Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Assertive Community Treatment

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on September 8, 2022
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$1000 Sign-on Bonus Available!  Are you ready to love your job? Come join our ACT team!

BRBH's large, quick-paced ACT team is looking for a Behavioral Health Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who has a passion for clients who are at risk. At BRBH, we believe that the people we serve are our first priority and our employees are our most valuable resource. 

LPNs on our ACT team assist management with the delivery of medications for clients with severe and persistent mental illness that are at high risk for repeated hospitalization, incarceration, or homelessness and have been unsuccessful in traditional mental health services. Up to 20% travel required, as many client services are performed in various environments, including client homes, parking lots, shelters, and other community locations.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a team-based treatment model that provides multidisciplinary, flexible treatment and support to people with mental illness 24/7. ACT is based around the idea that people receive better care when their mental health care providers work together. ACT team members help the person address every aspect of their life, whether it be medication, therapy, social support, employment or housing. Successful candidates will have the ability and preference for a work setting that requires multi-tasking and changing priorities.

Studies have shown that ACT is more effective than traditional treatment for people experiencing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder and can reduce hospitalizations by 20%.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, works well within a team setting, and is open to learning. To be successful in this role you must have good communication and time management skills and be detailed oriented. 

This position is full time. The regular schedule is Mon - Fri; days, with rotating evenings (no later than 8:30) and weekends (1 Weekend day every 5-6 weeks).

Pay Range: $15.43-$25.71/hour

Minimum Requirements:

  • LPN License: License Practical Nurse (active, unrestricted license in the Commonwealth of Virginia)
  • Experience: One year of nursing experience in the healthcare field preferred with preference to those with experience in a psychiatric or substance use setting - charge nurse experience helpful.
  • Safe Driving Record: Candidates must have a valid Virginia driver's license with a safe driving record (no more than two moving violations in the last three years and no criminal violations in the last five years).
  • Background Check: Candidates who are offered a position are required to undergo a background check and drug screen.

Why work at BRBH?

  • Sign On Bonus: New Hires & Rehires are eligible for a $1000 sign on bonus - $250 is paid at start, $250 paid at three months of employment, $250 paid at six months of employment, and $250 paid at nine months of employment.  Current employees are not eligible for the Sign On Bonus.
  • Great co-workers: Our staff LOVE working with our clients and support each other in a team atmosphere.
  • Free supervision for QMHP -Trainee!
  • Work/Life Balance: We have a great Paid Time Off policy - 29 days annually, which starts accruing on your first day.
  • We offer great benefits, including VRS (Virginia Retirement System)! Click here for more information:
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Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, developmental disability, or substance use disorders.  We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 400 employees working to provide or support our services.  We are proud to have served our community for over 45 years. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment. This position is located in Roanoke, VA.

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