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Licensed Practical Nurse

CoulmbiaCare Services

This is a Full-time position in Pendleton, OR posted April 1, 2021.


Who We Are

ColumbiaCare is a non-profit, behavioral health and Veterans service agency offering a full spectrum of programming to help people get better. We are more than a company. We are a diverse team of individuals who are in the business of changing people’s lives. We specialize in providing outpatient services, residential treatment programs, mental health housing, and other supports in beautiful and therapeutic service settings. We promote the whole health and wellbeing of the individuals and communities we serve. We value and honor diversity in all forms, including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, spirituality, Veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome persons from historically underrepresented groups to apply. We seek applicants who can demonstrate experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and who will contribute to our mission, vision, and core values.

About the Programs

Salmon Run RTH is a Residential Treatment Home that serves 5 individuals who have a primary diagnosis of serious and persistent mental illness, and are under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB).

New Roads RTH is a Residential Treatment Home that serves 5 Young Adults in Transition who have a primary diagnosis of serious and persistent mental illness.

Columbia River Ranch RTF is a mental health Residential Treatment Facility that serves 11 treatment beds and 1 short term crisis resolution bed. This program operated by ColumbiaCare with clinical services provided by Community Counseling Solutions.

Position Details

We are looking for a qualified Licensed Practical Nurse to work as a member of a collaborative, dynamic team in our Health Services Unit based at our Portland Service Center in Portland, OR. This position provides, under general supervision, professional practical nursing care to mental health clients for behavioral health and recovery services. Will work with clinical and case management staff to coordinate care; and to perform related work within the scope of the licensed practical nurse. Administrative duties will apply. This position will report to the facility Administrator for day-to-day supervision and work assignments, and work collaboratively with the Health Services Director. Travel between programs will be required.

Work Schedule: Primarily, Monday–Friday with Rotating On Call Weekends

Additional Qualifications: Applicants must have knowledge of counseling techniques; theory and practice supporting mental health consumers; the ability to interact and relate to residents, staff, managers and others with professionalism and courtesy. Will be expected to exercise clear, consistent, appropriate, and therapeutic boundaries. Pro-actively problem solve and will be able to effectively assess and manage crisis situations. They will demonstrate effective verbal intervention skills in de-escalating clients, identifying risk situations, and managing aggressive behavior. In addition, you will receive crisis de-escalation training, which requires performing various physical, hands-on maneuvers and techniques.


MUST meet State of Oregon and ColumbiaCare credentials by the following criteria:

  • Possess a valid LPN license issued by the Oregon State Board of Registered Nursing
  • Maintain current First Aid/CPR certification and Food Handler’s Card
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; comprehend laws, administrative rules and regulations, and agency policies
  • Have working knowledge of medications, including Psychotropic drugs
  • Must be capable of devising treatment plans with consistent follow up
  • Ability to perform regular maintenance of patient records and treatment plans through Electronic Medical Records keeping system (CareLogic)

Successful applicants MUST also have a valid Oregon driver’s license, maintain a safe driving record, and the ability to pass a DHS criminal background check.

Pay & Benefits

Annual Salary of $42,000-$60,000 DOE. ColumbiaCare offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees, which includes: Medical/Dental/Vision coverage, 9 paid Holidays per year (eligible immediately), substantial Sick and Vacation accrual (12 days per year each), 403b Retirement Plan with up to a generous 6% company match immediately vested, Flexible Spending Account, Wellness Benefit of $400 per year and Company Paid Life Insurance Policy for employees. Our organization is qualified for federal student aid public service loan forgiveness program.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; therefore, we invite individuals from all walks of life to apply. We strive to deliver equitable employment best practices and opportunities for all, from recruitment, to interviewing and hiring, to our retention activities, promotions, and training and growth opportunities. We give priority to applicants who qualify under protected Veteran status.

Employment Type: Full Time
Years Experience: 1 – 3 years
Salary: $42,000 – $60,000 Annual
Bonus/Commission: Yes

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