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Resources For Human Development, Inc. LPN in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Description/Job Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a community based nursing position that will provide services to persons served by the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program in their home or communiyt. The LPN will coordinate care to ensure that psychiatric care, physical health issues, and medication issues are integrated into treatment. The RN attends psychiatry appointments and ensures all needed follow-up is completed.

The incumbent in this position is a mobile clinician and expected to deliver services to individuals throughout the service territory as scheduled. This position will also support the operation of the program on a rotating on-call, evening, and weekend schedule.

Responsibilities/Duties

Implement, maintain, and coordinate the medical treatment for ACT consumers.

Perform medical functions regarding basic health, medical assessment and education.

Provide locked security for medications and set aside a private designated area for set up of medications.

Administer medications and provide injections to consumers as directed by doctor

Check consumer medication trays and fill them as needed

Provide services at times and locations convenient to consumers.

Provide on-call, after-hour support to consumers as scheduled.

Provide face-to-face services in the consumer's home, in public places, wherever necessary.

Ensure consumers have access to and utilize the ACT after-hours on-call staff for emergencies or after-hour support.

Provide transportation to medical appointments or other agency events as necessary.

Provide assertive outreach when necessary to engage consumers.

Submit accurate and on-time chart documentation and reports.

Required Experience

Preferred prior experience working with persons with severe mental illness and substance use/abuse issues

Required Education

Licensed Practical Nurse Licensed in the state of Iowa

Required Qualifications

  1. The ability to make ethical clinical decisions in demanding situations

  2. The ability to interact professionally with clients, their families and other professionals

  3. Organizational skills; ability to complete documentation timely and accurately

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.

Program Summary

The RHD Cedar Rapids ACT program serves a 60-mile radius from the Cedar Rapids office. The staff hired for this position is a mobile clinician and expected to deliver services to individuals throughout the service territory as scheduled. This position will also support the operation of the program on a rotating on-call, evening, and weekend schedule.

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