Alexandria, Louisiana



Are you passionate about delivering superior, patient-centered care? At HCA Healthcare, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in our Psych Hold department today with Rapides Regional Medical Center.


The Life of an HCA Nurse


You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Behavioral Health LPN like you to be a part of our team.



The LPN/PSA provides direct nursing care to patients under the supervision of a RN, to include various professional patient care activities and related non- professional services necessary to meet personal and comfort needs and carry out the medical and nursing plan of care for all adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Also, observe monitors and reports patient symptoms, reactions, and progress.


PSA Responsibilities:

  • 1:1 patient monitoring. Visual contact must be maintained at all times.
  • Monitor visitors that are approved to visit patient.
  • Report to the nurse if patient has any type of devices in the room that may cause harm.
  • Check patient frequently while patient is sleeping. This includes pulling covers away from patient’s face and hands to observe the patient.
  • Convey an attitude of compassion, empathy and understanding to the patient.
  • Notify the nurse if patient communicates thoughts of suicide.
  • Notify the nurse if patient displays any strange or unusual behavior.
  • Give a thorough report to the nurse when being relieved for a break, lunch, or end of shift.
  • Call out for help if an emergency situation should arise.
  • Accompany patient for diagnostic testing or treatment.
  • Remain with the patient until relief has arrived.
  • Assist patient with oral and bodily hygiene at least once during the shift.
  • Help with repositioning and turn as necessary to prevent skin breakdown.
  • Change linen once a day and more frequently as needed. Straighten linen as necessary.
  • Communicate any issues with the nurse caring for the patient throughout the shift.
  • Handoff report to relief staff.
  • Assist the patient during meals.
  • Document care given to patient in Meditech.

LPN Responsibilities To Include But Not Limited To:

  • Assists the nurse by performing various patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary to meet personal and comfort needs and carry out the medical and nursing plan of care for all adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
  • Demonstrates clinical knowledge of psychiatric nursing and maintains the highest quality of comprehensive patient care.
  • Displays effective communication skills as evidenced by ability to initiate and maintain therapeutic relationships with patients and staff.
  • Is able to set limits in a caring manner.
  • Utilizes knowledge of growth and development, psychopathology and psychosocial systems as evidenced by accurate patient assessment, and recognizing and responding appropriately to symptoms of behaviors.
  • Has an accurate process for effective intervention and resolution of problems as they occur. Communicate the process to the nurse in charge in an adequate manner.
  • Displays understanding of family dynamics by responding appropriately to family members, if allowed to visit.
  • Demonstrates good clinical judgement through ability to make independent decisions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of charting format as evidenced by documentation of patient behavior, pertinent clinical information, and all aspects of treatment. Utilizes the nursing process, which includes assessments, diagnosis, planning interventions, and evaluation under the direct supervision of the RN.
  • Administers treatments and medications correctly, checking MAR, using physician orders for clarification when indicated.
  • Responds appropriately in behavioral and medical emergencies.
  • Responsible for maintaining and upgrading nursing knowledge by engaging in activities that enhances current knowledge base.
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the following age groups: adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
  • Meets all physical needs of the patient in a timely manner regardless of patient assignment.
  • Able to identify potential or actual victims of abuse and understands proper reporting mechanism.
  • Communicates patient’s report of pain to the nursing staff.
  • Assignments are carried out accurately and efficiently and clarified when necessary.
  • Assists in implementing the medical and nursing plan of care by:                                               
    • Taking vital signs accurately and documenting appropriately.
    • Providing comfort and hygiene measures in a timely manner.
    • Providing nutritional requirements in a timely manner and accurately recording intake and output.
    • Keeping the patient’s immediate environment clean and safe.
    • Keeping the staff nurse informed of patients’ conditions, response to care, and any concerns voiced.
  • Performs assigned treatments:
    • Enemas and douches
    • Ice collar and aqua module
    • Ostomy care
    • Urinary catheter care and removal
    • Capillary blood sugars
    • Non-sterile dressing changes
  • Demonstrates clinical knowledge and documentation when caring for suicidal/PEC’d/CEC’d patients.
  • Meets the rehabilitative needs of patients as instructed by the nurse by:
    • Assisting in moving in and out of bed.
    • Assisting in positioning and repositioning while in bed to prevent skin injuries.
    • Exercising extremities.
    • Adheres to principles of safe body mechanics.

Assume responsibility and accountability for the economical and safe utilization of supplies and ensures that discontinued equipment is removed, cleaned properly, and returned to central supply properly.


What Qualifications You Will Need:

  • Currently licensed to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Louisiana
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers to be completed within 30 days of hire
  • ACLS to be completed within 30 days of hire
  • Successful completion of CPI Training within 3 months of hire
  • Successful completion of basic medication test
  • PSA Skills Checklist must be completed during clinical orientation


Rapides Regional Medical Center is an award-winning 350+ bed hospital and ER in Alexandria, Louisiana that offers a wide array of services ranging from Cancer Care to Wound Care, and our medical staff includes doctors in more than 30 medical specialties.

At Rapides Regional we believe that well-defined values are the key to nurturing staff and patient satisfaction. By joining our team you contribute to the positive culture of the hospital, which directly impacts the well-being of your patients, their families, your colleagues, and your own personal job satisfaction. We invite you to learn firsthand what our unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction, service excellence and professional expertise can do for your career.

HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

We are a family 270,000 strong! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications immediately for our LPN opening.  Highly qualified candidates will be promptly contacted for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!


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