Registered Nurse (RN)-Recovery Center
LaPorte Recovery Center
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PORTER-STARKE SERVICES is looking for a FULL-TIME RN to join our team.

Porter-Starke Services is seeking a Registered Nurse to recommend and oversee implementation of all medical policies and procedures for the Chemical Dependency Services at the Opiate Treatment Program, ensuring the safety and well-being of the clients who utilize the programs. This position is full-time (36 hours per week) at our Recovery Center in LaPorte, Indiana. Center hours are weekdays, 5:00am-1:30pm, weekends, 5:00am-10:00am, holidays, 5:00am-10:00am. 

Porter-Starke Services, Inc. is a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) based in Valparaiso and serves northwest Indiana with additional offices in Portage, Knox, and LaPorte.  Porter-Starke also operates Marram Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with two offices in Gary and Hebron. 

COVID-19 considerations: Per Federal CMS COVID-19 vaccine requirements, all Porter-Starke Services employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or request and be approved for a valid religious or medical exemption before they can begin employment. 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

  • 401K w/ 20% company matching
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Competitive wages
  • Generous PTO
  • Employee discounts (cell phone service & YMCA)
  • Employee referral program
  • HSA/FSA accounts
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Tuition assistance and loan repayments
  • Casual Fridays 
  • Company paid life insurance policy
  • Company paid long term disability
  • Optional insurances (short term disability)
  • Employee recognition events
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free health screenings

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interacts with health care professionals and provides necessary care.
  • Reviews client’s medication supplies and setup.
  • Reviews and documents client response to medication and health status.
  • Assesses physical health of clients and confers with physicians to coordinate care as needed.
  • Conducts client education programs according to needs identified, including health and wellness education.
  • Participates in staff meeting sand other meeting as requested or assigned.
  • Completes electronic medical record documentation as required.
  • Dispenses Methadone and other medications.
  • Orientate newly-admitted clients regarding medical aspects of the treatment to be undertaken, also interpret these to client’s family at his/her request. Accepts request from counseling staff for client’s appointments with physicians and works with counselor in screening appropriateness of request.
  • Daily assessment of client’s reaction to Methadone are recorded and reported to the counselor. Participates in treatment team meetings, providing information that will be useful to counselors in client management.
  • Maintains accurate well organized client’s folders, Methadone accountability records, documents any discrepancies immediately and reports them to the Nursing Supervisor.
  • Makes daily no show list.
  • Participates in Urine surveillance responsibilities as requested, and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Trains and continuously evaluates staff on medication policies and procedures.
  • Interacts with health care professionals ensuring safety and wellbeing of clients.
  • Coordinates medication reviews and staffing with agency physicians.
  • Develops techniques and supervises clients to assure medication compliance when judged necessary by the treatment team.
  • Conducts record searches as requested by the treatment team or physician to obtain a history of medications and responses.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 COMPETENCIES:

The employee must demonstrate knowledge of the following:

  • Methadone maintenance and treatment.
  • All medical policies and procedures specifically related to the various services provided in the opiate treatment program.
  • Safety regulations for the services.
  • Crisis and emergency protocols.
  • Pharmacology, medication administration techniques, and medication effects.
  • Basic first aid, infection control principles and public health requirements.

The employee must demonstrate skills in the following:

  • Signs and symptoms of psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.
  • Interpersonal communication, problem-solving and organization.
  • Handling crisis and medical emergencies.
  • Interfacing and networking with outside contacts.
  • Presenting information and responding to questions from individuals and groups of clients, customers, co-workers and the general public.
  • Typing and basic computer usage.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing is required.
  • Associates degree or certificate in nursing with a bachelor’s degree is acceptable.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in psychiatric and or substance abuse nursing is preferred.
  • Current Indiana license as a License Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) is required.
  • A valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance is required.

 

Learn more about Porter-Starke Services, Inc. by visiting our website- https://www.porterstarke.org/  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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