Wabash, IN Recovery Services Nurse

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  • Department

    Recovery Services

  • Reports to

    Vice President and Executive Director of Recovery Services

  • Employment Status


Job Summary

Under the Administrative Supervision and evaluation of the VP, the RN will participate in the overall organization, planning, implementation, and evaluation of all First Aid Activities for youth in White’s Recovery Services Program.  The Recovery Services RN will ensure the youth in White’s Recovery Services Program receive medical services in compliance with Indiana Department of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA), American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 3.5 Criteria, DCS licensing, and other accrediting bodies.


Must be a Christian with strong convictions who is also in agreement with White’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, and Code of Conduct.  In addition, the RN will meet the following requirements: Bachelor Degree in Nursing, Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing, Current Registered Nurse- Indiana Licensure. Experience working with individuals with Substance Use Disorders preferred.

Primary duties and Responsibilities

Management of Medical Services

Cooperate as a member of the patient/client care team to plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate the delivery of quality treatment according to standards.  This includes oversight of psychotropic medication and all medications, including over-counter medications and standing orders.

Oversight of relationships with Parkview Medical Staff and other medical providers (Medical Director, Nurse Practitioner, MD, Dentist, Optometrist, and other specialists).

Schedule and coordinate all medical appointments for youth in White’s Recovery Services Program.

Assist with quality assurance activities specific to White’s Recovery Services to identify actual or potential problem areas and report as per department policy.

Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate collaboration with personnel and other disciplines of the Recovery Services team.

Patient Assessment/Problem Identification and Care Planning

Utilize observation, interviews, and physical assessment to determine client’s health status and comprehension level.

Utilize advanced knowledge base and/or advanced tools to obtain data not otherwise available by observation examination or history.

Establish priority of needs/problems according to actual/potential threat to client.

Organize and develop a goal oriented health plan of care to reflect the physician’s orders and the priority of identified client needs and changes of such.

Collaborate with family members, placing agents, and treatment team in assessing client care.

Reassess client and priority of needs as condition changes to intervene appropriately.

Help develop a Health Education Program for clients and consistently provide education to youth related to Recovery and other health education needs.

Provide medication education to each youth upon admission and as needed.

Provide on-call services to meet the needs of the Residential and Recovery Services Program.

Treatment Planning/Team Consultation

When appropriate, collaborate with treatment team (VP, Program Director, Residential Supervisors, Therapists, Family Teachers, and Youth Care Specialists) to assess and identify treatment to prevent complications and life threatening situations.

Participate in treatment plan updates to ensure the provision of individualized medical treatment for youth.

When needed, make appropriate referrals for hospital, physical, and/or psychiatric in-patient treatment.

Coordinate with Medicaid/managed care/insurance companies if necessary.

Implementation/Evaluation of treatment

Integrate current nursing health care knowledge with competency in psychomotor skills to make appropriate decisions and act to render treatment.

Implement treatment in an organized, yet humanistic manner, preventing complications and life threatening situations.

Implement treatment in collaboration with client, significant others, and treatment team members to coordinate activities of other disciplines involved in client’s treatment.

Utilize the expertise of the VP, Program Director, Residential Supervisor, and Therapists when making decisions related to the treatment model of care or other program/policy concerns.

Attempt to determine the cause of significant differences in expected and actual responses of clients, in order to appropriately plan interventions.

Anticipate and prioritize nursing care delivered under changing conditions in order to appropriately respond to life threatening situations.


Complete documentation using White’s electronic medical record (EMR).

Complete intake assessments for youth placed in White’s Residential and Recovery Services Programs.

Thoroughly document all pertinent findings from admission assessment to discharge planning process to create/ add to client’s permanent record within the time frame specified and for communication with other disciplines.

Record identified problems and need as a basis for developing initial and ongoing plan of treatment.

Document nursing interventions based on reassessment and/or evaluation findings in order to evidence appropriate action.

Document significant incidents, facts, or observations accurately and promptly through appropriate means as per agency policy and procedure.

Enter documentation in each client’s chart according to Dr’s orders, nursing assessment requirements, progress notes, etc, as defined by applicable policies and procedures.

Professional Development

Responsibility is assumed for continuing educational and professional development and contributions are made to the professional growth of others.  Continuing education, etc. will be documented and copies provided to the Human Resources Training Manager to be kept in employee’s record,

Skills, Supervision, Knowledge and Ability

  • Must be dependable, well organized, and an effective time manager.

  • Must have the ability to clearly, concisely, and professionally communicate ideas through good verbal and written skills.

  • Must have an understanding of basic mental health/substance abuse diagnoses and services.

  • Must be personable, genuine, empathetic, and emotionally connected in helping students, relating with families, and working with the placing agency.

  • Must be a team player. This person needs to enjoy working closely with other staff members and have the ability to be flexible, adaptive, and positive in his/her interactions.

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

  • Must be able to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.

  • Must be committed to the Mission, Core Values, and Vision of White’s Residential and Family Services.

Physical Demands of the Position

  • Must be able to actively participate in the physical restraint of youths who are in crisis (expected to meet the requirements of Mindset physical restraints).
  • Must be able to handle the stress of meeting regular deadlines.

Working Conditions

  • The Registered Nurse will have the option of living on or off campus and this is negotiable and dependent on available housing.
  • Normal work hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Serve as an on-call support person in the Residential Campus First Aid on-call rotation.
  • Work holidays as scheduled except on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.
  • Must be able to work with residents’ medical problems including exposure to bodily fluids.
  • Must attend work regularly and be on time.
  • On call for consultation by phone as needed by Program Director, Vice President of Recovery Services, and Vice-President of Residential Services.


