LPN

Gaudenzia, Inc.
 Philadelphia, PA

Overview

Pay Grades for this job varies between grades 9-10 (depending on years of experience and/or credentials)

Picture yourself as an LPN at Gaudenzia!

Gaudenzia is one of the leading organizations, providing substance use and mental illness treatment to thousands of impacted individuals on an annual basis! Here at Gaudenzia, we understand the complexities and that the impact that addiction has on individuals, families and our communities and that is why we need you! We realize the importance of delivering quality services to those impacted by substance use disorders; services that are individualized and specialized to meet the needs of our clients. We are an employer of choice in the field of treatment for substance use disorders, and welcome new ideas and capabilities-that is where you come in! Are you someone looking for a rewarding, life changing and fulfilling career? At Gaudenzia, we are committed to improving the quality of our client’s lives by equipping them with the skills they need to reach and sustain recovery. We value our employees and create an atmosphere where innovation, respect, equality and professional growth and development are valued. As our organization continue to grow, we continue to need talent to help us meet the needs of our clients and our communities. We are seeking talent for a number of positions. Join us and become a valuable contributor to our team!

Gaudenzia’s Mission

Gaudenzia’s mission is to help individuals and families affected by drug and alcohol dependency, mental illness, and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life and become accountable individuals.

Meet Our TeamAs a key contributor to our clinical team, you will work closely with our clients by providing nursing treatment services to our clients at one of our treatment facilities. You will work alongside other nurses and peers, and will report to the Nurse Manager at your respective facility. The nursing team is responsible for delivering recovery based clinical services to individuals, monitor patient vitals and medication intake, maintain and submit accurate and timely clinical information within our Electronic Heath Records system, and will have significant to advance understanding of how the therapeutic behavioral health programs operation and how clients progress through the treatment system and full continuum of care.

Who You AreYou are an LPN who is passionate about helping individuals suffering from substance use disorders and/or mental health illnesses. You are someone who realize that the disease of addiction doesn’t discriminate and can therefore work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. You have the ability to treat those in our programs with respect and dignity by providing quality services. You are trustworthy, empathetic, adaptable, compassionate and a great listener. You are a problem solver and is not afraid to have difficult conversations. You have the ability to positively influence the vulnerable. You have good interpersonal and collaboration skills, with the ability to work successfully with people at all levels.

You want to join an experienced, supportive team who is also passionate about helping individuals suffering from addiction and mental illness, achieve a better quality of life, sobriety, and abstinence from substance use/abuse. You understand that while the industry is demanding, your role is significant to helping our clients reach and sustain sobriety. If this sounds like you, continue reading! If not, please contact a member on our talent team to discuss other potential opportunities that may be of interest.

Responsibilities

What You'll Do At Gaudenzia:

  1. Perform initial nursing assessment for clients within 24 hours of admission in accordance with established program policies and state regulation.
  2. Arrange appropriate appointments with Health Care Providers to secure complete physical examinations, as well as required additional health screenings and supplemental tests.
  3. Administer medications, as well supervise the self-administered medications, where appropriate and allowed by regulation.
  4. Maintain adequate inventory of medical supplies and accurate records of same in compliance with governing regulations and agency policy.
  5. Counsel clients on nutrition, health care, self-care, symptom management etc.
  6. Ensure that clients have appropriate medical coverage to guarantee safety, adequate care, and provider compliance for payment.
  7. Ensure proper storage of supplies as required by regulation.
  8. Assist in the facilitation of special events, including, but not limited to: staff training, staff retreat, workshops and facility events.
  9. Develop and implement health seminars, including, but not limited to: HIV/AIDS, nutrition, medication education, infectious diseases, mental health, etc.
  10. Participate in treatment/multidisciplinary team meetings, as directed.
  11. Implement and assure adherence to infection control policies and practices.
  12. Provide education for clients regarding health, nutrition, safety, and medication compliance.
  13. Maintain LPN license with good standing.
  14. Other related duties as assigned by Nurse Manager or designee.

What Gaudenzia Offers You:

  • An organization who’s committed to diversity, equity and inclusion as such efforts remain at the core of Gaudenzia’s values. We believe to be engaged, you must feel included and valued. Our diversity and inclusion committees meet frequently to ensure differences are valued and all employee’s voices are heard.
  • Opportunity to work with professionals who effect lives daily, impactful projects and initiatives
  • A rewarding career that helps save lives on a daily basis
  • Competitive salary offering
  • Strong support network
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement within the clinical arena with a clearly defined career path
  • Casual and innovative work environment with a career path for upward mobility
  • Access to 100’s of trainings in a virtual environment by way of Relias learning
  • Generous benefits package with some “free” and low-cost benefits for benefit eligible employees:

Benefits & Perks:

Medical, Dental (Free), Short-Term Disability Insurance (Free), Life Insurance (Free), Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (Free), Vision Insurance, Various Supplemental Benefits (Aflac, Legal, Identity Theft & FSA), Generous Paid Time Off Accruals at 80 hours minimally during your 1st year of employment, Generous Vacation Accruals at 80 hours minimally during your 1st year of employment, Paid Holidays per calendar Year “10 annually”, Paid Bereavement Leave, Education Assistance Benefit (Tuition Reimbursement) in the amount of $5,450 annually, Full reimbursement for the cost of professional license/certification renewals, 403(b) Retirement Plan with 5% Employer Match and Employee Assistance Program (24 hours/day, 7 days/week).

Qualifications

Education/Training: Graduate of an accredited school of Practical Nursing. Must have good standing license (LPN) valid in in the state in which clinical will practice. Must also possess current CPR Certification.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years hands on nursing experience.

We treat our employees well and offer tremendous growth opportunities. Challenging work pushes our people to be creative in a casual environment that is caring, fun, and collaborative. We believe that when you have smart, happy people working together you can produce something special.

Gaudenzia is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Gaudenzia is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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