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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 http://www.sphs.org/employment.html FOR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OR STOP INTO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT 300 CHAMBER PLAZA, CHARLEROI, PA. POSTING#21-259. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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