Licensed Practical Nurse - Salem

Oregon, Salem
GCR - Opioid Treatment Program
GCR - Opioid Treatment Program
44.74 Hourly
34.79  Hourly
Full Time
40 Hours Per Week+
Until Filled

Job Summary:  

Assists with medication dispensary and laboratory services within the Opioid Treatment Program (OTP), Great Circle Recovery.  Ensures proper identification measures along with documentation for safe dosing processes and protocols are followed. Manages client entry and exit into the dispensing windows and exam rooms. Contributes to accomplishment of the Tribe's holistic health and wellness objectives for clients and families.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists clinical professional staff in providing care to clients of the program.
  • Recognizes office medical emergencies and coordinates treatment within the multidisciplinary team; and follows licensed medical professional guidelines.
  • Contacts licensed medical professional for newly admitted clients, to report medical status and request individual medication orders.
  • Monitors client medical status, measures patient vital signs and performs basic routine medical procedures.
  • Follows established protocols and documents all processes and procedures correctly.
  • Identifies issues or concerns regarding client safety and well-being.
  • Provides support and care coordination for client lab results as requested by clinical team.
  • Administers and reviews PPD (Tuberculosis testing for purified protein derivative).
  • Collects urine samples, performs rapid toxicology screening, and collects blood samples.
  • Performs daily dispensing functions and monitors clients for medication side effects.
  • Ensures proper identification measures are followed, along with documentation for all dosing through Methasoft system.
  • Maintains dialogue with other health care professionals (dental, mental health, chemical dependency, etc.) to promote and facilitate comprehensive healthcare services i.e. whole person-centered care throughout the recovery environment.
  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Licenses:

  • Requires a current unencumbered Oregon Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license.
  • Requires two (2) years' experience in Healthcare preferably as a Licensed Practical Nurse to include one (1) year experience in a clinical setting. Experience in a recovery environment preferred.   
  • Practical training in phlebotomy preferred.
  • OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Driving Requirements:

  • This position may require driving.

Qualifications, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Current CPR/BLS required, or ability to obtain certification and must maintain within 30 days of employment and maintain throughout employment.
  • Must have knowledge of Licensed Practical Nursing scope of practice.
  • Requires two (2) years abstinence from alcohol and chemical dependency (if recovering person).
  • Ability to collaborate across multiple systems.
  • Requires working knowledge and proficiency in use of office equipment and computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Must have the ability to resolve conflict while utilizing conflict management philosophies.
  • Must be detail oriented with ability to handle high client volumes.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills and be able to respond courteously and tactfully to complaints and client requests, and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must have the ability to work at times with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to operate and maintain medical equipment within the clinic.
  • Must have knowledge and experience in use of computerized electronic health records and software applications.
  • Working knowledge of sterile technique and special procedures applicable to care delivered.
  • Requires working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene, and basic health and safety precautions applicable to health clinic setting.
  • Adherences to the organization's policies and procedures covering the privacy, access, and patient health information in compliance with Federal and state laws.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and clinic staff.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and record keeping skills.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.
  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers.  Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.
  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.
  • Continually requires the use of vision, specifically close vision, color identification and depth perception.
  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 40 pounds.
  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.
  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.
  • Frequently exposed to bodily fluids and potentially toxic substances.
  • Frequently required to wear personal protective equipment such as gloves and eye protection.
  • Continually required to handle soiled laundry.
  • Occasionally exposed to compressed gases and detergents.
  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during emergencies.
  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required. 

Background Check:

  • Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.