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Nursing RN (Registered Nurse) OR MA (Medical Assistant). Job in Valparaiso Care Jobs

Valparaiso, Indiana
Job Type
Full Time
1 May 2022

PORTER STARKE IS LOOKING FOR A FULL TIME RN or MA for our Valparaiso location!

Porter-Starke Services is a non-profit community health center with offices in Northwest Indiana, including Valparaiso, Portage, and Knox. Our full continuum of care serves adults, families, adolescents, and children with mental health or substance abuse issues. We treat all clients on individual plans of care, tailored to specific needs. Porter-Starke Services is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life within our communities. Our mission embraces the external communities where we live, as well as the internal community where we work.


  • 401K w/ 20% company matching
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Competitive wages
  • Generous PTO
  • Employee discounts (cell phone service & YMCA)
  • Employee referral program
  • HSA/FSA accounts
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Tuition assistance and loan repayments
  • Casual Fridays 
  • Company paid life insurance policy
  • Company paid long term disability
  • Optional insurances (short term disability)
  • Employee recognition events
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free health screenings


The Nursing Staff recommends and oversees implementation of all medical policies and procedures for medical and nursing services, ensuring the safety and well-being of the clients utilizing these programs.  


  • Interacts with health care professionals and provides necessary care.
  • Reviews client's medication.
  • Assesses and develops treatment plans with the client's outreach coordinator as related to medical needs, medication.
  • Reviews and documents client response to medication and health status.
  • Assesses physical health of clients and confers with providers to coordinate care as needed.
  • Administers medications, including injections.
  • Conducts client education programs according to needs identified, including health and wellness education.
  • Plans, conducts or coordinates staff development programs based on need and as assigned.
  • Participates in staff meetings and other meetings as requested or assigned.
  • Completes electronic medical record documentation as required.
  • Trains and continuously evaluates staff on medication policies and procedures.
  • Interacts with health care professionals ensuring safety and well-being of clients.
  • Reviews and documents as needed the physical and mental condition of clients.
  • Coordinates the staff development programs, maintains records of in-service programs and staff participation and generates periodic reports.
  • Teaches specified courses for staff to develop specific skills needed to enhance services provided to clients.
  • Conducts client groups in health and wellness.
  • Coordinates medication reviews and staffing's with agency physicians.
  • Develops techniques and supervises clients to assure medication compliance when judged necessary by the treatment team.
  • Conducts record searches as requested by the treatment team or physician to obtain a history of medications and responses.
  • Interacts with providers, managed care and pharmacy to assist patients with obtaining medication.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • All medical policies and procedures specifically related to the various adult and children's services provided in a community mental health facility.
  • Safety regulations for the services of a community mental health facility.
  • Crisis and emergency protocols as they apply to the various types of services provided by the organization.
  • Pharmacology, medication administration techniques, and medication effects.
  • Basic first aid, infection control principles and public health requirements
  • The staff member must demonstrate skills in:
  • Signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorders
  • Interpersonal communication, problem-solving and organization.
  • Handling crisis and medical emergencies.
  • Interfacing and networking with outside contacts.
  • Presenting information and responding to questions from individuals and groups of clients, customers, co-workers and the general public.


Bachelors of Science in Nursing is preferred.

Medical Assistant program completion will be considered.


Minimum of 2 years' experience in mental health preferred.


Current Indiana license as a Registered Nurse is required.


Certified or Registered Medical Assistants with relevant experience will be considered.








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  • Job Reference: 579643463-2
  • Date Posted: 1 May 2022
  • Employer: Porter-Starke 601
  • Location: Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Nursing, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time