Health Services Assistant-LPN

  • Intermountain Deaconess Children's Services
  • Helena, MT, USA
  • May 08, 2018
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

 

Do you want to help protect the joy of childhood and incite change? Are you looking for a career that will give you a strong sense of purpose and is also meaningful and rewarding? Do you want to make a difference in a child and family’s life? Then we want to meet you.

With our holistic, integrated services and relationship based approach, we help families create and sustain nurturing, healthy environments where children can thrive and grow. Intermountain is a non-profit agency that has been impacting the lives of children and families for over 100 years and we are currently looking for a Health Services Assistant for our Residential Facility in Helena.

Overview:

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, our Intensive Residential services are designed for girls and boys, ages 4-13 on admission. Thirty-two children live in four cottages on a 40 acre campus in the capital city of Helena, Montana. The length of stay varies from 15 – 20 months.

Our highly integrated, intermediate residential services structure daily living experiences, clinical therapies and academics, and facilitate optimum healing opportunities. Treatment includes clinical and educational assessments, individualized treatment plans, individual, group and family therapies, medication management, an accredited on-campus school offering a full spectrum of educational services, and a variety of outdoor and community activities.

Some of the challenges our clients may have are:

  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Intractable anger
  • Adoption issues
  • Attachment and relationship issues
  •  ADD, ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Impulsivity, including lying and stealing
  • Oppositionality and/or defiance
  • Aggression towards self and others
  • School problems • Loss and grief issues
  • Poor social skills, and social development
  • High functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Peer relationships

Summary:

The Health Services Assistant (HSA) is responsible for planning and assigning all nursing care provided at Intermountain’s residential and day treatment programs. Coordinates Intermountain staff and outside entities, including but not limited to pediatricians, pharmacists, psychiatrists, dentists, nutritionists, and others in caring for the physical well-being of the children in Intermountain. The HSA is responsible for overseeing and implementing Intermountain's medication committee. In coordination with the Residential Nurse, the HSA is responsible for updating policies and procedures for pharmacy, physical health, employee health and medication administration, are up date and meet all rules, regulations and accreditation standards.

The above knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through progressively responsible experience in an office environment. Preference is that applicants have a licensed practical nursing (LPN) degree from and accredited school of nursing and  2 years with mental health experience, specifically services to children and families is also preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid Montana driver’s license.

Position is full-time, salary commensurate with experience. Intermountain offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, pension, generous personal leave, and holidays.  To apply, please visit http://www.intermountain.org/careers/jl/.