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Nurse - Substance Abuse

Position Overview

The Nurse is responsible and accountable for the delivery of quality nursing care in Penn Foundation's drug and alcohol residential treatment program.   The Nurse is responsible for ensuring all patients receive a history review and physical, medical follow-ups, and medical education as it relates to holistic care.

Hours Available:

  • PT, days


Essential Job Responsibilities

Provide professional and compassionate nursing care for all residential clients, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Assessment and triage of medical related needs.
  • Administration of medications as prescribed by a physician.
  • Provision of medical interventions as directed by a physician.
  • Provide education regarding medication and/or medical interventions.

Document client care services by charting in clinical records.

Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and medical supports to persons served.

Review pending admission paperwork to ensure persons meet medical and psychiatric admission criteria and made admission decisions in a timely manner.

Refer all necessary persons to emergency medical care as needed.

Provide instructions to clients on topics related to addiction, recovery process, and wellness.

Triage clients for medical and psychiatric needs throughout shift.


    • RN or LPN licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
    • Experience in the provision of AOD clinical/medical services and/or mental health services.
    • A Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check,  a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and a FBI Criminal History Background Check.


Penn Foundation is an equal opportunity employer




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