Licensed Practical Nurse

Organization/Company Name: 
ColumbiaCare Services
Position Description: 

***SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE UP TO $2,000***

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 Programs

Salmon Run RTH is a Residential Treatment Home that serves 5 individuals who have a primary diagnosis of serious and persistent mental illness, and are under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB).

New Roads RTH is a Residential Treatment Home that serves 5 Young Adults in Transition who have a primary diagnosis of serious and persistent mental illness.

Columbia River Ranch RTF is a mental health Residential Treatment Facility that serves 11 treatment beds and 1 short term crisis resolution bed. This program operated by ColumbiaCare with clinical services provided by Community Counseling Solutions.

Position Details

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 facility Administrator for day-to-day supervision and work assignments, and work collaboratively with the Health Services Director. Travel between programs will be required.

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, you will receive crisis de-escalation training, which requires performing various physical, hands-on maneuvers and techniques.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; 20 hours per week (Flexible Shifts)

Position Function: 
Clinical
Position Type: 
Part Time
Salary: 
Starting at $20.20-28.85 per hour/DOE.
Benefits: 

ColumbiaCare offers a comprehensive benefits package for part-time employees (30 hours per week), Medical/Dental/Vision coverage, 9 paid Holidays per year (eligible immediately), substantial Sick Accruals (12 days per year each) and Wellness Benefit of $400 per year. 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.

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

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.

Required Education and / or Certifications: 

LPN license issued by the Oregon State Board of Registered Nursing

First Aid/CPR certification and Food Handler’s Card

Address: 
3587 Heathrow Way
Medord, OR 97504
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
To Be Determined