    Cover Letter


    Statement of Faith*

    I acknowledge that I’ve read and agree to
    the Statement of Faith for White's.

    Code of Conduct*

    I acknowledge that I’ve read and agree to
    the Code of Conduct for White's.

    statement of

    Hello prospective employee! White’s Residential and Family Services exists to offer hope and transformation through Christ to children and families. As members of a Christian organization, each employee must recognize that living a life in accordance with the standards presented in the Statement of Faith found below is necessary as it serves to unify us as a Community of Believers set out on the same path. Therefore, all individuals who are interested in applying to work at White’s must first agree with and abide by White’s Statement of Faith

    The Statement of Faith is as Follows…

    Remaining true to our Quaker heritage and Josiah White’s vision, White’s Residential and Family Services’ primary reason for existence is to offer hope and transformation to children and families through Christ. As such, we have firm beliefs about the Christian faith and how we must act in accordance with our beliefs.

    This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. White’s Residential & Family Services’ board of directors serves as White’s highest, human interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application for the purposes of our agency’s faith and beliefs, practice, policy and discipline at work.

    We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God (II Timothy 3:15).

    We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 10:30).

    We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 10:33), in His virgin birth (Luke 1:35), in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), in His miracles (John 2:11), in His atoning death through His shed blood (Ephesians 1:7), in His bodily resurrection (John 11:25), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19), and in His personal return in power and glory (Revelation 19:11).

    We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (John 3:16-19).

    We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christ-follower is enabled to live a Godly life (Romans 8:13-14).

    We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, that they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).

    We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus (Galatians 3:26-28).

    We believe that children are a heritage from God and a blessing from His hand. We are therefore accountable to Him for raising, shaping and preparing them for a life of service to His Kingdom and to humanity. We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Ps 139).

    We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:24).

    We believe that God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that union. We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25).

    As Christians living out our faith, it is unsurprising that our beliefs influence our behavior, attitudes and lifestyle choices. As Christian professionals, we will not compromise our commitment to our professional code of ethics while providing superior care to our clients who possess differing values or beliefs.

    I affirm that I am a Christian, I have read and agree with White’s Residential and Family Services’ Statement of Faith, and I agree to make lifestyle choices that are consistent with White’s Residential and Family Services’ Statement of Faith. I understand that my employment at White’s is contingent upon me living a lifestyle that is consistent with this Statement of Faith.

    white’s residential & family services
    Employee Code of Conduct

    As a distinctly Christian ministry, for over 165 years our mission has been to enrich the lives of children and families through emotional healing, personal development and spiritual growth. We are best able to achieve this through Christian staff who constantly strive to demonstrate the love of Christ through their actions, words and overall lifestyle.

    It then follows that all employees who serve as members of White’s community agree to uphold certain foundational standards through their behaviors, attitudes and lifestyle choices at work and in their personal lives. Living in accordance with these standards shall serve to unify us as a “community of believers.” As a member of White’s “community,” we believe employees should strive to live in harmony with the following foundational standards as evidence of their life committed to growth in Christ and sound judgment based on Christian principles:

    We believe as followers of Jesus Christ, we are responsible for our faith journey and strive to pursue a life of service to Jesus Christ in our personal life and while at work. We believe the investment in our spiritual life is critical and we strive to make time regularly for prayer and communion with God. Opportunities for Christian fellowship, worship, learning, and celebration while at work are opportunities not to be overlooked, but to be sought out as ways in which we can demonstrate our commitment to growing in our faith as part of the White’s Community.

    We believe every human life is of inestimable worth and significance in all its dimensions. Therefore, we must seek ways to act out of love and respect for each other, encouraging and building up one another, not causing one another to stumble. We believe that to achieve this, employees must practice a lifestyle that demonstrates purity to those around them (Romans 13-14 & I Corinthians 10:31-11:1).

    We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect,and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward anyindividual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture.

    We believe there is great power in the spoken word and therefore all lying, profanity, gossip, obscenity, and other negative uses of language diminishes our work with the children, families and our coworkers.

    We believe employees must demonstrate a teachable spirit, an ability to share love for others, a willingness to live contentedly under authority, and a commitment to follow the Matthew 18 principal when an issue arises with fellow employees or management.

    We believe in the power of our example and that our minds and bodies should be used in God-honoring ways, living our lives as Christian role models and conducting ourselves in a way that will not raise questions regarding our Christian testimonies. Because our example is powerful and because most of our service population is impacted by some form of substance abuse, we especially recognize the dangers and negative implications of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse among staff. Therefore, we seek to minimize or refrain from the use of alcohol and tobacco and we agree to completely abstain from the illicit or non-medical use of drugs, narcotics and other harmful substances. When an employee is representing White’s or is in the course of representing White’s business, he or she is expected to refrain from the use of alcohol and tobacco.

    We believe our life serves as a Christian Witness to the children and families we serve and our commitment to expressing Christian values is critical even when making entertainment and recreational choices outside of work. Therefore, we actively avoid forms of leisure, entertainment and recreation that are incompatible with holy living and seek activities that are consistent with our pursuit of Christ- like living.

    We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27). We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrew 13:4).

    We further believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10) and that activities that give the appearance of sexual immorality should be avoided by staff.

    We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

    We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of White’s Residential & Family Services as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the White’s Residential & Family Services clients, fellow staff members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by White’s Residential & Family Services in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement (Mathew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; I Thessalonians 5:22).

    I affirm that I am a Christian, I have read and agree with White’s Residential and Family Services’ Code of Conduct, and I agree to make lifestyle choices that are consistent with White’s Residential and Family Services’ Code of Conduct. I understand that my employment at White’s is contingent upon me living a lifestyle that is consistent with this Code of Conduct.

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