Behavioral Health Network Licensed Practical Nurse in Springfield, Massachusetts
JOB DESCRIPTION Use your nursing know-how to aid the mental health needs of adults in your Western Mass community! Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Behavioral Health Network! As an LPN, you will be able to care for the individuals that we serve in our Crisis Stabilization Unit in Springfield, MA, meeting their psychiatric needs. LPNs assist to provide a safe and healthy environment in the Crisis Stabilization Unit for those we serve. Participation in trainings, supervision, and other activities broaden their skills and expand their knowledge of current medications and interventions. Licensed Practical Nurses at Behavioral Health Network are exposed to many opportunities to learn as well as to share their own expertise! They are able to increase their knowledge of behavioral health conditions and how these conditions co-exist with other health conditions. Additionally, LPNs work collaboratively on multidisciplinary teams and build skills in team consultation, sharing their medical expertise with other behavioral health team members. The Crisis Stabilization Unit is a safe, supervised, environment. Individuals served at CSU are provided a range of services including need assessments, groups, and one-on-one counseling. 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. JOB REQUIREMENTS Licensed Practical Nurses at Behavioral Health Network have the following qualities: Current Massachusetts LPN licensure (required). Maintain current licensure and certifications. Have at least one year experience working within behavioral health, and one year postgraduate experience in medical-surgical nursing. Have a basic understanding of mental illness, and appropriate pharmaceutical and psycho-educational treatment interventions.