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Licensed Practical Nurse LPN - PRN , Lowell, Massachusetts

Created 08/01/2020
Reference J3Q03278LKHPDYMPPR3
Category LPN/LVN Nurse
Job type Full-Time
Country United States
State Massachusetts
City Lowell
Zip 01850
Salary Competitive
Job Description
Overview
Our Passion:

We are improving the lives we touch. We need passionate, talented people working together who share our desire to provide the best quality care to our patients and lead the fight against the opioid epidemic. We areprepared to treat the entire disease, not just a piece of it.

Our Team:

Habit OPCO, located in Lowell, MA, is part of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, the leading provider of medication-assisted treatment in the nation. Ournursing team provides compassionate, high quality safe and efficient medication dispensing to patients that are seeking recovery from Opioid Use Disorder. Our mission is to providefull-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications. Our team is the front line of our fight against the opiate epidemic.

Your Job as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is instrumental in our patient's treatment and recovery from opioid use disorder. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide high quality, safe and efficient dispensing of doses of medication to patients under the direction of the Medical Director or Physician. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for thorough, accurate reporting and documentation of the patient's symptoms, responses and progress.

We have daily shifts that allow our employees to have stable schedules and enjoy quality time away from the facility. Shift hours are early mornings from 5:30 AM - 12:30 PM, allowing you to enjoy a great work/life balance. This position is Per Diem working on an as needed basis.

Your Responsibilities as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):
  • Works under the supervision of the Medical Director and the Clinic Director and maintains practical nursing professional standards of care;
  • Prepares and administers medication as ordered by the Medical Director or Program Physician accurately and in a timely manner, maintains accurate accounting of all medication received (from supplier) and dispensed (to the patients);
  • Charts medication administration in nurse's notes accurately and in a timely manner, documents nursing care provided, maintain appropriate records related to patient's progress and activities accurately and in a timely manner;
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all medication stock and the records required by the DEA, FDA, and ADP;
  • Dedicates a minimum of 90 percent of regularly scheduled work hours to activities directly related to the administration of medication; the remaining 10 percent of regularly scheduled work hours will be dedicated to other activities as assigned by the Medical Director or Clinic Director;
  • Responsible for urine collection and processing, reading test results as ordered by Program Physicians and the completion of all forms involved in these procedures; and,
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Your Skills and Qualifications as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
  • Prefer 1 year nursing experience in behavioral health or addiction recovery field
  • Training or experience treating patients in an outpatient treatment program
  • There must be no history of alcohol or other drug misuse for a period of three years before employment
Licenses/Certifications:
  • Current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in the state of MA.
Employer Acadia Healthcare

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