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Amergis LPN/LVN Psychiatric in Astoria, Oregon

The Psychiatric or Mental/Behavioral Health LPN is responsible and accountable for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care in the psychiatric unit of a hospital, mental health/behavioral health hospital, or they can be responsible for care in community settings.

The LPN must demonstrate the ability to make clinical judgments in an effective and efficient manner with the supervision of a Registered Nurse and in collaboration with the care team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all issues pertaining to the administration and ordering of medication, blood draws, nursing assessments, and patient care (as applicable per state regulations)

  • Responsible for taking medication orders and transcribing to MAR, administration of medications, ordering medications from the pharmacy, daily count of stock medications and narcotics, and keeping Medication Room up to agency standards (as applicable per state regulations)

  • Takes temperatures, pulse, blood pressure, and weight per program guidelines as well as blood draws (as applicable per state regulation) and completing required paperwork

  • Responsible for taking urine samples as needed and completing all necessary paperwork and following nursing standards related to this process

  • Maintains the integrity of the clinical record through timely and accurate completion of all required paperwork

  • Documentation required is program-specific and employee shall submit paperwork to appropriate departments as required

  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current LPN license in state of assignment

  • 1 year experience in a psychiatric care setting preferred

  • Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice

  • Participation and completion of Amergis' Competency program when applicable

  • Current CPR if applicable

  • TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

  • Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation)

  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements

  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site

  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language is required

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age


At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    *Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

    About Amergis

Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.

Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.