LPN Licensed Practical Dispensary Nurse

Acadia Healthcare Springfield, MA
Job Description Overview

We are currently seeking a full-time LPN Dispensing Nurse for our Springfield (Habit OPCO) Comprehensive Treatment Center. Hours are 5:30 AM - 1:30 PM, days vary.

Springfield (Habit OPCO) CTC, a member of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, is a part of the leader in medication assisted treatment for individuals struggling with an opioid addiction. With full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications, we are prepared to treat the entire problem, not just a piece of it.

Position Characteristics

The Dispensing Nurse (LPN) provides basic medical care to patients in an outpatient addiction recovery environment; maintains standards of professional nursing practice in accordance with clinic policy and procedures; provides for the safe and efficient dispensing of doses of medication to patients consistent with the organization's procedure and as ordered by the Medical Director or Physician; responsible for thorough, accurate reporting and documentation of the patient's symptoms, responses and progress.

Responsibilities

* Works under the supervision of the Medical Director and the Clinic Director and maintains practical nursing professional standards of care;

* Prepares and administers medication as ordered by the Medical Director or Program Physician accurately and in a timely manner, maintains accurate accounting of all medication received (from supplier) and dispensed (to the patients);

* Charts medication administration in nurse's notes accurately and in a timely manner, documents nursing care provided, maintain appropriate records related to patient's progress and activities accurately and in a timely manner;

* Responsible for the safekeeping of all medication stock and the records required by the DEA, FDA, and ADP;

* Dedicates a minimum of 90 percent of regularly scheduled work hours to activities directly related to the administration of medication; the remaining 10 percent of regularly scheduled work hours will be dedicated to other activities as assigned by the Medical Director or Clinic Director;

* Responsible for urine collection and processing, reading test results as ordered by Program Physicians and the completion of all forms involved in these procedures; and,

* Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

* Graduation from an accredited school of nursing

* Prefer 1 year nursing experience in behavioral health or addiction recovery field

* Training or experience treating patients in an outpatient treatment program

* There must be no history of alcohol or other drug misuse for a period of three years before employment

Licenses/Certifications:

* Current LPN license in the state of MA.

Company Benefits

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Company paid group term life insurance.

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