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Claratel Behavioral Health LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE in Decatur, Georgia


Under general supervision, provides direct, technical nursing care functions inaccordance with individual nursing care plans and/or as directed by attending physician/clinician.

Takes vital signs, administers medications, records required information in patients'/consumers'charts, observes reactions and prepares patients/consumers for examinations as necessary. May

function as a lead worker for other staff.


  • Communicates health/nursing needs and/or recommendations to RN supervisor.
  • Coordinates admissions, discharges, and follow-up as needed.
  • Assists in medical/health appointments as needed.
  • Completes patient/consumer preliminary nursing assessments based on interviews with patient/consumer, family, significant others, and community agencies providing services.
  • Ensures the provision of nursing/health services under the direction of the RN and as ordered by the physician, provides direct care as outlined in the Service Plan/Nursing Care Plan.
  • Takes and records vital signs, weights, wound measurements, etc. Identifies trends outside of parameters, or in need of attention and communicates to RN.
  • Reports pertinent information and changes in individual health status to attending physician/health professionals and to the Team as needed in a timely manner
  • Ensures the provision of needed adaptive equipment
  • Medication Administration: Administers medications, verifying the correct medications are administered (per the six rights of medication administration), and that clients response tomedications is noted and documented along with any noted side effects.
    • Works closely with home/facility/pharmacy staff in consulting on medications, side effects, and medication reviews
    • Orders, reviews, monitors, and discontinues medications as ordered by physician.
    • Dispose of unused medication per policy
    • Assures that monthly Medication Administration Records (MARs) are accurately transcribed in each individuals record
    • Checks the medication cabinet on a weekly basis to ensure medications are administered as ordered,
    • Appropriately documented on the MAR, and that missed medications are documented, and required follow-up occurs
    • Returns completed med cards at the end of each month, along with expired and unused medications as applicable
  • Checks program/service areas on a frequent but not less than a monthly basis to ensure the necessary medical/nursing/medication supplies are available and in ample supply
  • Reports client illness, potential communicable diseases or infections and works closely with
  • RN, direct care staff, other programmatic and health care professionals, and family in maintaininga safe environment for clients and staff. Implements isolation precautions as needed
  • Ensures health status, care and services are documented accurately and timely per company and state requirements
  • Provides supervision and education for non-licensed staff in the provision of care and services and reports any changesComplete a quarterly nursing evaluation/review of body systems on assigned individuals per program requirements. Refer to physician any assessment findings needing further review.
  • Ensures incidents are recorded, the individual is safe, receives required medical care, communicates to RN, operations leadership timely.
  • Participates in clinics completed at the operation with PCP, psych, etc. as assigned.
  • Participates in on-call duties to ensure weekend and after-hours access to clinicians by staff andindividuals served (participates in on-call rotation as assigned)
  • Participates in quarterly quality improvement activities, weekly team/staff meetings andInterdisciplinary Team meetings (IDT/PDP). Transcribes physician phone orders and other medicallyrelated reports.
  • Work hours may vary - weekends and evening shifts/site visits may be required

Minimum Qual fications:

  • A Current Georgia license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Preferred Training and Experience:

  • Experience in Mental Health preferred


  • $45,000