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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)-OTP/MAT

Company: Behavorial Health Network, Inc
Location: Springfield
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Help provide individualized care to those in recovery from substance use in the Western Massachusetts community!Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Opioid Treatment Program at Behavioral Health Network! Your experience, knowledge and great skills will support the Opioid Treatment program with the following:

  • Providing care with kindness and sensitivity that preserves and protects the autonomy, dignity, and rights of the individuals they serve.
  • Using knowledge of biophysical, psychosocial, and spiritual dimensions during the assessment process.
  • Diagnosing an individual's condition and develop a personal care plan for intervention.
  • Collaborating with the individuals and their families.
  • Educating them and recognizing the unique needs of the dually diagnosed and other special populations to obtain positive therapeutic outcomes.
  • Evaluating the individuals' responses to the care plan and track their progress towards ideal outcomes. Who are we?BHN/OTP is a Medication Assisted Treatment Program to assist individuals who are addicted to opiates and are experiencing their dysfunctional effects to gain and maintain the skills needed to achieve an opiate-free lifestyle. The OTP program uses evidence-based medication protocols approved by the Medical Director to ensure patients safely detox from these substances. These protocols are implemented through assessment and re-assessment practices throughout the process.Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities. Reasons to work with BHN:
    • Work with an agency who does amazing things for others
    • You will be able to change a person's life
    • You will expand your experience in various areas of mental & behavioral health
    • You will have the opportunity to grow within the agency
    • You will not be bored with our fast-paced environment
    • You will have excellent benefits package & time off benefits available Licensed Practical Nurses at Behavioral Health Network have the following qualities:
      • Bachelor's or Associate's Degree (preferred), or Diploma/Degree in Nursing.
      • Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Massachusetts Board of Registration (required).
      • Minimum of one year nursing experience (preferred).
      • Knowledge of quality assurance standards and CARF standards.
      • Working knowledge of ethics and legal parameters of working with substance abuse clients.
      • Demonstrates leadership skills and abilities.
      • Proficiency in applying the nursing process to individuals and families.
      • Ability to collaborate with other care givers.
      • Ability to delegate to peers and other care givers consistent with their level of expertise.
      • Ability to understand, empathize and work with an addicted population, including those with co-occurring disorders.
      • Ability to advocate for clients.
      • Nights and Weekends maybe required depending on the needs of the program, How do I apply to be a Licensed Practical Nurse?If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhnworks.org and click on "Browse All Jobs" to apply! BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. **NOTICE**In accordance with the BHN's Mandatory Influenza Vaccine policy - all staff, interns, temps, residents, and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated during flu season (defined as October 1st - through end of flu season as announced by the CDC) no later than day one of employment. Medical or religious exemptions will be offered and must be approved prior to starting work. Additionally, BHN is a Tobacco Free workplace. All Staff, interns, temps, residents, and contractors agree not to smell of or use Tobacco or ENDS products while on paid work time or within sight of any BHN facility.

Keywords: Behavorial Health Network, Inc, Springfield , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)-OTP/MAT, Healthcare , Springfield, Massachusetts

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