Acadia Healthcare Licensed Practical Nurse in Alexandria, Louisiana

  • May work independently or as a part of the multidisciplinary team

  • Complete physical and mental health assessments

  • develop strategies for helping patients to be as independent as possible

  • plan, implement and document physical and mental health nursing care plans

  • Evaluate and update nursing care plans as needed

  • Provide nursing care as needed

  • Administer and assess the effects of prescribed medications and treatments

  • Utilize web-based, pyxis and written information to identify drug interactions/contraindications/side effects

  • Observe and report behavioral changes

  • Encourage patients to participate in interpersonal and other therapeutic activities to enhance their interpersonal skills

  • Teach strategies and activities designed to promote both mental and physical wellness

  • Ability to proficiently perform venipuncture

  • Interpret laboratory and diagnostic test results and inform physician

  • Possess good working knowledge of nursing process and nursing diagnosis, medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and basic pharmacology