Licensed Practical Nurse- Inpatient Behavioral Health
This position is located on the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at the Wilkes-Barre VAMC. Assists with maintaining a safe and hazard free environment. Monitors patients on safety watch. Has knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM-5) in partnership of medical facility policies; this knowledge helps the LPN in this role to play an active part within the mental health population. Is responsible for triaging scheduled Veterans for routine administration of antipsychotic injections, walk in, and crisis patients. Follows facility policy on the use of psychotropic medication. Assists with monitoring lab values of Lithium, Depakote, and Naltrexone, ensuring the veteran gets the required monitors done in a timely manner. Assists with Voluntary and Involuntary co
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