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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Defiance, OH, USA

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About the Role

CLASSIFICATION: Full time, Salary Exempt

** $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS **

** See below for additional benefits **

The nurse provides monitoring of medication, side effects and coordination of medical services as required by the Ohio Department of Mental Health. Position requires daytime and evening (2 nights until 8:30PM per/wk) availability.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate nursing care to clients with mental illness including understanding their clinical needs, symptoms and behaviors as well as the principles of growth and development over the lifespan. Is able to assess data about each consumer’s status and interpret the information needed to identify each individual’s requirements in relation to his/her age-specific needs and provide care that is appropriate.

  2. Administer injections, prepare drug samples, give medications, call meds to pharmacies, and provide other nursing services to clients as necessary.

  3. Provide direct care service to clients and case management services as needed

  4. Coordinate and maintain programs in Medical Department, i.e., lab results, prescriptions as needed, verification of dosage of medication prior to release to consumers.

  5. On a regular basis, conduct medical education sessions on a variety of topics, i.e., overview of mental illness, diet, healthy lifestyle, etc.

  6. Review schedules and ensure that charts and medications are set up for physician as needed.

  7. Serve as liaison between physician and other caregivers in order to process information needed to provide appropriate care for clients.

  8. Ensure client confidentiality according to federal guidelines and obtain written release of information before sharing with outside agencies.

  9. Maintain all requirements for licensure and certification and provide documentation of licensure and renewals to Human Resources Coordinator. Adheres to scope of practice.

  10. Follows agency policy and procedure and maintains compliance with accreditation bodies – CARF and OMHAS. Acts in an ethical manner within best practice methods established by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing.

  11. Operates as a team member of the larger agency nursing team and assists outpatient nursing staff and psychiatric staff.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • LPN required and graduation from an accredited program.

  • Experience in the nursing field required; experience in the mental health field preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Subject to BCI background check, pre-employment drug screen, and reference checks.

You would be eligible for:

  • Competitive Salary/Compensation ($45,000 - $50,000)

  • $5,000 Sign-On Bonus

  • Student Loan Assistance - Public Service Loan Forgiveness

  • Productivity Bonuses

  • Weekly Fuel Stipend

  • Wellness Program - quarterly reimbursement for employee wellness

  • Referral Bonus - payment for your referral of a candidate to join our team

  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance

  • 11 paid holidays annually

  • 3 Paid Personal Days annually

  • Vacation time (2-4 weeks annually)

  • Sick days

  • SIMPLE IRA Plan with up to 3% matching contributions

Staff Development and Training

  • 4 days paid annually to obtain CEU’s

  • Scheduled clinical supervision to assist in obtaining LISW or LPCC

  • Access to My Learning Pointe to obtain online CEUS

  • Agency trainings throughout the year

  • Weekly clinical/administrative supervision, treatment team meetings, clinical case consultation

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)

  • Dental insurance

  • Flexible schedule

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Professional development assistance

  • Referral program

  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Addiction Medicine

Physical setting:

  • Outpatient

Standard shift:

  • Day shift

  • Evening shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Signing bonus

Weekly schedule:

  • 4x10

  • 5x8

  • Choose your own hours

  • Monday to Friday

  • No weekends

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