Advocates

Licensed Practical Nurse-LPN/ RN Per Diem

Job Locations US-MA-Lowell
Minimum Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job ID
2024-10010
Organization
Advocates
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
10
Business Unit
Behavioral Health

Overview

*Starting Rate: $35/hour LPN, $40/hour RN*

 

The Licensed Practical Nurse/ Registered Nurse – LPN/RN participates in the coordination of medical, behavioral health/addiction treatment services and other supports in accordance with the person-centered treatment plan and works collaboratively with the Behavioral Health Community Partner (BHCP) team at their respective agency to manage or co-manage complex behavioral health cases.  As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the LPN support to team members and provider network regarding co-occurring medical issues related to behavioral health/substance abuse treatment and management. 

 

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions from our staff.

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Responsibilities

  • Conduct medication reconciliation functions required in the BHCP Model Contract.
  • Coordinate with Members, family members, physicians, other medical providers, and BHCP team regarding all medical care and changes in status, treatment or medication.
  • Participate in BHCP team meetings to ensure effective communication among all disciplines.
  • Participate in all required orientation and training and assist with training other staff on the Community Partner (CP) Team.
  • Learn all BHCP policies, procedures, protocols and plans and deliver services and consultation in compliance with them.  Assist with training other staff on the CP Team.
  • Develop knowledge about all focus populations and assist CP Team members in doing so.
  • Learn evidence-based practices identified by the BHC, and deliver CP supports and activities in compliance with them and assist with training other CP Team members.
  • Complete all required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate a proactive commitment to maintaining effective communication with staff, Enrollees, Care Team members and other collaterals, and other internal and external stakeholders and customers.  Promote strong working relationships and excellent customer service.
  • Complete required trainings and other professional development activities.
  • Strictly adhere to HIPAA and confidentiality policies at all times, including when responding to inquiries for Enrollee information
  • Attend and actively participate in supervision and staff meetings.
  • Maintain current certifications and licenses

Qualifications

  • Current licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Licensed Practical Nurse and 1 year experience in a community healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge base and judgment necessary for independent clinical decision making.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Strong interpersonal and customer relations skills required.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong computer knowledge, including proficiency in contemporary Windows operating systems and Windows office suites with an emphasis on Word and Excel; ability to learn new systems; experience entering and working with data; and comfort and experience using mobile technologies.
  • Knowledge regarding psychiatric rehab and understanding of recovery model.
  • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license.  Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport members.
  • Must have ability to read English and communicate effectively in the primary language of the program to which he/she is assigned.

 

 

 

 

Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and intersectional individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

 

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.

 

Keywords: nursing

 

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