Recovery Centers of America (RCA) was created in pursuit of one goal: Help 1 million patients achieve a full life of recovery by providing evidence-based alcohol and drug addiction treatment, as well as eating disorder treatment. We believe patients who are treated well get well sooner, which is why we treat every patient with dignity, discretion, and respect.
We’re on a mission to deliver the highest-quality, most affordable, and most accessible addiction treatment available. More importantly, we’re on a mission to save lives. We provide our patients with a complete continuum of care including medically-monitored detoxification, residential inpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), partial hospitalization (PHP) and general outpatient (GOP) – offered both in-person and via telehealth – as well as a variety of free community support meetings at our neighborhood-based centers for addiction treatment.
LPN-Position Overview: The LPN plans, directs and coordinates medically-approved programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, substance abuse facilities, or other institutions. May assess a patient condition and recommend a recreational activity. May assist the Registered Nurse with the nursing process with individual patients and/or groups of patients to meet their physiological, psychological, safety, and general health needs.Specific Responsibilities:* Assess the physiological and behavioral health status of the patient.* Completes initial assessment and develops the plan of care.* Recognizes reports and acts upon reports of deviation in diagnostic studies.* Accurately assesses and documents vital signs and signs of pain and ensures treatment of pain* Communicates and documents client's psychosocial status.* Collaborates with treatment team to include ancillary departments in order to determine appropriate treatment/discharge plan.* Assists the client in understanding the nature of the disease of addiction and the need for treatment.* Assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and patients.* Completes necessary documentation as required by organization Policies and Procedures.* Maintains patient confidentiality.* Maintains accurate records and documentation of patient treatments, immunizations, and laboratory results according to standard medical recordkeeping.* Follows established policies and procedures for verification of narcotic counts* Administers medications according to organization policy.* Verifies the MAR for correct medication and administration times.* Monitors behavioral changes which may be related to medication administration.* Provides courteous, high quality service to patients and members of the public by responding to requests for service or making appropriate referrals in a timely manner.Education and Experience:* State Registered Practical Nursing license required.* One year of experience in a behavioral hospital is desirable, but incumbent may be a recent graduate; phlebotomy skills preferred.* Knowledge of health care, detoxification process, addiction, co-occurring disorders and DSM Criteria.* Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar.* Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.* Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.