LPN Nurse, Barberton, Ohio

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Employer Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Inc.
Created 10/12/2018
Reference 104844102
Country United States
State Ohio
City Barberton
Zip 44203

Barberton, Ohio


Responsible for providing medical services directly to clients and for maintaining the appropriate records and medical files as per State and Federal regulations

Essential Duties
  • Administer/dispense methadone in accordance with State and Federal regulations
  • Ensure adequate recording of the administration/dispensing transaction has occurred
  • Ensure treatment plan of the physician and/or medical director is being followed
  • Administer and interpret the Mantoux test
  • Assess client response to treatment and medication dosage/interactions and determine appropriateness for dosing
  • Participate in case conferences, offering professional observations
  • Document Nursing Progress Notes on all clients
  • Order medical supplies, maintain a proper inventory and record of use as per regulations
  • Maintain all medical records including but not limited to individual charts, daily medication charts, dosage records, progress notes, Doctor's orders, etc., as required
  • Make appointments for clients to see physician; obtain lab work-ups and check with clients to see that appointments are kept
  • Educate clients about methadone/buprenorphine and their side effects. Counsel clients re: personal hygiene, abnormal lab results, HIV/AIDS testing, and all medical matters including changes in treatment
  • Discuss with physician and staff important changes in treatment or noted patterns of behavior affecting treatment
  • Provide referral for specialized care at local health centers (e.g., Planned Parenthood, prenatal clinic, HIV/AIDS testing sites, etc.) and follow-up on client attendance and treatment
  • Assist in organizing transfers of clients to and from the program; verify methadone dosage verbally with nurse of other program
  • Possess the knowledge and understanding of how to recognize and manage an opiate overdose
  • Understand the clinical benefits and limitations of urine screens, toxicology, and other testing procedures
  • Culturally competent
  • Knowledgeable of agency policies and procedures
  • Consult with the Administrator on site, Nursing Supervisor, Director of Nursing Services, RN, MD on duty when any concern or question arises
  • Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting in training staff of medical matters and client care; attendance at professional meetings as required; assist Doctor during physical examinations; keep dispensing room clean and orderly; maintain medical equipment
  • Other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
  • Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of employment
  • Must maintain continuing education credits as required by the Board of Nursing
  • One (1) year experience or knowledge in the field of drug abuse recommended
  • Ohio LPNs must provide proof of completion of a course in medication administration that has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing
  • Must be CPR, First Aid, and BLS certified

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