Licensed Practical Nurse

Location: St. Paul, MN. Wyoming, MN & Oakdale, MN

Northstar Behavioral Health is a place where patients and employees grow and thrive. We truly believe in our mission, vision and values. We are looking for individuals that possess the ability to support clients to become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive. If you are passionate about recovery and about making a difference in the lives of others, we want to hear from you. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager, the LPN applies basic nursing skills to the care of persons with chemical dependency addiction to opioids.

Essential Functions And Responsibilities Of The LPN Position

  • Demonstrates respect for resident’s rights by: Maintaining strict confidentiality of patient information, responding to their right to know, and acting as a patient advocate.

  • Demonstrates effective assessment skills that identify common physiological and psychological needs, perception and expectations of patient in regards to immediate addiction/treatment care.

  • Is alert to problems and identifies needs or changes in patient condition and initiates prompt reporting of such to the Nurse Manager or Director of Nursing.

  • Documents data and scans information into our electronic portal for accurate record keeping.
    Participates and complies in meeting both internal & external regulatory standards.

  • Maintain resident medication records in accordance with Northstar policy requirements, specifically control of drugs on Northstar premises.

  • Assess critical care needs of residents and provide recommendations for referral to our staff.
    Receiving/documenting resident’s calls regarding medication needs or concerns.

  • Coordinating pharmacy faxes for medication management.

  • Patient education regarding medications, symptoms, side-effects and labs

  • Help complete authorization requests.

  • Complies with regulatory requirements, patient safety requirements, infection control practices, and other established practice standards, policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Must have two years of freedom from chemical use problems and 18 years of age

  • Must meet Rule 31 staff qualification requirements as outlined in MINNESOTA RULES 9530.6450

  • Must pass a State of Minnesota Background Check

  • Must possess a current Minnesota Driver’s License with acceptable driving record

  • CPR Certification or attain within 30 days

  • Current LPN state license

  • One-year minimum experience in a residential addiction or mental health acute care setting

Please include position and location in the subject line of your application email.