UnityPoint Health

LPN/Program Facilitator

Requisition ID
3333 155th Ave
6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity
Top of the World Ranch-JV
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Weekender, 8 hour Fridays 8:00am-5:00pm and 12 hours 8am-8pm on Saturday and Sunday
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides medical care, recovery therapies and programs, and everyday care and addictions treatment. The LPN provides nursing care to clients, administers medications in accordance with organizational and pharmaceutical policies and procedures, and provides support to the Ranch Nurse and Physician as directed. In addition, the LPN performs the role of Program Facilitator. The Program Facilitator supports the Ranch and its clients in recovery in a myriad of practical and therapeutic ways including: Supporting recovery strategies, assisting with client needs, listening empathetically, leading experiential activities and peer groups, facilitating meetings, performing light administrative duties, speaking to prospective clients, and more.




Main Function

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include, but are not limited to the following:

·       Assist in the development of a comprehensive treatment program for clients that enroll with Top of the World Ranch Treatment Center.

·       Assists in establishing and maintaining procedures and policies to ensure proper residential treatment.

·       Follow established procedures and document proper oversight of treatment services.

·       Administers medications and properly documents procedures

·       Provides on call nursing coverage as necessary

·       Schedules, coordinates and documents physician appointments

·       Facilitates communication with Ranch physician regarding medical services

·       Conducts urinalysis collection with clients as deemed necessary.

·       Monitors and documents progress of clients using the implemented communication tools

·       Prepares and submits reports as deemed necessary.

·       Participates in any quality assurance program and seeks to continuously improve the program within fiscal and departmental parameters


Main Function


  • Listen and provide honest, compassionate feedback to clients
  • Act as clients advocate & conflict resolution facilitator
  • Facilitate discussion groups focusing on topics of recovery and coping skills
  • Support and instruct in recovery strategies
  • Promote client independence & self-determination by modeling and demonstrating healthy boundaries
  • Assist in clients’ homework assignments
  • Clearly communicating information with all appropriate staff and auxiliary service providers via phone, memo, e-mail, FYI, etc.
  • Effectively communicate to clients the importance of fully participating to the best of their abilities



·       Answer potential intake calls & provide all necessary information to potential clients

·       Thoroughly fill out applications at the time of the call, to be passed on for counselor approval

·       Answer any questions or concerns of persons seeking help

·       Listen empathetically to all who call in crisis including past clients and family members of potential clients

·       Direct callers to other sources of information when necessary

·       Perform call-backs to gage the interest of potential clients as well as confirm the arrival of new clients

·       Takes accurate messages

·       Takes precautions not to disclose client or staff personal information


Main Function

Documentation & Administration

  • Document all information affecting clients’ treatment using the implemented communication tools
  • Accurately monitor medication use via the Medication Administration Record (MAR)
  • Participate and contribute to regular case consultation with the other members of the clinical team
  • Perform some administrative duties – i.e. Assembling files for future clients, posting memos, taking notes at staff meetings, keeping MAR binder up to date, etc.
  • Filling out incident reports when necessary
  • Documenting check-in/check-out meetings


Intake & Admissions

  • Greet new clients in a warm and compassionate manner
  • Assist clients in unpacking while performing a thorough search of belongings
  • Have clients sign all necessary intake documents located in their files
  • Inventory confiscated items as well as all medications
  • Take payment of fees as previously arranged
  • Conduct a facility tour and give an overview of the daily routines
  • Explain client expectations & responsibilities
  • Answer any questions




  • Fill out the announcement board
  • Support fellow staff members in decision making, keep differing opinions behind closed doors
  • Maintain personal boundaries – i.e. Limiting personal details, Not addressing personal, or professional issues in the presence of clients.
  • Adhere to privacy & confidentiality criteria – i.e. What is seen and heard here, stays here
  • Keep up to date on all new policies, education, & training


Program Knowledge & Understanding

  • Familiar with daily and evening routines
  • Knowledge of website, handbook, and all policies
  • Informed on all likely homework assignments
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what it means to run a holistic program
  • Be able and willing to access resources for support beyond treatment – i.e. 12-step programs, Women for Sobriety, etc.
  • Orientate new clients to all aspects of the program
  • Demonstrate personal competence congruent with responsible care and treatment of persons with addictive disorders
  • Capable of sound organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills
  • Shows responsible and competent leadership skills
  • Work independently, demonstrating initiative, with limited supervision


Activities & Entertainment

  • Motivate clients to positive lifestyle change by encouraging and facilitating healthy daily activities including physical exercise
  • Develop activities which promote healthy communication skills, reinforce seminar topics, and teach the joys of sober life
  • Provide constructive entertainment – i.e. Socially interactive activities – games, sports, etc.
  • Keep up to date of any appropriate community events that may enhance clients’ stay.
  • Provide (with confidence) rationale for any activity upon request


Health & Safety

  • Respond to health concerns of clients, provide first aid and monitoring, consult with Physician regarding treatment and next steps
  • Complete Incident Reports and ensure proper reporting to governing bodies
  • Provide supervision of health & safety for all clients
  • Maintain an active first-aid certification and provide/coordinate such services as required
  • Contribute to a safe & healthy working environment by observing universal precautions and infection control procedures; removing obvious hazards; reporting faulty equipment, accidents, injuries, and near misses
  • Adhering to and enforcing rules regarding safety and workplace wellness policies
  • Carry a valid driver’s license.


Cleaning & Service

  • Coordinate and assign client cleaning duties, providing any necessary equipment/supplies
  • Keep the Ranch in a general state of tidiness, performing any extra clean-up/organizational duties during slower times
  • Check that clients keep their rooms relatively clean and made up on a weekly basis.
  • Cleans vehicles of garbage after each trip.


Training & Education

  • Be willing to participate in any and all available training opportunities
  • Possess or be willing to First Aid
  • Keep up to date on new developments in the areas of addiction & wellness







·       Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses







  • Demonstrated experience working with at risk individuals.
  • Ability to pass an extensive criminal background check.

·       Experience in mental health and addictions an asset







Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


·       Current full practicing licensure (LPN) within the state of Illinois







(see sample KSA’s in JD Writing Guide)

  • Knowledge of practical nursing
  • Knowledge of mental health first aid
  • Knowledge of the addiction and specific attention to characteristics and behaviors of both individual and groups
  • Knowledge of computer software programs, as well as utilization of a case management program.
  • Knowledge of modern drug/alcohol services and programs
  • Ability to work with diverse populations of clients
  • Ability to maintain a harmonious working relationship with various agencies, as well as departmental personnel.
  • Ability to facilitate groups and individual treatment for adults.
  • Ability to work therapeutically with individual clients and their families
  • Ability to separate emotional involvement and make necessary referrals to other agencies and/or providers, as deemed necessary.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to maintain integrity in the profession despite legal and/or outside influences
  • Ability to operate a computer with a moderate level of proficiency
  • Ability to work evening shifts, weekends, and/or hold weekend groups if deemed necessary
  • Skills in communicating clearly
  • Skills in working in a diverse work setting.
  • Ability to pass an extensive criminal background check.



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