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20-103 Licensed Practical Nurse

The CARE Center, Inc. | Washington, PA | Part Time

Job Description

THE CARE CENTER, INC.

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Become a leader…Become an innovator…Make a difference in your community and join the premier nonprofit human services company in the region.  Come join our team and build a career with SPHS!

 

POSITION:                               Licensed Practical Nurse (Part-time with ACA-Benefits)

                                                  Center of Excellence

                                                  Washington, PA  

 

 PAY GRADE:                         12

 

      WAGE:                             $16.55/hr. (with opportunities for advancement with the agency)

 

      ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                          

  • Conducts assessment and diagnostic services of assigned clients to develop a comprehensive Service Plan for substance abuse treatment and services.
  • Completes client assessments, monitors coordination of care and the progress of client.
  • Assists in the coordination of client flow, identification, referral contacts and follow-up.
  • Completes documentation in accordance with regulatory standards, program policy and/or state project requirements.
  • Available for On-call and after hour services.
  • Collaborates with established community programs and agencies as client advocate with the social services network; to include the court system.
  • Offers guidance on the recovery experience to include stage appropriate recovery education.
  • Assists clients in meeting their recovery goals by utilizing the phases of recovery:  engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization and sustained recovery maintenance.
  • Educates consumers, family members and professional staff about the recovery process; the damaging role that stigma can play in understanding recovery and offer support related to obstacles that are often encountered during the early stages of recovery.
  • Will provide individualized person centered services/support to assigned clients.
  • Provides vision driven hope and encouragement regarding opportunities for varying levels of involvement in community based activities (i.e. work, school, relationships, and physician activities).
  • Assess individuals for medical needs.
  • Assists clients to become established with primary care.
  • Educate individuals on Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Provide support with MAT.
  • Adheres to all policies, laws, regulations and codes of ethics and confidentiality as outlined by federal and state laws, as well as agency policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:                    

  • Graduate of an approved Practical Nurse Program;
  • Current and valid LPN licensure to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
  • ANA certification in Psychiatric or Community Health nursing or eligibility for same.
  • Self identifies personal experience with addiction recovery or co-occurring services.
  • Must not be excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal health care program.
  • Must successfully obtain Criminal History Clearance from Pennsylvania State Police and Child Abuse Clearances from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and FBI Fingerprint Clearances.  
  •   Ability to transport oneself and/or clients in an insured vehicle, as program or client needs dictate.
  • Ability to observe client's behavior and keep accurate and detailed charts and records.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle clients with acute or chronic mental health condition.
  • Ability to work independently following established policies and procedures, including emergency situations.
  • Ability to communicate with effectiveness, and provide constructive feedback and direction to staff.

 

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD VISIT OUR WEBSITE http://www.sphs.org/employment.html FOR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OR STOP INTO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT 300 CHAMBER PLAZA, CHARLEROI, PA.    POSTING#20-103.

 

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