11 hours

Licensed Practical Nurse

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Licensed Practical Nurse - Residential Program

NUWAY is a private, non-profit organization that has been serving individuals recovering from substance use and mental health disorders since 1966. "In the heart of the recovery community," NUWAY provides both residential and outpatient programs throughout Minnesota.

The LPNs role is to help educate and assist each client in achieving and maintaining their highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being through the provision of medication and treatment administration and through quality, personal care.   The LPN must be able to maintain client confidentiality in accordance with state and federal guidelines and HIPPA requirements.  This position reports to the Nurse Manager and has consults with Program Directors and other clinical staff. 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities: 

  • Help to oversee the medication administration of prescribed medications and treatments per doctors orders

  • Administer medical/nursing services as appropriate

  • Educate clients and staff on medical and physical components of a healthy lifestyle

  • Help to educate and monitor tech staff in accurate use of EMAR.

  • May conduct breathe analysis and urinalysis collection and documentation

  • Assist in the treatment planning for clients and work with staff to provide direct, quality care for clients in accordance with nursing practice standards, established policies and procedures, individual treatment plan and regulatory requirements

  • Help to manage clients medical needs and act as a liaison with outside providers and community resources to improve clients quality of care

  • Understands and follows emergency fire and weather policies and procedures

  • Understands and follows incident/accident reporting policies and procedures

  • Responds to client emergency medical needs, when required

  • Attends treatment groups and other client and staff meetings as directed by Program Director or Nurse Manager

  • Communicate with families, referral sources, and outside healthcare providers in a professional manner

  • Provide culturally sensitive and relevant services to diverse clients and their families

  • Other duties as assigned or require

Qualifications and Experience for this position include:

  • Must have a current LPN license in the State of Minnesota

  • Must be age 18 or older

  • Must have current First Aid/CPR Certification obtained within 30 days of starting work

  • Must be able to pass Minnesota DHS background study

  • Must be free of problematic substance use for at least one year immediately preceding employment and must sign a statement attesting to that fact

  • Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds

  • Possess maturity, patience, understanding and empathy with recovering individuals and work with a multidisciplinary team

  • Physical Demands: Sitting for extended periods of time. Daily use of computer, phone, and other household and office equipment.  Lifting (max 25 pounds), minimal reaching, bending and stooping

  • Conducts self in a professional manner

  • Competent computer skills and able to effectively enter information in various systems


  • Posses excellent oral and written communication skills

  • One or more years of experience in the substance abuse/mental health treatment


  • LPN Certificate, current CPR certification, LPN license with State of Minnesota.

NUWAY offers an industry-leading compensation plan, including a full benefits package with medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 403b retirement savings, wellness program and more.  

If you believe this challenging and rewarding job is for you, please apply online and include a cover letter expressing your interest in working at our organization.

NUWAY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posted: 2019-12-09 Expires: 2020-01-08

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