Licensed Practical Nurse

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Licensed Practical Nurse - Journey

Working Title:

Licensed Practical Nurse

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

38,135 - $49,614

Pay Band Information:

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Permanent

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Work Schedule:

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Monday – Friday

Department Name and Number:

Psychiatry - XDS-412214

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Health Professional (Physician/Nurse/Other)

Department Description:

The UNC Department of Psychiatry serves the citizens of North Carolina, the nation, and as appropriate, the world community, in three interwoven missions: teaching and training, clinical care, and research. We seek to provide outstanding education and training in psychiatry to medical students and other health profession trainees at UNC. Our residency training program trains outstanding adult and child psychiatrists in preparation for leadership roles in academic psychiatry, the public sector, and private practice. All of our graduate clinical training programs recruit outstanding candidates and provide superb training to them. We offer the highest caliber of continuing medical education for psychiatrists and other practitioners.

Our research goals are to develop a deeper understanding of the causes of psychiatric illness and to create more effective diagnostic, treatment, and prevention strategies for these disorders. This research encompasses basic molecular, cellular, and genetic approaches; bio-behavioral and systems neurobiology; clinical investigations, and population-based outcomes research. We also strive to advance the understanding of psychiatric aspects of medical illnesses.

Our clinical mission integrates state-of-the-art biological, psychological, and social approaches in the care of our patients and their families, providing the foundation for our teaching and research missions.

In all of the above activities, we adhere to the highest ethical standards as we work closely and collaboratively with many colleagues to enhance the recognition, treatment, and prevention of mental illness. These collaborations include other components of the School of Medicine; other schools and units within the University; the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services and its area programs; the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) System, and private clinical practices throughout North Carolina. We strive to contribute to national and international efforts to advance the creation and dissemination of knowledge regarding the etiologies and treatments of psychiatric illness.

This position is in the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health (CECMH), which provides clinical and rehabilitative services to persons with mental illness. The Center provides psychiatric and psychosocial assessment, medication management, case management, psychotherapy, family services and other community mental health services. The Center is also a clinical training site for trainees from multiple disciplines and collaborates on relevant research projects. This position will work with directly with the ACT Team, which provides comprehensive psychiatric and rehabilitative services to approximately 100 individuals with severe and persistent mental illness as well as co-morbid developmental disabilities or substance use disorders.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide practical nursing functions for individuals served by an Assertive Community Treatment Team. Under the direction of the team psychiatrist and team leader, the licensed practical nurse will provide support for the team’s medication distribution system, administer IM medications to patients in their homes and other settings, collect vital signs, and attend medical appointments with individuals on the caseload. This position will also provide case management services focused on coordination of integrated care needs as delineated in the patient’s treatment plan and as needed, assist with general team needs

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse in the State of North Carolina.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Experience in community mental health.

Preferred Qualifications:

Assertive Community Treatment team experience preferred. Graduation from an accredited LPN program and having passed the National Council Licensure Exam.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

LPN, valid NC driver’s license

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Weekend work occasionally

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Job No:
Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 12/2/2020
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