before they can begin to receive intensive, and comprehensive mental health treatment. The patients are treated by a multidisciplinary team that addresses all aspects of a patient’s life, formulating a treatment plan to meet the individual needs of each patient.
The LPN will provide patients support, education, and assistance in the prevention and/or maintenance of their disease and/or health and wellness state and will work with the individual patient, their families, and providers of care to develop and implement individual health plans, and provide support to the patient in self-management. Coordinate care and/or follow-up for patients who receive care in outpatient facilities. Coordination of prescription refill requests and patient education coordination in collaboration with physician staff. The LPN will develop a specialty in patient care related to the clinics populations and acts as a resource. The LPN will work with the providers and clinical staff to implement innovative approaches and set priorities to meet patient/family needs. Commitment to patient outcomes results in high levels of performance despite workload changes.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Required: Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program is, valid LPN License. Will consider New Graduates with BLS Certification; excellent communication skills, strong work ethics and accountability, basic computer skills.
Preferred: 1 year or more nursing experience with current BLS certification.