LPN, Mobile Unit

Since 1968, Integrity House has provided comprehensive and successful addiction treatment services for individuals with substance use disorders. In addition to being CARF accredited, Integrity House is recognized statewide as a treatment leader. Integrity House offers a full continuum of care including detox, inpatient, residential, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and partial care SUD treatment services. In addition to SUD treatment, Integrity House operates supportive housing programs and a CCBHC (Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic). Integrity House offers MAT (medication assisted treatment) throughout all levels of care.

We are looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to provide Nursing care on our Road to Recovery mobile van which will station itself at Essex County hotspots Monday through Friday. The incumbent will conduct routine health assessments for individuals who engage in services including monitoring of vital signs and a medical screening. The individual will provide general information on health risks associated with Substance Use Disorders and benefits of MAT to all individuals enrolled in the program. The LPN will work closely with LCADC to determine if there are individuals who are appropriate candidates for MAT and will provide NARCAN training. The LPN will also connect individuals in need of primary care services to a community healthcare provider.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

● Critical thinking and shared decision-making ensuring protection of patient’s self-determination.
● Provide advocacy as needed to ensure patient knows and understands his rights.
● Strong nursing skills and holistic health knowledge as addiction is rarely the only treatment necessary.
● Provide compassionate support through all process phases.
● Help patient become independent by meeting care goals and measuring those goals against patient healthcare outcomes, adjusting as necessary.
● Quality care assurance, following state and nursing guidelines and standards.
● Work on a multidisciplinary team to discuss, assess and resolve patient problems, yet able to work independently.
● Charting patient care in patient chart and department charts.
● Ensure patient confidentiality.
● Maintain up-to-date nursing education, including knowledge of Internet resources for those with substance use disorder.
● Compliance with Department of Health, CARF and DEA Standards.
● Patient care assessment: Monitor clients’ physical and psychological withdrawal from substances.

Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Job qualifications include:

Required Education and Experience:
● Nursing degree from accredited program
● Undergraduate degree in nursing or related field preferred

Required Licensing or Certifications:
● Maintain active nursing license

Specialized Skills, Abilities and Knowledge:
● 2 years’ prior addiction experience
● CPR Certification
● Knowledgeable in NARCAN administration

Working Environment
This position operates in a mobile van and office and clinical setting (working inside and outside of the office).

Physical Requirements
The incumbent is required to stand/sit for extended periods of time.

Interested candidates may send a written cover letter expressing interest in the position and a resume to lhall@integrityhouse.org.

Full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal days; medical, dental and vision benefits; short and long-term disability, life insurance; 403(b) retirement and profit sharing plan with a dollar-for-dollar match up to 3% maximum compensation.