Location(s)Springfield Greenfield Orange
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***This position is eligible for a $5000 sign-on bonus***
***This position is eligible fore a $3000 referral bonus**
Become a part of our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for our new Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)!
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. LPNs make medical assessments, as needed. Throughout their care, LPNs 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) in Springfield, MA uses medication protocols approved by the Medical Director to ensure patients are safely detoxified from these substances. These protocols are evidence-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.
Licensed Practical Nurses at Behavioral Health Network have the following qualities:
- At least one year of nursing experience (preferred).
- Current nursing license as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Massachusetts Board of Registration (required).
- Commitment to consumer empowerment, growth, human rights, and community integration.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Working knowledge of DPH regulations.
- Familiarity with internet, word processing and email systems.
- Valid driver’s license and a reliable car available for working hours (required).
In accordance with the BHN Mandatory COVID vaccine policy - all staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated no later than day one of employment. Medical or religious exemptions will be offered and must be approved prior to starting work.
The same guidelines noted above apply during flu season (defined as December 1st – through end of flu season as announced by the CDC) for BHN’s Mandatory Influenza Vaccine policy.
Additionally, BHN is a Tobacco Free workplace. All Staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors agree not to smell of or use Tobacco or ENDS products while on paid work time or within sight of any BHN facility.