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Per Diem LPN

  • Job Tracking ID: 512763-587115
  • Job Location: Paterson, NJ
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: August 14, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

1.Assists the Registered Nurse.

2.Telephone/Walk-in screenings

3.Dispensing medications to all Detox clients and residential clients as per doctor’s order.

4.Recording Doctor’s written orders on the medication sheet.

5.Ordering prescribed medication from the pharmacy.

6.Answering and monitoring calls, in house and outside calls properly.

7.Maintain attachment C requirements on all clients.

8.Reports all problems as well as concerns to the RN on duty.

9.Count control medications and record.

10.Maintain par levels on all stock medications.

11.Maintain daily syringe count on a 24-hour basis.

12.Maintaining documentation in nurse’s notes.

13.Attending all scheduled nurse’s meetings and in-services.

14.Interview clients upon admission, obtaining information on medical history and substance abuse history for RN assessment notes.


15.Maintains a safe environment for all clients and is familiar with disaster and fire drills.

16.Participates in discharge planning in conjunction with RN and the counselor.

Please note Exceptions


*The RN does all initial Detox and Clinical assessments, but ongoing care is done by RN’s/LPN’s.

*All charge nurses for each shift is an RN.

*All verbal phone orders are received by an RN only

Experience and Skills:

Graduate from an approved School of Nursing; Medical/Surgical experience; Current license as an LPN in the state of NJ

Knowledge of transcribing doctor’s orders is essential. Good interpersonal skills are essential.

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