Licensed Practical Nurse — Withdrawal Management

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides standard nursing care to include patients withdrawing from alcohol and/or drugs
  • Upon admission of patients obtains medical history, performs physical assessments, completes all clinical forms on each patient
  • Initiate care plan and note if goals are met as needed or upon discharge
  • Performs patient treatment as ordered by the Physician
  • Implements and follows activities required to carry out doctor’s orders
  • Notify the Physician for orders when a patient is admitted and when patients exhibits symptoms of a condition not covered on the orders
  • Reviews patient screening form to determine if patient is eligible for admission
  • Consults with Sobering staff regarding patients medical concerns
  • Administers medications in accordance with doctor’s orders and note effect in patient’s progress notes within two hours of administration
  • Gives TB test to all patients as ordered
  • Performs ongoing physical and medical assessments and medicate in accordance with doctor’s orders
  • Takes vital signs and charts information within every 8 hours on each patient, and/or as often as required  which will be dictated by each patient’s condition
  • Informs Physician of special patient dietary needs or condition
  • Obtains order for diet and notify Aide of any food allergies or special diet required
  • Completes HIV brief risk intervention with each patient at least every six months
  • Completes paperwork when returning medication to pharmacy
  • Completes progress notes on each patient at least twice within a shift period
  • Works, follows directives and doctor’s orders with minimal supervision
  • Assists Physician in rounds, keeping them abreast of each patients physical and emotional needs
  • Records quantities of all controlled substances at the beginning end of each shift and in the company of oncoming nurse. Signs and dates appropriate control forms
  • Assesses patients readiness for discharge, write discharge summary in the progress notes, giving condition of patient on discharge and discharge disposition

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currents active Washington State Nursing License and experience in chemical dependency, mental health, medical surgical procedures or other areas of nursing relevant to the position
  • The incumbent must pass a criminal background check
  • Must have current TB test or x-ray at time of hire

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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.