Thank you for your interest in applying to Guest House.

To inquire about any position, please email cover letter and resume to:

Cindy Vario
Human Resources Director
Guest House, Inc.
248-393-8980
cvario@guesthouse.org

Open Positions

 

Position:  REGISTERED NURSE (RN)
Department:  Treatment Centers

Reports To:    Nursing Supervisor

POSITION SUMMARY
Promotes and restores the client’s health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with the Medical Director, Executive Directors and multidisciplinary team members; also providing physical and psychological support to clients.  Processing of client data and updates into electronic medical record.  Provides first aid to both employees and clients when required.  Administers and distributes medications to clients.  Educates employees and clients on health-related issues.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Client health services – assure clients are capable of participation in the program and assure client has the knowledge and services need to improve their health.
  2. Assess health status of new admissions by means of client interview and review of previous medical records. Treatment planning is started for immediate problems within 24 hours of admittance.  Confidentiality forms, releases, etc., are signed by client.  Telephone requests are forwarded to the front desk.
  3. The Medical Director is notified of the admission and medications are handled per program procedures.
  4. A healthcare plan is developed addressing current issues.
  5. Treatment plans are updated on a monthly basis.
  6. Medical Director’s orders are carried out for additional testing and treatment.
  7. Administration of medication is monitored according to program procedures. Ensure that clients receive all information regarding their medication including potential side effects, purpose of medication; and proper dose.
  8. Progress notes are timely and reflect status of problems and effectiveness of intervention.
  9. Attendance at clinical and support staff meetings where client health issues are reported.
  10. Clients are monitored for adherence to dietary and exercise plans; continued education and support is provided.
  11. Client aftercare health needs are assessed prior to discharge. Recommendations and instructions are included in the aftercare plan and in the discharge summary.

QUALIFICATIONS
Current  State RN license. Minimum of two (2) years successful experience as a registered nurse, preferably in a CARF accredited facility.  Current CPR/AED Certification. Experience in chemical dependency and addiction treatment preferred. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are required.

COMPETENCIES

  1. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:  professional, legal and ethical responsibilities which require demonstration of a satisfactory knowledge base, accountability for practice, functioning in accordance with legislation affecting nursing and health care, and the protection of individual and group rights
  2. CRITICAL THINKING AND ANALYSIS:  self-appraisal, professional development, and the value of evidence and research for practice; reflecting on practice, feelings, and beliefs and the consequences of these on individuals and/or groups
  3. PROVISION AND COORDINATION OF CARE:  coordination, organization and provision of nursing care that includes the assessment of individuals/groups, planning, implementation and evaluation of care
  4. COLLABORATIVE AND THERAPEUTIC PRACTICE –  establishing, sustaining and concluding professional relationships with individuals/groups; understanding contribution to the interdisciplinary health care team

 

Position:  LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN)
Department:  Treatment Centers
Reports To:   Nursing Supervisor

POSITION SUMMARY
The Licensed Practical Nurse assists in delivering all health-related program activities and referrals under the direction of the Nursing Supervisor and Registered Nurse on duty. Processes client data and updates into electronic medical record.  Provides first aid to both employees and clients when required. Administers and distributes medications to clients. Educates employees and clients on health-related issues.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITES

  1. Client health services – assure clients are capable of participation in the program and assure client has the knowledge and services need to improve their health.
  2. Assist RN with assessing health status of new admissions by means of client interview and review of previous medical records.
  3. Assist RN with treament planning for immediate problems within 24 hours of admittance.
  4. Verify that confidentiality forms, releases, etc., are signed by client, and telephone requests are forwarded to the front desk.
  5. Assist RN with healthcare plan addressing current issues.
  6. Assist RN with updating treatment plans on a monthly basis.
  7. Ensure that Medical Director’s orders are carried out for additional testing and treatment.
  8. Administration of medication is monitored according to program procedures. Ensure that clients receive all information regarding their medication including potential side effects, purpose of medication; and proper dose.
  9. Progress notes are timely and reflect status of problems and effectiveness of intervention.
  10. Attendance at clinical and support staff meetings where client health issues are reported.
  11. Ensure that clients are monitored for adherence to dietary and exercise plans; and that continued education and support is provided.
  12. Verify that client aftercare health needs are assessed prior to discharge. Ensure that recommendations and instructions are included in the aftercare plan and in the discharge summary.

QUALIFICATIONS
Current  State LPN license. Minimum of two (2) years successful experience as a licensed practical nurse, preferably in a CARF accredited facility. Current CPR/AED Certification. Experience in chemical dependency and addiction treatment preferred. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are required.

COMPETENCIES

  1. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: professional, legal and ethical responsibilities which require demonstration of a satisfactory knowledge base, accountability for practice, functioning in accordance with legislation affecting nursing and health care, and the protection of individual and group rights
  2. CRITICAL THINKING AND ANALYSIS:  self-appraisal, professional development, and the value of evidence and research for practice; reflecting on practice, feelings, and beliefs and the consequences of these on individuals and/or groups
  3. PROVISION AND COORDINATION OF CARE:  coordination, organization and provision of nursing care that includes the assessment of individuals/groups, planning, implementation and evaluation of care
  4. COLLABORATIVE AND THERAPEUTIC PRACTICE:  establishing, sustaining and concluding professional relationships with individuals/groups; understanding contribution to the interdisciplinary health care team