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Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services, Inc. 21-259 Licensed Practical Nurse in Uniontown, Pennsylvania

SOUTHWEST BEHAVIORAL CARE, INC. JOB VACANCY NOTICE POSITION: Licensed Practical Nurse (Full-Time) Center of Excellence PAY GRADE: 12 Uniontown, PA WAGE: 32,682 (With an Excellent Benefits Package!) →Agency paid health & dental plans. →Retirement savings plan with Agency match. →Paid holidays. →Generous paid time off plans. →Opportunity for growth and advancement. →Tuition discounts with participating colleges/universities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Conducts assessment and diagnostic services of assigned clients to develop a comprehensive Service Plan for substance abuse treatment and services. • Completes client assessments, monitors coordination of care and the progress of client. • Assists in the coordination of client flow, identification, referral contacts and follow-up. • Completes documentation in accordance with regulatory standards, program policy and/or state project requirements. • Available for On-call and after hour services. • Collaborates with established community programs and agencies as client advocate with the social services network; to include the court system. • Offers guidance on the recovery experience to include stage appropriate recovery education. • Assists clients in meeting their recovery goals by utilizing the phases of recovery: engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization and sustained recovery maintenance. • Educates consumers, family members and professional staff about the recovery process; the damaging role that stigma can play in understanding recovery and offer support related to obstacles that are often encountered during the early stages of recovery. • Will provide individualized person centered services/support to assigned clients. • Provides vision driven hope and encouragement regarding opportunities for varying levels of involvement in community based activities (i.e. work, school, relationships, and physician activities). • Assess individuals for medical needs. • Assists clients to become established with primary care. • Educate individuals on Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Provide support with MAT. • Adheres to all policies, laws, regulations and codes of ethics and confidentiality as outlined by federal and state laws, as well as agency policies and procedures. QUALIFICATIONS: • Graduate of an approved Practical Nurse Program; • Current and valid LPN licensure to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; • ANA certification in Psychiatric or Community Health nursing or eligibility for same. • Self identifies personal experience with addiction recovery or co-occurring services. • Must not be excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal health care program. • Must successfully obtain Criminal History Clearance from Pennsylvania State Police and Child Abuse Clearances from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and FBI Fingerprint Clearances. • Ability to transport oneself and/or clients in an insured vehicle, as program or client needs dictate. • Ability to observe client's behavior and keep accurate and detailed charts and records. • Demonstrated ability to handle clients with acute or chronic mental health condition. • Ability to work independently following established policies and procedures, including emergency situations. • Ability to communicate with effectiveness, and provide constructive feedback and direction to staff. QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OR STOP INTO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT 300 CHAMBER PLAZA, CHARLEROI, PA. POSTING#21-259. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER