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Who We Are
ColumbiaCare Services is a non-profit, mental health treatment agency offering a full spectrum of behavioral health care. We are more than a company. We are a diverse team of people who are in the business of changing people's lives. We specialize in providing outpatient services, residential treatment programs, mental health housing, and affiliated services for individuals living with mental illness. In addition, we provide a full continuum of programming and resources for Veterans residing in Oregon and Washington.
About the Program
Our Vision for the Health Services Unit is for all residents living in ColumbiaCare facilities to receive the highest standard of health care that encompasses both their mental health and physical health needs and treats the whole person using a health-oriented model that focuses on the resident’s holistic healthcare needs.
We are looking for a qualified Licensed Practical Nurse to work as a member of a collaborative, dynamic team in our Health Services Unit based at our Portland Service Center in Portland, OR. This position provides, under general supervision, professional practical nursing care to mental health clients for behavioral health and recovery services. Will work with clinical and case management staff to coordinate care; and to perform related work within the scope of the licensed practical nurse. Administrative duties will apply. This position will report to the Health Services Director for day-to-day supervision and work assignments, and work collaboratively with multiple Program Administrators.
Additional Qualifications: Applicants must have knowledge of counseling techniques; theory and practice supporting mental health consumers; the ability to interact and relate to residents, staff, managers and others with professionalism and courtesy. Will be expected to exercise clear, consistent, appropriate, and therapeutic boundaries. Pro-actively problem solve and will be able to effectively assess and manage crisis situations. They will demonstrate effective verbal intervention skills in de-escalating clients, identifying risk situations, and managing aggressive behavior.In addition, all direct care staff must be willing and able to successfully complete our Verbal and Physical Intervention (VPI) crisis de-escalation training, which requires performing various physical, hands-on maneuvers and techniques.
Work Schedule: Monday–Friday (Flexible Shifts): Rotating weekend On Call phone support
This is a salary exempt position. ColumbiaCare offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees, which includes: Medical/Dental/Vision coverage, 9 paid Holidays per year (eligible immediately), substantial Sick and Vacation accrual (12 days per year each), 403b Retirement Plan with up to a generous 6% company match immediately vested, Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Benefit of $400 per year and Company Paid Life Insurance Policy for employees. Our organization is qualified for federal student aid public service loan forgiveness program. For more information about our employment benefits, please visit our Career Page at www.columbiacare.org/careercenter.
MUST meet State of Oregon and ColumbiaCare credentials by the following criteria:
• Possess a valid LPN license issued by the Oregon State Board of Registered Nursing
• Maintain current First Aid/CPR certification and Food Handler’s Card
• Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; comprehend laws, administrative rules and regulations, and agency policies
• Have working knowledge of medications, including Psychotropic drugs
• Must be capable of devising treatment plans with consistent follow up
• Ability to perform regular maintenance of patient records and treatment plans through Electronic Medical Records keeping system (CareLogic)
Successful applicants MUST also have a valid Oregon driver’s license, maintain a safe driving record, and the ability to pass a DHS criminal background check.
LPN license issued by the Oregon State Board of Registered Nursing
First Aid/CPR certification and Food Handler’s Card