LPN - Narcotic Treatment Program

Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: SEMHC  

Req ID:  20916 

 

Schedule: Full Time 

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.

 

 

About the Narcotics

This role is eligible for the 4-day, 32-hour workweek (paid for 40 hours per week plus benefits) pilot at Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center.  Apply now to join our team and see how we’re leading the way for team member self-care.

The Narcotics Treatment Program is an outpatient clinic that provides services to individuals 18 and over experiencing opiate use disorder. Medication-assisted treatment is used along with individual and group therapy, skills, and peer support. In addition to treatment for an opiate use disorder, a full range of services for other substance use and mental health needs are offered. The program offers both pharmacological and therapeutic interventions with the goal of helping clients in their recovery.

Where You Fit In and What to Expect:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Narcotic Treatment Program plays a crucial role in the delivery of healthcare services within the program. Within this role you will provide nursing care, administering medications, and supporting the overall well-being of individuals participating in narcotic treatment. The LPN works closely with the interdisciplinary team to ensure the effective implementation of treatment plans and adherence to program protocols.

Am I Qualified?

  • Graduation from an accredited training program for Licensed Practical Nurses or equivalent, with a focus on pharmacology, including proof of completion of a pharmacology course.
  • Minimum of six months of clinical nursing experience with patients of all age groups to meet criteria for advancement to LPN II.
  • Required licenses/certifications: Current Indiana License as Licensed Practical Nurse or eligibility, and current CPR certification.
  • Valid driver's license in the state of Indiana

What We Offer

We strive to create a flexible and realistic work-life balance by providing the following:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Opportunities for further growth and development
  • Established shift differential for eligible shift hours
  • A culture of caring not only for patients/family members but also for our staff - ask your recruiter about the unique ways SEMHC supports our team members!

Why join our Team at Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nYioYHZhj4

Learn more about Eskenazi Health! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nYioYHZhj4&t=189s

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Administer medications, including narcotic medications, in accordance with prescribed protocols and regulatory guidelines.
  • Monitor and document the effects of medications, observing for any adverse reactions or side effects.
  • Conduct routine health assessments to evaluate the physical and mental health status of individuals in the program.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to assess and address the unique needs of each patient.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of individualized treatment plans, ensuring alignment with the overall goals of the Narcotic Treatment Program.
  • Collaborate with the treatment team to monitor progress and modify plans as needed.
  • Provide education to patients regarding medication regimens, potential side effects, and other relevant health information.
  • Offer support and guidance to patients in their journey towards recovery.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date patient records, documenting all interactions, medications administered, and observations.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards for documentation.
  • Work collaboratively with physicians, counselors, social workers, and other members of the healthcare team to provide comprehensive care.
  • Participate in team meetings to discuss patient progress and treatment planning.
  • Respond to and manage medical emergencies or crises as they arise.
  • Provide immediate nursing care and collaborate with the team to address emergent situations.
  • Adhere to all relevant laws, regulations, and policies governing narcotic treatment programs.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities to ensure the delivery of high-quality care.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of best standards for age-appropriate care.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Training in the use and side effects of psychotropic medications.

Skills:

  • Advanced critical thinking regarding assessment, crisis intervention, within a strength-based framework.
  • Strong interpersonal skills/ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both verbal and written communication.
  • Practice in mental health and addictions treatment.
  • Experience in providing risk assessments.

Abilities:

  • Ability to gather, interpret, and analyze client data.
  • Ability to receive feedback.

 

 

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