Job Title: LPN

Job Classification: Non-Exempt

Supervisor: Clinical Nursing Coordinator / Program Manager

Location: Virginia, MN

Pay Band: 5

Benefits: Including but not limited to: Medical, Dental, Life, 401k, PTO

Job Summary:

The LPN in RMHC Substance Use Disorder (SUD) programs is the healthcare professional providing direct support and care to clients, providing for and supporting clients in meeting their basic healthcare needs and in completing their activities of daily living (ADLs). The LPN reports to a Registered Nurse supervisor and works closely with the SUD staff as a member of the multidisciplinary team, ensuring high quality client care in alignment with RMHC standards of clinical excellence.


  • Assist psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, and other prescribers with medication clinics
  • Gather information regarding prescribed psychotropic medications according to the person’s symptoms, level of distress, and observed side effects
  • Communicate information gathered with psychiatrist / prescriber / or other relevant party
  • Complete clinical and non-clinical documentation as required in the established system
  • Act as a liaison between psychiatrist/pharmacist/person we serve
  • Act as a liaison between referral sources and other RMHC staff
  • Administer intra-muscular and / oral psychotropic medications 
  • Provide educational information and informed consents to the people we serve regarding medications and major tranquilizers
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary case staff meetings and other required meetings / trainings
  • Provide insurance companies with appropriate prior authorization information sufficient to substantiate the need for the services
  • Maintain positive working relationships with other area caregivers 
  • Properly handle medications to meet all applicable regulations and requirements; this includes but is not limited to preparation, distribution, maintenance, and security of medications.
  • Review documentation and medical histories, evaluate resident requests, provide transportation, correspond with physicians, and attend and schedule appointments as needed for the people we serve in residential settings to administer and update resident health plans and medication administration record to facilitate resident heath care needs
  • Check vital signs at prescribed / standardized / ordered intervals and provide wellness services such as blood pressure monitoring and weight monitoring as needed
  • Submit treatment reports weekly to a resident’s respective case manager
  • Participate on inter agency team(s) providing intensive nonresidential mental health services, case management, interventions, outreach, emergency services, skills training, illness education, and medication management as assigned
  • Monitor ADL’s and provide motivation, encouragement, and assistance as needed to perform proper ADL’s
  • Identify opportunities for programmatic, systematic, and physical plant improvements, sharing recommendations for improvement with supervisor
  • Follow all Federal guidelines in accordance with the Department of Labor’s statutes and laws and any other regulatory agencies
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Ability to communicate English in a manner that is sufficiently clear as to be easily understood both verbally and in writing
  • Good observation, rapid assessment, and crisis management skills
  • Non-judgmental attitude toward persons with disabilities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to interact effectively with the people we serve, staff and other professionals
  • Good understanding of local and state mental health systems
  • Strong time management skills
  • Flexibility to meet demands in a fluid and changing environment
  • Ability to handle significant daily stress
  • Ability to work all shifts in the 24-hour programs and be cross trained in other departments to meet the needs of the agency and the people we serve
  • A philosophical approach consistent with Range Mental Health Center’s mission

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma
  • Credentialed as an LPN in the State of Minnesota
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid
  • Meet Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services Standards
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record

Physical Requirements: 

  • 18 years of age
  • Able to sit and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to climb stairs 
  • Ability to visually monitor the people we serve and visitors
  • Ability to visually identify, measure, and dispense medications
  • Ability to physically provide medical procedures, including injectables
  • Vision sufficient to utilize a computer monitor
  • Hearing sufficient to communicate via telephone or in person either one on one or in a group setting