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Licensed Practical Nurse ($1k Sign on Bonus)

Company: State of Ohio
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

This position is located in Cincinnati, OhioThe mission of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is to provide statewide leadership of a high-quality mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery system that is effective and valued by all Ohioans. NEW HIRE sign on BONUS up to $1000 Work Hours: 1st Shift 6:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m. - .2nd Shift 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.Summit Behavioral Healthcare (SBH) offers LPNs a $0.60 shift differential pay for 2nd shift full time, permanent employees.Per the AFSME/OCSEA bargaining unit contract, effective the pay period that includes July 1, 2022 & July 1, 2023, the pay schedule shall increase by 3%About Us:Summit Behavioral Healthcare recognizes patient safety as a core value. All employees are required to participate in the organization's strategic plan, providing quality services in an atmosphere which promotes patient safety in accordance with SBH policy ; and will report any patient safety issues to immediate supervision. It is further recognized that all employees utilize electronic means (i.e. email, phone and intranet features) to remain current with training and communication of pertinent safety issues.What You'll Do: Administers nursing care within scope of practice as set forth in Division (F) of Section 4723.01 of Ohio Revised Code under direction of registered nurse, licensed physician, dentist, podiatrist or optometrist (e.g., administers oxygen; applies sterile dressing; adheres to infection control practices; inserts catheters; reinserts gastrostomy tubes, suctions, irrigates wounds; gives enemas, douches; collects specimens; assists physicians with physical exams, treatments &/or laboratory tests; assists in emergencies by administering first-aid, performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation; restrains patients as necessary; administers controlled drugs [e.g., narcotics, minor tranquilizers] & non-controlled medication in oral, rectal, topical or injectable form [i.e., intramuscular & subcutaneous injections only] & provides medication instructions to patients). Maintains medication accountability records (e.g., charts patient records, prepares & counts medication, maintains medication stock & medical equipment & supplies); observes, documents & reports patient conditions (e.g., medication reactions, treatment responses, patient behavior & progress) & prepares &/or maintains related reports & records (e.g., unusual incident reports, patient records, medication reports, seclusion/restraint logs, treatment plan). Provides general nursing, direct care &/or programming assistance (e.g., takes patient vital signs; assists with personal grooming & hygiene, bathing or daily living activities; administers topical ointments & solutions, eye, ear &/or nose drops; responds to patient codes; escorts patients & assists with recreational activities & scheduled appointments; provides one to one &/or group intervention & patient therapeutic education as stated in the treatment plan). Provides assistance (i.e., provides work direction, orientation & training) to lower-level direct care staff (e.g., therapeutic program workers, psychiatric attendants) in providing general unskilled nursing care (e.g., dressing, bathing, feeding) to patients; precepts & provides direction to new LPN staff as assigned; attends & participates in various meetings (e.g., staff conferences, committees, interdisciplinary team meetings, in-service training programs, meetings) as required. Orders medication & medical supplies; cleans nursing station & medication room/medication cart (e.g., cleans, sterilizes & restocks cart; defrosts & cleans medication refrigerator) & performs clerical tasks (e.g., answers phone, files); ensures security of ward unit.What's in it for you:At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:Medical Coverage Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance Dental, vision and basic life insurance premiums are FREE after one year of continuous service.Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave 11 paid holidays per year Childbirth/Adoption leaveOhio Public Employees Retirement System OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee's salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.Deferred Compensation The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more informationLicense to practice nursing as a licensed practical nurse issued by Ohio Board of Nursing pursuant to Section 4723 Ohio Revised Code & proof of completion of an approved course in medication administration.Note: Licensed Practical Nurses who administer dialysis treatment must possess Certification in IV Therapy pursuant to Section 4723.17 Ohio Revised Code. All answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience &/or education provided on your civil service application. All communication and/or status updates regarding this position will be relayed electronically, as OhioMHAS no longer accepts paper applications, thank you for applying online.

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