LPN - Narcotic Treatment Program (PRN)

Date: Nov 21, 2023

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: SEMHC  

Req ID:  18929 


Schedule: PRN/Per Diem 

Shift: Days 


Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center, Indiana's first community mental health center, provides comprehensive care for emotional and behavioral problems, including severe mental illness and substance abuse. The Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center offers both inpatient and outpatient services, including several outreach centers as well as clinic- and community-based services.



FLSA Status


Job Role Summary

The Licensed Practical Nurse-PRN is responsible for all patient care assigned, and complies with established standards of practice with the support of the Registered Nurse. This position administers prescribed treatments and/or medications after demonstration of clinical competency and in accordance hospital/center/nursing policy and procedure.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County. Models Eskenazi values
  • In collaboration with an RN, performs the functions of a Licensed Practical Nurse in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating assigned patient care
  • Responsible for all patient care assigned, and standards of practice with the support of the RN
  • Participated with assistance in health care team approach for clients; assists in performing client examinations, treatments and specialized procedures as defined by area specific guidelines
  • Administers prescribed treatments and/or medications after demonstration of clinical competency and in accordance hospital/center/nursing policy and procedure
  • Performs independently advanced skills within area guidelines and after education and demonstration of clinical competency
  • Maintains medication accountability records, stock records and client-physician schedule
  • Performs intake process of medical history gathering, lab work scheduling, withdrawal symptoms documentation and client orientation to clinical procedures
  • Participates in team meetings including input of information that can be helpful to the counselors in client-care and clinical management
  • Effective communication skills required; considerable standing/walking/lifting/stooping may be required
  • Alters activities/behaviors to reflect/ensure adequate care appropriate to age of patient served as identified in area-specific procedures or job specific competencies
  • Evaluates clients to determine whether a different level of medical care is needed

Job Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited training program for Licensed Practical Nurses, or the equivalent, incorporating pharmacology of proof of completion of pharmacology course
  • A minimum of six months of clinical nursing with patients of all age groups to successfully meet the criteria for advancement to LPN II
  • Licenses/Certification required: Current Indiana License as Licensed Practical Nurse or eligibility for license; current CPR certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Skills in delivery of patient care, use of equipment and instruments appropriate to assigned unit
  • Good interpersonal communication skills with an accurate reading/recording of information
  • Knowledge acquired in an accredited LPN training program
  • Ability to follow oral/written instructions and communicate/work effectively with a wide variety of people/patients
  • Function in stressful or crisis situations
  • Accurately reads/records data
  • Flexibility to changing work priorities; assists, assesses and responds to patient needs
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess date/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs
  • Ability to use age appropriate communications skills
  • All individuals working for the Opioid Treatment Program must have experience and training to safely manage therapeutic services to patients and to provide therapeutic services to patients receiving Opioid treatment medication
  • Must meet the following basic competencies if applicable: CPI, CPR, Annual Education, Age Related, Mental Status Exam, Medications, DSM IV, Addictions, Legal



Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center's primary mission is to serve individuals with serious mental illness and chronic addiction as well as seriously emotionally disturbed children and their families. Patients of all ages are welcomed, from children to seniors, with a philosophy of care that stresses strength-based and family- and community-centered treatment utilizing the Recovery Model of treatment.




Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis