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Behavioral Health Network

417 Liberty Street
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01104
Salary Range:Location:
Greenfield MA
Job Type:Category:
Full / Part TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Required
2+
Preference: Preferred
Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
Nursing License - Preference: Required
Description:
Apply your experience working with individuals on the road to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction at BHN!

Become a part of our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for our new Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)!

BHN/OTP is a Medication Assisted Treatment Program to assist individuals who are opiate addicted and are experiencing the dysfunctional effects of its use to gain and maintain the skills needed to achieve an opiate-free lifestyle and to improve functioning. Nurses use their knowledge of specific biophysical, psychosocial, and spiritual dimensions to perform and document thorough assessments of individuals in recovery from substance use, recognizing the unique needs of dually diagnosed individuals and special populations. Nurses make medical assessments, as needed. Throughout their care, nurses establish and maintain collaborative relationships with the members of the health care team and provide care with kindness and sensitivity, preserving individuals’ autonomy, dignity, and rights.

The Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) in Greenfield, MA uses medication protocols approved by the Medical Director to ensure patients are safely detoxified from these substances. These protocols are evidenced based, and are implemented through assessment and re-assessment practices throughout the process.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.
Requirements:
Licensed Practical Nurses at Behavioral Health Network have the following qualities:

Commitment to consumer empowerment, growth, human rights, and community integration.
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Working knowledge of DPH regulations.
Familiarity with internet, word processing and email systems.
Maintain current licensure and certifications.
At least one year of nursing experience (preferred).
Current nursing license as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Massachusetts Board of Registration (required).
Valid driver’s license and a reliable car available for working hours (required).


If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhnworks.org and click on “Browse All Jobs” to apply!

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