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.
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
· 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
Documentation & Administration
Intake & Admissions
Program Knowledge & Understanding
Activities & Entertainment
Health & Safety
Cleaning & Service
Training & Education
· Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses
· 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)