Nurse - LPN/RN

Posted: 01/01/2023



At Jefferson Center, it is our policy and our mission to be inclusive and mindful of the diversity of everyone who comes through our doors. We are passionate about building a community where mental health matters and equitable care is accessible to all races, ethnicities, abilities, socioeconomic statuses, ages, sexual orientations, gender expressions, religions, cultures, and languages.


The Walk In Center Nurse provides medical and psychiatric nursing services to consumers at the Walk-In Center.  Provide medical screening to determine need for immediate medical services. Collaborate with prescribers for emergency medication management including medication problems and side effects. Identify potential physical problems impacting the mental health of consumers. 

Essential Duties:

  • Completes standardized medical screening (including taking vital signs) for all consumers at the Walk-In Center to help determine the level of care necessary.
  • Identifies medical conditions requiring immediate medical attention and assists in facilitating referral to Urgent Care or Emergency Room.
  • Assesses consumer’s current medications and/or side effects including AIMS testing or any medical condition that may affect her/his mental illness.
  • Informs other WIC staff of medical conditions affecting the consumer’s health and affecting his or her mental status and treatment needs.
  • Works jointly with other WIC staff in coordination of follow-up care plan following assessment at WIC.
  • Provide consumers with medication education.
  • Attends and participates in group supervision, team and other meetings as appropriate.
  • Have an understanding of how trauma impacts the lives of the people being served, so that every interaction is consistent with the recovery process and reduces the possibility of retraumatization.
  • Participate in the Center’s training/educational programs designed to enhance knowledge about Trauma Informed Care, the impact of trauma and trauma recovery.
  • Ensure that delivery practices are guided by the principles of trauma informed care.

Other Duties:

  • Maintains acceptable attendance record.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Physical Requirements/Working Environment:

Ability to operate a personal computer. Ability to attend meetings at a variety of locations.


Note:  Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.


  • LPN, AARN, BSRN, MSRN or comparable license plus two or more years related experience and/or training in clinical and psychiatric setting.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in nursing.
  • Meets the requirements of applicable federal, state and organizational background check.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) helpful, but not required.

Grade 12 - LPN

  • $46,500 - $61,300**
  • *Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience.
  • *Salary is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week. Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the appropriate FTE

Grade 15-Registered Nurse

  • $63,000 to $83,000
  • *Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience.
  • *Salary is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week. Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the appropriate FTE


**BONUS OPPORTUNITY!! Three phase bonus paid out using the following schedule. ** Based on full time (40 hours/week). Prorate if less than 40 hours/week. Must work a minimum of 20 hours/week to be eligible for bonus.


Nurses RN/LPN

$2,500 one month anniversary

$2,500 6 month anniversary

$2,500 1 year anniversary

($7,500 total)


Benefits Include:

  • Flexible work schedule and remote work options (Jefferson Center will offer relocation assistance, up to $1,500, to out of state candidates willing to relocate to Colorado. Please contact Recruiting for more information.)
  • Medical (Kaiser or Cigna), Delta Dental, and EyeMed Vision insurance plans
  • Life, LTD/STD, and malpractice insurance paid by Jefferson Center
  • 401(k) plan with matching employer contribution and 403(b) option
  • 15% Wellness Discount on medical insurance plans for participating employees
  • 1 Paid Wellness Hour per week (based on FTE)
  • Health Insurance Reimbursement up to $125 per month
  • Generous Paid Time Off plus 13 paid holidays per year
  • Employees with 1 year of service are eligible for Supplemental Parental Leave up to 60 hours (based on FTE)
  • Extended Paid Bereavement Leave up to 20 days
  • Trauma Informed Care Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement after one year of employment
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Colorado Health Services Corps loan repayment plan options for participating employees.
COVID-19 Vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption is required for employment with Jefferson Center for Mental Health. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated (Received final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen) and provide proof, or have an approved medical or religious exemption, prior to their first day of employment. Information on how to request an exemption will be provided at the time of offer.

Wage Type: Salary

Now Hiring!: Full-Time

How to Apply: Visit the website listed

Required Candidate Screenings: Background Screen Required

Hiring Opportunities for All: Open to hiring people with disabilities,Open to hiring fair-chance workers,Open to hiring veterans