Residential LPN (CenterPointe)

HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.

At the Helen Ross McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: LPN II

SUMMARY

The Level II Residential LPN is responsible for the assessment and management of withdrawal signs/symptoms of clients presenting to the unit.  These include initial medical assessments of clients during intake, and providing appropriate nursing care form Medical Detox, Medically Monitored Detox and Residential Services.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education/Knowledge: Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse Program and possess a current nursing license.  Possess a working knowledge of basic nursing techniques.  Demonstrates ethical and appropriate behavior for a clinical environment to include, but not limited to, dignity, patient's rights and privacy, and the maintenance of confidentiality of patient information.  The ability to retrieve, communicate and present data and information both verbally and in writing required.  LPN with current Tennessee license and experience in psychiatric nursing preferred. LPN certification as Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse preferred. Should have sound knowledge of psychiatric medications, diagnoses, treatment modalities and interventions. Ability to use computer. Must be CPR certified or willing to become certified.  Will also need to compete the required Handle with Care Training.  Assist and evaluates the need for emergency transfer to hospital in cases of serious injury, illness.  General learning ability: the ability to understand instructions and underlying principles.  Knowledge of substance abuse, chemical dependency, co-occurring disorders and recovery .Ability to reason and make judgments regarding client's care.  Must be flexible with work scheduling.  Participates in On-Call rotation as scheduled.  Class room training in Pharmacology, medical terminology, charting and nursing process

Experience: Prefer one year experience in substance abuse and treatment techniques.  Experience in psychiatric nursing preferred. Experience in working with special populations including individuals with Substance Use/Abuse and/or Addiction, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Dual Diagnosis Disorders preferred. Computer experience is helpful. Experience working in a crisis setting preferred.

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones. Close eye work.  Lifting up to 50 lbs. The individual must also be able to maneuver throughout halls, clients' rooms and surrounding facility in response to emergencies.  A significant amount of writing is required.  Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones. Close eye work. Valid driver's license with an F endorsement. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. Required to be certified in, and effectively implement, verbal and physical de-escalation techniques that include a wide range of bodily movements; including but not limited to, grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.

COMPENSATION:

Full time annual salary starts at approximately $17.15 per hour depending on relevant experience and education.

The Helen Ross McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

HRMC is an EOE. HRMC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.