WorkSource Oregon Detox Tech, LPN (Night Shift) in KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon
BestCare Treatment Services in Klamath Falls is recruiting for a Detox Technician, LPN! This is a Full Time regular position that includes a competitive benefits package, FOUR WEEKS of paid time off, NINE recognized holidays, and a retirement account option. The ideal candidate must be available to work nights (9 p.m. - 9 a.m.), weekdays, weekends, holidays for a 24/7 residential facility. General Duties: Primary LPN duties include; working as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide medical detoxification and stabilization services for detox and residential clients. Language: English ' written & spoken required; bi-lingual preferred Education / Licensure: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Duties: 1. Work closely with other staff as a member of a treatment team. 2. Taking vital signs, such as blood pressure, temperature and CWAA scores 3. Have the ability to communicate well with both patients and other medical staff. 4. Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements. 5. Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and support patients, family and friends. 6. Giving injections of medications; immunizations as prescribed by supervisor 7. Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patients, family and friends to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions about drug and alcohol addiction. 8. Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following detox and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by the state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and OAR's for detox programs. 9. Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies. 10. Ensures a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. 11. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and procedures, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. 12. Giving medications as prescribed by the medical director 13. And any other duties as assigned by the supervisor. Minimum Requirements: Have the training, knowledge, and/or experience demonstrating competence in the treatment of the disease of addiction, including the management of withdrawal; client evaluation; motivational counseling techniques; and the taking and recording of vital signs. Have the ability to work independently, have the skills to be a team player, as well as get along with co-workers. Possess the ability to network with all resources in order to provide the best customer service. Use good customer service skills with the clients or family members seeking help from BCTS. At the time of employment, must be currently certified in first aid methods including cardiopulmonary resuscitation. For individuals recovering from the disease of alcoholism and/or from other drug addiction, hav Language skill requirement or preference: Able to speak Spanish preferred. Able to read Spanish preferred. Able to write Spanish preferred. Spanish may be needed to speak with clients at the program location.