Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) — Evaluation and Treatment

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The essential duties and responsibilities listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides nursing care following established nursing service objectives and standards
  • Ensures that all safety and infection control practices are followed according to established guidelines and procedures.
  • Distributes and documents medications (including narcotics) according to established standards and regulatory instructions;
  • Use a Pyxis machine to support distribution of medications and updates Medication Administration Records in a timely, accurate manner for all clients as orders change.
  • Responds to emergency situations to help support the clinical and nursing E&T staff in delivery of services to the E&T guests.
  • Provides first aid and CPR as needed;
  • Responds to emergency situations to help support the clinical and nursing E & T staff in delivery of services to the E & T guests;
  • Document all provided services in the E & T guests medical record, ensuring that required documentation is complete and is in compliance with regulations;
  • Completes charting entries as required and regulated by state and federal law.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED,  or Two year AA degree and Current license as a Washington state Licensed Practical Nursing Professional State credential without any restrictions
  • Must have a current First Aid/CPR card per licensing requirements;
  • One year direct experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Three years of experience working with a similar population in a similar capacity;
  • Knowledge of major mental illnesses and commonly prescribed psychotropic medications
  • Must have the physical ability to successfully complete and maintain all aspects of mental health safety training associated company, state, federal training in compliance with licensure;
  • Must demonstrate an expert understanding of mental and substance disorder assessment and management

Job Conditions:

This position performs work in a locked inpatient mental health facility, often interacting with individuals with unpredictable behaviors.  Requires the ability to speak and hear at normal conversational levels, with the ability to observe sometimes-subtle visual cues, and the ability to work in an environment that may at times be noisy and include a variety of distracting activity.  Must have the physical ability: 1) to complete successfully all aspects of inpatient mental health safety training courses such as AVADE, 2) to move about the facility quickly to respond to emergency situations, 3) to appropriately physically and verbally intervene with individuals who may be behaviorally out of control, and 4) to lift 20 pounds.

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Mailed inquiries may be sent to: MDC, 945 Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402; Attention: Human Resources Department. Mailed submissions need to include a cover letter and resume, along with identification of the job position of interest. Please do not contact Board Members or staff directly about job postings or your resume as they will be unable to respond to any inquiries. If you have questions concerning your application, please email, DO NOT CALL.

MDC offers to all their full-time employees, medical, dental, company contributed 403B retirement (4% plus another 4% matching any employee contribution) after 120 day probationary period, Flexible Spending Account, Company Paid Life Insurance & Long Term Care Insurance, 13 days vacation a year, 13 days sick time a year, plus one floating holiday, and 11 paid holidays per year. Free parking and located along bus routes.

MDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, creed, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other classifications protected by applicable laws.

MDC’s organizational values include “inclusion” and “equity”.  As such, MDC actively seeks and strongly encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Notice: For any open positions, job candidates must successfully pass a criminal history background check which may include fingerprinting.