Licensed Practical Nurse
at Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/21/2021

Job Description

Apply your experience working with individuals on the road to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction at Behavioral Health Network!

Become a part of our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for our new Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) in Holyoke, MA!

Licensed Practical Nurses use their knowledge of specific biophysical, psychosocial, and spiritual dimensions to perform and document thorough assessments of individuals in recovery from substance use, recognizing the unique needs of dually diagnosed individuals and special populations. Licensed Practical Nurses make medical assessments, as needed. Throughout their care, Licensed Practical Nurses establish and maintain collaborative relationships with the members of the health care team and provide care with kindness and sensitivity, preserving individuals’ autonomy, dignity, and rights.

The Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) at Behavioral Health Network is a Medication Assisted Treatment Program to assist individuals who are opiate addicted and are experiencing the dysfunctional effects of its use to gain and maintain the skills needed to achieve an opiate-free lifestyle and to improve functioning. BHN’s Holyoke OTP uses medication protocols approved by the Medical Director to ensure patients safely detox from these substances. These protocols are evidenced based and are implemented through assessment and re-assessment practices throughout the process.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938.  BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

Job Requirements

Licensed Practical Nurses at Behavioral Health Network have the following qualities:

  • Current Nursing License by the Massachusetts Board of Registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse (required).
  • At least one year of nursing experience (preferred).
  • Ability to apply the nursing process to individuals served and their families.
  • Ability to collaborate with other caregivers.
  • Ability to delegate to peers and other caregivers consistent with their level of expertise.
  • Ability to advocate for individuals served.
  • Ability to understand, empathize and work with an addicted population, including those with co-occurring disorders.
  • Working knowledge of ethics and legal parameters of working with substance abuse individuals.
  • Knowledge of utilization and review standards and implementation.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance standards and CARF standards.

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhnworks.org and click on “Browse All Jobs” to apply!

Job Snapshot

About Us

Your Career Starts Here!

Behavioral Health Network, Inc. (BHN) is a growing non-profit community behavioral health service agency that has been providing services to children, adult, families, and communities in Western Mass since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral healthcare. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in multiple settings within our communities.

Join the BHN team and enjoy excellent benefits!

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 529 Education IRA Savings Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Voluntary Vision Plan
  • Voluntary Insurance Plans
  • Auto/Home Insurance Discounts
  • Legal Benefit
  • Tuition Assistance Programs
  • Time off benefits

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