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Licensed Practical Nurse

Department: Medical Department
Location: Lorain, OH

The LCADA Way is currently recruiting for a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse to work in our Lorain County clinic locations.  Join our team of dedicated professionals providing Leadership, Compassion, Awareness, Dedication & Advocacy to the communities we serve.


The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for providing services of the Medical Department and Medication Assisted Treatment Program.  This position directly provides nursing services to ensure that effective patient care is provided and quality standards are met.  This position works closely with the physician(s), registered nurse(s) and addiction counselor(s) regarding the care and treatment of clients receiving medication. 

Essential Functions:

Evaluates assigned patients and plans, implements and documents nursing care. Performs various nursing functions and administers medications within the scope of practice of the LPN at a variety of clinic and community based settings. Promotes patientsí independence by establishing patient individualized medical plan of care and teaches patients and families to understand conditions, medications and self-care skills. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of nursing tasks, including but not limited to: Medication education, administration and monitoring; administration of health assessments, including vital statistics; administration of urine drug screenings; administration of Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS) assessments; responding to routine and emergency requests for medical assistance; educate clients and staff about wellness and self-care. Coordination of medical and nursing activities with clinical and residential staff to ensure continuity of client care.  Develop and/or assist with developing Treatment Plans especially with coexisting medical problems. 

Ensuring that clients receive all appropriate services.  Coordinating services provided by ancillary agencies. Coordinating and participating in treatment planning and reviews with entire treatment team. Consulting with each client concerning attainment of treatment plan goals and objectives.  Development of the discharge plan in coordination with other treatment team members.  Along with primary therapist, assure implementation of behavioral management strategies. 

Completion of clinical reviews and clinical staffing, discharge planning and completion of daily progress notes. Engaging the family of each client in the family treatment program. Delivery of program components as assigned. Completion of all CQI data collection and implementation of all CQI corrective actions as assigned. Monthly participation in the Utilization Review and Peer Review programs. Other duties as assigned.

General Requirements:

Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within the field of Addiction Medicine.  Candidate must have a strong clinical background and experience with Electronic Medical Record systems.  Knowledge of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) protocols preferred.  Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Good computer skills required.  Must have the ability to effectively work with agency employees, outside contacts, and a diverse client population.

Educational Requirements:

Certificate in practical nursing from an accredited practical nursing program is required.  Associates Degree preferred.

Certification Requirements:

Must be licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the Ohio Board of Nursing and possess a valid LPN or equivalent.  BLS certification required. 

Amount of Travel: Minimal to moderate, mostly confined to local travel.  Travel to various clinical and residential housing facilities is required.  Mileage reimbursement for work related travel.

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week.  Primary schedule includes weekends.

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with licensure and experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer.  Drug Free Workplace.

Benefits Package for Full-Time Employees Includes:

  • SummaCare PPO Medical Insurance with Prescription Benefits
  • Guardian Dental Insurance
  • Davis Vision Insurance
  • Company sponsored Wellness Programs
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) with Debit Cards
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • $25,000 Term Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance available
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Jury Duty Reimbursement
  • Paid Vacation Leave (15 days per year to start, accrued bi-weekly)
  • Paid Sick Leave (12 days per year, accrued bi-weekly)
  • Paid Personal Leave (3 days per year)
  • Paid Holidays (10 days per year)
  • Paid Emergency/Bereavement Leave (3 days per year)
  • Professional Development Program, including free online trainings/CEUs (and up to 5 days per year paid for clinical staff)



As a leader in recovery solutions since 1981, The LCADA Way is a private, non-profit organization delivering innovative, outcome-driven programs with an individualized approach to addiction and mental health treatment, education, prevention and recovery support services for residents in Lorain and Medina counties and surrounding areas. Our unique approach centered around Leadership, Compassion, Awareness, Dedication & Advocacy is tailored to be gender and culturally appropriate based on individual client needs.

We are committed to:

Empathy & Respect. 
We approach each individual in our program with compassion, care and understanding. This foundation of empathy and respect is at the heart of everything we do.

Innovation & Results. 
Success is vital to our mission and to the people we serve. Every day we bring new ideas, energy and knowledge to strengthen our program and organization so that we continually make a difference in the communities we serve.

Family & Community. 
Central to The LCADA Way is the belief in family and community. Every individual touches and is touched by the people around us. These relationships strengthen and enhance our lives every day.

Proven Results. Healthy Lives. 
It's simple. Our programs work. We guide our clients through a process of recovery and create more healthy lives for themselves and their families

Support. Education. Recovery. 
Our comprehensive, results-oriented programming focuses on the individual and strengthens families and communities.

Leading the way. 
We are leaders in our field. You can trust our results that tomorrow can hold the promise of a better future.

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