Join Our Team.
By working together, recovery is possible.
The center of our work is the dedication we share in supporting people's journey to recovery. We believe God is the ultimate healer and that through abstinence, miracles can happen in people's lives. Our team works to deliver quality addiction treatment and support for our clients and their family.
We are not strangers to the detrimental impact of addiction, but we are constantly inspired by the ways people turn their lives around. Many Tara staff members are in recovery themselves, and no matter your background, we accept you as you are. What matters most is your passion for helping others who are striving for recovery.
We're proud of what we do, and we're looking for others who are, too.
The Tara Difference.
We provide quality care to people and their families affected by addiction by promoting lifelong, continued recovery.
We are a home away from home for our clients and staff. A home is full of love and care, and it's a safe place to be.
Our staff is the true heart of the organization. We go out of our way to make clients and each other feel welcome.
What We Stand For.
Our staff lives these core values every day, and clients who come to Tara learn to live by them as well. They are critical to recovery, and they guide our actions.
Honesty is crucial from the day a person enters treatment and throughout their life in recovery. It's so foundational to recovery that it's the basis for the first step of any 12-step recovery program. Dishonesty at any stage of recovery can pose an immense risk to a person's sobriety, which is why it must always be carefully guarded against.
Addiction erodes trust between individuals, but trust allows a person to fight back against addiction. In many ways, trust is the polar opposite of addiction. As such, trust is an absolutely essential component of treatment and recovery. In fact, we believe that it is impossible to recover from addiction without placing our trust in other people.
Overcoming the habits and thought patterns of addiction is challenging. The most effective way to beat addiction is also the simplest and most straightforward: by putting in the work. Just as we expect our clients to work hard on their recovery, our staff members hold themselves to the same high standard. Our team always strives to work just as hard as the individuals they serve because they know that the effort they put into their clients' treatment directly impacts their chances at being successful in recovery.
Commitment is the desire to achieve a goal plus a personal pledge to do so. Any person who hopes to succeed in sobriety must be willing to go "all in" and dedicate themselves to the path that lies ahead. We believe the same level of commitment is also required from addiction treatment professionals, which is why we strive to cultivate this value among our staff and clients alike.
Now hiring RNs and LPNs for nights and evenings. Weekends required. 32 to 40 hours per week.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Completes admission process, including nursing assessment, vital signs, breathalyzer, urine drug screen, nutritional screening, medication inventory sheet, luggage and personal search and Detox Treatment Plan (if applicable).
- Monitors changes in health status, including but not limited to vital signs, weight, nutritional status and disease processes.
- Document accurate count of controlled substance medications per organization policy.
- Complete chronic pain assessment when indicated.
- Participates with the multi-disciplinary treatment team to develop a treatment plan that includes nursing intervention when applicable.
- Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation when performing nursing techniques for the comfort and well-being of the client.
- Provides education to clients and when appropriate their families regarding prescribed medications, including potential side effects, the importance of compliance, and any other pertinent information.
- Monitors, evaluates, and documents client condition and response to treatment.
- Notify Physician, Psychiatrist, Nursing Supervisor and/or Clinical Supervisor to significant changes in the client’s physical, mental, or medical condition. This includes difficulty with detoxification, medical emergencies, side effects of medication, unsatisfactory medication compliance/response or any other changes that might suggest a need for intervention.
- Receives, transcribes, and implements written and verbal physician orders.
- Monitors and assesses detoxification clients using standard COWS and CIWA protocol. Initiates appropriate medical response to withdrawal symptoms utilizing standing detoxification medication orders.
- Observes and facilitates client self-administered medication and utilizes established record keeping.
- Collaborates with client, family and multi-disciplinary treatment team in discharge planning when necessary.
- Assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and clients.
- Participate in all assigned meetings, staff development, and training as required.
- Complete paperwork requirements and maintain quality, up to date clinical records.
- Participate in on call rotation as required.
- Remain in compliance with internal and external policies, procedures, regulations, and standards.
Minimum Skills and Qualifications
- Current Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in the State of Indiana.
- Current Indiana Driver’s License or a valid picture identification issued by a state or federal agency.
- Current CPR certification.
- Scheduling flexibility, holiday and weekend rotation is required.
- Strong interpersonal and engagement skills.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to establish rapport.
- Ability to systematically gather data.
- Analyze and interpret data to determine treatment recommendations and priorities.
- Demonstrate knowledge and utilization of universal precautions in providing direct client care.
- Screen for psychoactive substance toxicity, intoxication, and withdrawal symptoms.
- Demonstrate adherence to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct.
- Participate in continuing professional development.
- Ability to oversee and accurately document self-administered medications.
- Ability to use de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques.
- Ability to develop a detoxification treatment plan.
- Ability to perform a chronic pain screening and assessment.
- Ability to implement physician orders in the client’s electronic medical record.
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Vision insurance
If you are interested in our openings, please fill out our form to receive additional informaation.
The Tara staff is like family to me. I have been blessed to learn from many great mentors over the years. We all work so well as a team and I could not imagine doing this without each and every one of them. I love it here!
Having a team behind you that is as supportive as Tara's makes the job incredible. I could not do this job without them.