Works under the supervision of Registered Nurse in care of the patients and their environment (including those needing special precautions) and performs specified treatments. In addition this position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served in assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and provide the care needed as described according to the departmental policy and procedure. Promotes and maintains safe work environment for staff as well as our customers incorporating national patient safety initiatives. The LPN may work in a variety of settings and roles within Riverside Health System. Works under the direction of leadership and a multi-disciplinary team to provide a comprehensive range of services or clinical care associated with and in accordance with standards of excellence established by Riverside Health system and facility goals and strategic plans.
Riverside Behavioral Health Center offers the most comprehensive range of behavioral health programs on the Virginia Peninsula. An established mental health care provider in Hampton Roads since 1983, Riverside Behavioral Health Center provides psychiatric and chemical dependency services to children, adolescents and adults on an outpatient and inpatient basis. We offer a variety of services such as Inpatient Adult Services, Inpatient Child and Adolescent Services, Adolescent Residential Services and Outpatient Services, to individuals who experience emotional, psychological and behavioral problems. Individual, family and group therapy, recreation therapy, art therapy, life skills groups, and medication management are key components of the programs we provide.
Education: Education required to meet licensure requirements. Specialty certification in field highly encouraged.
Experience: Experience preferred in an acute care setting but not required.
Licensure/Certification: Licensed Practical Nurse or board eligible by the State of Virginia or compact state required. CPR/BLS required.