Licensed Practical Nurse LPN/LVN in Pittsburgh, PA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 11/1/2019

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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 are prepared to treat the entire disease, not just a piece of it.

Our Team:

Discovery House-Pittsburgh CTC, located in Pittsburgh, PA, is one of 127 outpatient addiction recovery centers nationwide. Acadia Comprehensive Treatment Centers is the leading provider of medication assisted treatment in the nation, servicing over 62,000 patients per day. Our nursing team provides compassionate, high quality safe and efficient medication dispensing to patients that are seeking recovery from Opioid Use Disorder. 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 provides basic medical care to patients in an outpatient addiction recovery environment. They will maintain standards of professional nursing practice in accordance with clinic policy and procedures, provides for the safe delivery of medication in accordance with the policies and procedures, physicians orders and/or current practice. The Licensed Practical Nurse LPN is responsible for thorough, accurate reporting and documentation of the patients receiving services symptoms, responses and progress.

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 are prepared to treat the entire disease, not just a piece of it.

The Nurse will provide wellness coaching and training to clinical staff, particiapte in monthly meetings and calls.   

We have daily shifts that allow our employees to have stable schedules and enjoy quality time away from the facility. Hours are Part-Time Monday - Friday 5:00 AM - 1:30 PM.

Your Responsibilities as a Licensed Practical Nurse LPN:

  • Provides nursing care and services within the standards and scope of nursing practice, as defined within the state Nurse Practice Act regulations, policies, procedures and protocols as well as clinic and corporate policies and procedures;
  • Nursing care performed is carried out in conformance with established standards and nursing policies, Physician care ordered is carried out and documented appropriately;
  • Patient's status is assessed on an ongoing basis and pertinent information gathered is documented; notifies physician of significant changes in status such as difficulties with detox, medical emergency, or change in medical status regarding response to medications, etc.;
  • Nursing treatment plans are developed specific to assessed needs; initial treatment plan is completed upon admission;
  • Demonstrates knowledge and utilization of universal precautions in providing direct patient;
  • Accurately administers medications per ordered note, documents medication administration, reflects accurate count of controlled substance medication administration on required documents;
  • Responsible for completing admission process efficiently and accurately, responsible for completing discharge process efficiently and accurately, as directed; 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 LPN/LVN license within the state of PA.

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