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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Twin Lakes Center

  • Job ID: 210003WG
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: Mon Yough Community Services
  • Department: Detoxification
  • Location: 224 Twin Lake Road, Somerset PA 15501
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.77 to $23.55 / hour



All inexperienced or experienced Licensed Practical Nurses are eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!  Whether you’re a recent graduate looking to launch your nursing career, or a seasoned LPN seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC TWIN LAKES!

Sign-On Bonus Details (Full-Time status)

• $10,000 sign-on bonus available for LPNs with over two years of experience

• $5,000 sign-on bonus available for new Graduates and LPNs with less than two years of experience


UPMC Western Behavioral Health is seeking a dedicated full-time Licensed Practical Nurse to help support the Twin Lakes Center in Somerset, PA. This position will work rotating shifts, including every other weekend and holiday.

For more than 30 years, Twin Lakes Center has been providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation care to Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Twin Lakes center provides a quiet, relaxing, and positive environment for both residential and outpatient services.



Residential -The residential program provides the chemically addicted patient with a strong foundation for recovery. This program, based on a structured daily schedule, is designed to provide the foundation of a chemically free life-style. The patient participates in group and individual counseling, recreation, and support group activities. Individualized treatment in a small group setting is the key to this successful program.


 Outpatient – Partial Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient programs provide levels of care respectively based on the recovery progress of the individual patient. Programs include group and individual therapy, and are adapted to meet the needs of the individual patient.

The License Practical Nurse at the Twin Lakes Center is responsible in assisting with the coordination of patient care. These duties include but are not limited to; assisting in the admissions process, dispensing, ordering, and the education of patient medications, and preparing the Medical Team for each patient.


  • Perform physical assessments while the resident is in detox and as needed.
  • Perform medication administration including administering injections.
  • Communicate with the medical director with any change in conditions.
  • Assist in receiving and transcribing physician orders.
  • Ordering new medications.
  • Completing the nursing portion of the admission.
  • Assisting with the discharge process.
  • Developing ASAM forms and communicating with the insurance carrier. (training will be provided)
  • Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Participate in health care conferences.
  • Provide appropriate, direct patient care.
  • Comply with established medication use policies.
  • Observe and record patient's symptoms, condition, and/or reactions to medications and treatments and report results to the RN in charge.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and families about hospital stay and home care concerns. Instruct and demonstrate care.
  • Discuss any patient or family concerns with RN in charge so that issue can be appropriately addressed.
  • Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Maintain current CPR certification at Health Care Provider level.
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction.
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance based on feedback or on self-identified developmental needs.
  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.
  • Serve as a preceptor for new staff members.
  • Request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures prior to performing new or challenging skills.
  • Request assistance to help in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Participate in self-review as requested by the manager.
  • Participate in project and committee work.
  • Suggest and support changes within the department.
  • Assume responsibility for assignment and view problems as challenges.
  • Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.



Completion of a Practical Nursing Program approved by the State Board of Nursing.

Excellent communication skills necessary to effectively interact with patients, family members, visitors and staff members.

Basic computer skills necessary to input patient care orders and medical record documentation.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies. Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships. Participate in health care conferences. Contribute to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.



  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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