LPN Acute Night Shift Differential - Wheat Ridge - job 1993430

West Pines Behavioral Health

Date: 06/23/2022

City: Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Salary: $2,548 - 4,526 per hour

Employment type: Full-time

To show our commitment to you and to assist with your transition into our organization, we will also offer up to a $5,000 sign-on and $5,000 in relocation assistance for experienced LPNs.


You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Senior Behavioral Health Licensed Practical Nurse.

Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.

You know how to stay organized and move fast. You thrive in fast-paced environments.

You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.


Senior Behavioral Health is an inpatient psychiatry program designed to address the often complex mental health and medical needs of older patients. We provide short term acute psychiatric stabilization for older adults who have a primary diagnosis of a mental health disorder.

Some of the symptoms we help with include:

  • Depression, crying spells or isolation

  • Loss of interest in activities and others

  • Insomnia

  • Mania

  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts or actions

  • Bizarre or changed behavior

  • Disorientation or memory impairment

  • Assaultive or destructive behavior

  • Emotional difficulty due to persistent medical conditions

West Pines Behavioral Health at Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our tight knit team specializes in helping adults ages 18 and older with psychiatric or addiction concerns.

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.


Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.

We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

Your day.

As a Senior Behavioral Health LPN you need to know how to:

  • Assist in collection of a holistic, age-specific admission history and physical assessment

  • Deliver nursing plan of care on all assigned patients

  • Maintain unit equipment and ensure that equipment is clean, stored in the appropriate storage area, and ready for use. Remove defective equipment from service and report any non-working or unsafe equipment or facility fixtures

  • Assist in scheduling tests ordered by the health care provider. Obtain appropriate treatment authorizations, schedule specialist appointments, call client companies, and schedule follow up appointments

  • Assist with discharge activities including completing discharge documents, reviewing post visit instructions related to medications, activity, and wound care, and follow-up appointments and questions.

Your experience.

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • Graduation from an accredited LPN program

  • Current LPN license is required

  • Current IV Certification or obtain IV Certification in the State of practice within 3 months of hire

  • Must demonstrate phlebotomy skills or successfully complete phlebotomy in service and competency within 3 months of hire

  • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association or the ability to obtain within sixty (60) days of hire (with prior approval), required (ACLS/NRP/PALS as appropriate for unit or service)

Are you a New Grad RN? Lutheran Medical Center offers new graduate residency programs to help provide you with additional support as you begin your nursing career with us. Check out our New Grad Featured Job section of our careers website to keep informed on which programs are currently accepting applications.

Your next move.

Now that you know more about being a Senior Behavioral Health LPN on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

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