Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Organization/Company Name: 
Albertina Kerr
Position Description: 

Albertina Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. 


We're seeking a night-shift Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to provide nursing care to children and adolescents served in our Crisis Psychiatric Care (subacute) facility, routine healthcare including pain management, vital signs and lab sample collection. You will also assist in completing the admission process by gathering medical information, obtaining and processing medication and admission orders from the psychiatrist and assisting children with all other entry needs. Our LPNs provide basic triage and emergency care including assessment and documentation of injuries. Also, you'll manage children's medications, complete phlebotomy services, and assess each child for injuries by completing and documenting a nursing assessment for each child involved in an Emergency Safety Intervention. 


Our Subacute program offers short-time, safe, and secure residential placement for children and teens who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Services focus on mental health stabilization, psychiatric evaluation, and transitional planning with an average length of stay around three weeks. Common diagnoses include major depression, suicide ideation, and anxiety. You'll support a diverse population, including transgender and nonbinary youth as part of an impactful, multidisciplinary team.


Join our team and get a $2,000 sign-on bonus!


All Kerr employees are required to be fully vaccinated or meet the requirements for a medical or religious exception prior to beginning work.

Position Function: 
Position Type: 
Full Time
$30 /hr. + Generous Benefits

- Paid medical, dental, and vision employee benefits

- Paid basic life & accident insurance and short- & long-term disability

- Paid internal training and career development

- Paid holidays and generous time off

- 401(k) retirement savings plan with up to 4% employer match

- 24-hour Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that provides resources for everything from mental health to pet insurance and financial counselling

- Satisfies employment requirement for student loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLSF)

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

- Previous experience working in mental health preferred, but not required.

- Meet the following physical demands:  meet physical requirements of Oregon Intervention System and ability to respond physically to crisis intervention; stand for long periods of time; twisting, running, and some heavy lifting (minimum of 50 pounds).

- Proficient use of MS Office Suite.

- May involve exposure to pathogens and possible assaults/injury.

Required Education and / or Certifications: 

- Licensed to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Oregon.

- Completion of a Licensed Practical Nursing program.

832 Ne 162nd Ave
Portland, OR 97230
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
Same as the Employer Address