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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Senior Unit - Behavioral Health

Company: Avera Behavioral Health Center Careers
Location: Chancellor
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

**This position may be eligible for a sign on bonus**

Join the LPN Nursing team at Avera!

Love Where You Work: - Work at Avera where current employees rate their satisfaction at 94%. Join a team where the career opportunities are endless.

Culture: -Be part of a multidisciplinary team built on teamwork, with compassion and the goal of Moving Health Forward for you and our patients. Work where you matter.

You Belong at Avera: - Competitive pay, free health insurance, and options for: Student Loan Repayment Program, sign-on bonuses, various shifts and career growth opportunities.


Avera is currently seeking Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) looking to deliver the best possible nursing care in Avera's Behavioral Health Senior Unit.


Why is Behavioral Health important?

The - -Senior Unit is a 20 bed unit that provides a welcoming, calming and healing environment to our patients as well as their families. The Senior unit's environment is an active and challenging care environment that requires critical thinking and at the same time values autonomous professional nursing practice.

You will enjoy this Behavioral Health setting if you are Nurse that:

  • This Registered Nurse position is a unique opportunity to get both medical and mental health experience as many of the patients have medical comorbidities requiring medical nursing care as well.
  • You will develop important therapeutic skills that could be used in any setting of nursing
  • Enhance interpersonal skills while also performing duties may entail IVs, blood draws, catheter insertions, respiratory treatments, wound care
  • Enjoys working with older adults with all different levels of functioning as well as their families.
  • Has a passion helping patients with conditions such as Dementia, Depression, Catatonia, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder.
  • Possesses motivation to help create and deliver high-quality patient care in an energizing team environment.
  • Work with a dynamic and comprehensive team that includes: Physicians, Social Workers, Case Management, Patient Care Techs, expressive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, physical, occupation and speech therapy.

    This is the role for YOU!!

    Position Highlights:

    • Student Loan Repayment: -The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position is eligible for -Avera's -Student Loan Repayment Program, which helps you pay off your loans and save money. Each month an extra payment of $167 (up to $10,000) from -Avera -will help pay down your principal balance faster.
    • Positive Work Environment: -Be part of an organization where we practice the mission in our daily operations and demonstrate our pride by delivering excellent care. We consider our team like a family, not just co-workers.
    • Career Growth: -You have the opportunity to go beyond licensure and employment requirements and become nationally certified.

      Job Summary

      • The -Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) -provides for the delivery of professional nursing care under the supervision of the provider.
      • If you have a passion and desire to enrich lives and touch the hearts of patients, consider joining our team in providing compassionate, high quality care and services within a caring Christian culture.


        Education and/or Experience

        Graduate from a CCNE or NLN accredited nursing program is strongly preferred. Graduate from an approved nursing program is acceptable.
        Two years of experience in a patient care setting is preferred.


        Licensed as a LPN in the State of South Dakota and/or meeting the requirements of Multi-state licensure required. -

        Work Schedule

      • Varied Shifts


        The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience. -

        $22.75 -- $31.50 -per hour


Keywords: Avera Behavioral Health Center Careers, Sioux Falls , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Senior Unit - Behavioral Health, Healthcare , Chancellor, South Dakota

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