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LPN Licensed Practical Nurse

We are currently seeking a full-time LPN Licensed Practical Nurse for our Yarmouth, MA facility. Hours are variable: weekdays and alternating weekend days. Weekdays are 5:45 AM -1:45 PM. Weekend days are 5:45 AM - 10:15 AM.
Habit OPCO - Yarmouth Comprehensive Treatment Center, a member of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, is a part of the leader in medication assisted treatment for individuals struggling with an opioid addiction. With full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications, we are prepared to treat the entire problem, not just a piece of it.
Position Characteristics
The Dispensing Nurse (LPN) provides basic medical care to patients in an outpatient addiction recovery environment; maintains standards of professional nursing practice in accordance with clinic policy and procedures; provides for the safe and efficient dispensing of doses of medication to patients consistent with the organization's procedure and as ordered by the Medical Director or Physician; responsible for thorough, accurate reporting and documentation of the patient's symptoms, responses and progress.
Responsibilities of 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.


Qualifications of 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 license in the state of MA.


Company Benefits
We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Company paid group term life insurance.


 

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