Licensed Practical Nurse

Cascade AIDS Project | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 2/20/2024

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Our House - Portland, OR

Position Type: Part Time

Salary Range: $32.04 Hourly

Travel Percentage: None

Job Shift: Day

Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Black, Indigenous, and all other People of Color (BIPOC), women, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and people living with HIV or other disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as a Federally Qualified Health Center (Look-A-Like) that provides the LGBTQ+ community and beyond with compassionate healthcare. CAP’s mission is to promote well-being and advance equity by providing inclusive health and wellness services for LGBTQ+ people, people affected by HIV, and all those seeking compassionate care. Our House provides integrated health and housing services to people with HIV. Guided by compassion, we provide 24-hour specialized care, supportive services, and independent housing support services. To learn more about us at,, and

The Our House Residential Care Facility (RCF) is a team of expert clinicians who work with people living with HIV who are having difficulty managing independent living. By tailoring nursing, social work, and therapeutic everyday activities our clients and residents are able to define what ‘living well’ means to them

CAP and Our House is excited to announce that we are hiring an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse. This position is responsible for performing the primary function of a licensed practical nurse by assisting in; planning, implementing, and evaluating the care of Our House residents under the supervision of a registered nurse. Our House is a small 14 bed facility. The LPN will be working shift wih one (1) medication technician and one (1) caregiver to support care delivery. The LPN will be providing direct care to the residents as well as environmental care of the facility by performing the following duties.


  • Performs nursing procedures in accordance with licensure and skill level, utilizing principles of safety and infection control.
  • Provides assistance with activities of daily living.
  • Works in collaboration with resident’s primary care provider, clinical staff, and support system.
  • Administers and documents medications and treatments using electronic medication administration record.
  • Contributes to the evaluation of the resident for appropriateness of care, medications, and treatments, as well as their response to the service plan.
  • Coordinates revisions of the service plan as needed and assists in implementing planned changes and activities to improve the quality of resident care.
  • Collects data regarding a resident’s status and reports the data in a timely manner to the RN to utilize in completing a nursing assessment of the resident.
  • Coordinates with RN to initiate standing orders per OH policy and required documentation.
  • Documents nursing care, observations, signs and symptoms, communication with team and providers, ADL assistance, and any other information as it applies to the resident’s physical, emotional, and social well-being.
  • Advocates for resident’s rights and quality care with providers.
  • Assists with orientation and training of new employees.
  • Educates residents, staff, volunteers, and students on aspects of nursing care relevant to residents under the scope of LPN practice.
  • Provides direction and information to co-workers and volunteers.
  • Assists with admission and discharge process.
  • Participates in shift planning with RN/CMA/CNA immediately after report.
  • Delivers a complete, clear, concise report at end of shift.
  • Reports and documents incidents, accidents, and errors.
  • Upholds resident rights, goals, house rules, and philosophy of Our House.
  • Attends nursing staff meetings and in-services.
  • Assists with the upkeep and cleaning of the building, including resident rooms, living room, kitchen, laundry, etc.
  • Assists with keeping the nursing area organized by stocking supplies, keeping work area clean and organized, filing, etc.
  • Respects and maintains privacy, confidentiality, and appropriate boundaries of residents, staff, and volunteers.
  • Maintains professional standards for licensure and current CPR certification.
  • Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

NOTE: This is a non-management, union-represented position. The compensation, benefits, and conditions of work for this position are collectively bargained.

COMPENSATION: $32.04 an hour + Shift differentials - $1 per evening and weekend shifts, COMPENSATION: $32.04 an hour + Shift differentials - $1 per evening and weekend shifts,

.7 FTE Position. Thursday-Saturday 6:30am-3:00pm and every other Wednesday

.7 FTE Position. Sunday-Tuesday 6:30 am -3:00pm and every other Wednesday

Successful candidates will have:

  • Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employee or others.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Education & Experience One year of relevant nursing experience preferred.
  • Certificates, Licenses and/or Registrations Current license in good standing to practice as an LPN in the state of Oregon.
  • CPR certified.


  • 1 year(s) nursing experience
  • Basic Life Support card
  • Valid nursing license in the state of Oregon.


  • Advanced knowledge of EMRs
  • Excellent bedside manner and communication skills
  • Ability to explain treatments and conditions to patients of all ages and diverse populations.
  • Working knowledge of health care laws and regulations
  • Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic, and sexually diverse populations and strong understanding of issues relevant to PLWHA, gay/bisexual/queer men, transgender individuals, the larger LBGTQ+ community, and how those issues affect or influence service delivery.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues in a professional environment to best serve the needs of a client/patient.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills at all levels and professional relationships, including interpersonal solid communication ability.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet.
  • Ability to work independently with accountability and exercise sound judgment, discretion, and professionalism at all time


  • Commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to resident care
  • Motivation to work with persons living with HIV who require all levels of care.
  • Willingness to work with persons with physical and emotional health challenges.
  • Ability to teach and empower residents toward self-care and independence.
  • Responsibility, dependability, flexibility.
  • Strong communication skills, warmth, and humor.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional relationships across a multicultural spectrum of organizations and professionals, including community partners and funders.
  • Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic, and sexually diverse populations and persons who have experienced houselessness, persons with a mental illness and/or substance use issues.
  • A strong understanding of issues relevant to people living with HIV, communities of color, and the LBGTQ+ community and how those issues affect or influence service delivery.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings.
  • Desire and ability to engage in equity and inclusion initiatives and discussions in the workplace, including but not limited to: engaging in training workshops, team and department meetings, and critical discussions for how CAP can better support the communities that we serve.
  • Experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and/or people with disabilities, chronic illness and/or other barriers to employment.
  • Lived experience of systemic oppression and non-dominant cultures. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; transgender, non-binary, and other LGBTQ+ people; and people with disabilities, including HIV.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings.
  • Knowledge of benefits programs available to People Living with HIV.


CAP is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.

Any non-temporary full-time or part-time employee (working .5FTE or greater) is considered eligible for the benefits. Benefits are adjusted based on FTE or hours worked. The below benefits is a representation of a 1.0 FTE or 40 hour work week.

Vacation + Leave

  • Generous Paid Time Off benefits including paid time for vacation, civic engagement, continuing education, and holidays. health leave per year


  • 401(k) Plan – CAP matches employee contributions up to 3% of salary, this benefit includes on-call and per diem staff

Health Coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account to set aside employee pre-tax dollars for unreimbursed medical and dependent expenses.
  • Medical and vision insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Kaiser Permanente)
  • Dental insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Lincoln or Willamette Dental)
  • Voluntary supplemental vision insurance (Lincoln)
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

Life Insurance + Disability + Family Leave

  • Life Insurance ($100,000) and AD&D insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for the employee (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Long-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Short-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)

Loan Forgiveness Programs – Employees are eligible to apply to the following programs.

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Oregon Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program (licensed and unlicensed providers)rgentJobs


CAP cares about the safety of our team members and clients. All new employees are required to provide proof of vaccination status to HR at the time of hire (unless a documented medical or religious exemption is requested and approved). Employees not subject to a state or federal vaccine mandate will be required to undergo regular testing for COVID-19 at no cost to the employee.

Salary32.04 Hour
Listing Type
Healthcare | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time | Part Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$32.04 Hourly -
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