The following job positions are the career opportunities we currently have available for our Life of Purpose Addiction Treatment locations in the Pennsylvania area. For more information please connect with our staff at 1-888-PURPOSE.
This list will be updated as positions come available and are filled.
Position: Licensed Practical Nurse
Location: Fort Washington, PA
Work Hours: Vary-all shifts
Work Days: Monday-Friday, some weekends
Job Type: Full-Time/Part Time
Company: Life of Purpose
Under close supervision of the Nursing Coordinator, to assist medical team with patient assessment, detoxification, management and supervision. Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment; provide medication administration, intake assessment, vital signs, monitoring, health assessments, direct patient care, patient education.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions.
- Medication administration and management.
- Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
- Record patients’ medical information and vital signs.
- Order, interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s condition.
- Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients’ responses and conditions.
- Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel.
- Supervise a particular unit.
- Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
- Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
- Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.
- Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatment.
Qualifications and Education
- LPN – Certificate of Completion
- A minimum of one (1) year experience in the medical/nursing field is preferred.
- Behavioral Health experience preferred.
- Addictions Nursing preferred.
Specialized Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Basic knowledge of a 12 step program.
- Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Be able to get along well with others and work well within a team.
- Able to use a computer, a fax machine and other standard office equipment.
The job requires the candidate to be flexible and available on nights, weekends and holidays. Candidates must be able to work in difficult situations with clients that are substance abuse dependent and may or may not be diagnosed with a mental health diagnosis.