Gandara Center
    Chicopee, MA 01013
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    Job Description


    We're looking to work within team model, establishing open communications, support, and accountability among workers and consumers. S/he is accountable to the Program Director of Transitional Supportive Services, who is responsible for providing supervisions and training. The registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse is one who actively promotes the Center's philosophy, and maintains a high level of commitment to the program.

    Essential Job Functions:

  • Service Excellence - necessary to meet overall agency goals and provide service excellence to program consumers.
  • Duties and Responsibilities

    • Conduct initial medical screening on all new acupuncture clients.
    • Maintain all acupuncture treatment charts in order per record keeping procedures established by the Center.
    • Provide health education to clients and coordinate with counselor/case manager a response to any health related issue identified or brought forth by the acupuncture clients.
    • Collect daily and/or sporadic health vitals (i.e. temperature, pulse, blood pressure) and urine specimens on acupuncture clients.
    • Make daily entries of screenings, urine analysis results and or any other pertinent client data in the case record.
    • Review all communications for notices and/or other pertinent data regarding client care.
    • Support all motivational motivational/supportive interventions incorporated in a client's care towards the improvement of outcomes/progress. Includes reinforcement of client treatment contract.
    • Become familiar with the Center's intake procedures as from time to time a complete intake may be required to facilitate program admission.
    • Maintain detox area in a sanitary and safe manner.
    • Conduct regular inventory of supplies and submit acquisition orders per procedures established by the Center for procurement.
    • Complete and submit daily MIS logs of services rendered for billing purposes.
    • Attend a minimum of one (10 administrative/clinical meeting per month in which program operations, case utilization or quality assurance ae principal on the agenda.


    Adhere to all policies and practices of professional behavior as defined in the Employee Handbook.

    • Perform all aspects of the positon with integrity and the highest ethical standards.
    • Exhibit professional behavior with regards to arriving on time for work and meetings.
    • Exhibit professionalism in all written and verbal communications.
    • Model respect, integrity, appreciation.
    • Care, safety and security of all staff & clients to priority.
    • Other Commitments


    • Uphold Gandara's organizational mission statement and commitments.
    • Support team and organizational decisions as it relates to direct care of consumers.
    • Treat all employees and consumers of Gandara with the highest level of respect and dignity.
    • Exhibit an open, direct interpersonal style of communication.

    Staff Development

    • Attend all trainings as required by funding sources and the Agency.
    • Participate in the following training opportunities:
    • Restraint/Client Intervention
    • CPR/First AID
    • Fire Safety
    • Sexual Harassment

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Certification as a registered nurse or nurse practitioner by eh Board of Medicine, Nursing Division
    • CPR
    • Bilingual [English & Spanish] required
    • DDS experience a plus.

    Required Skills


    • Retirement Plan 403(b)
    • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
    • Paid vacations
    • 11 paid holidays
    • 8 discretionary days a year
    • Discounts offered to your Verizon and/or Sprint plans

    he Gandara Mental Health Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Gndara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse and preventive services for children, adults and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community.

    MassLive.com. Keywords: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Location: Chicopee, MA - 01013
    Posting ID: 556446214Posted: 2020-07-03