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  • $20-$34 an hour depending on profession

  • Full time or Part time 

  • Ebel Recovery Center - 12 hour shift – overnights from 6:30 pm to 7:00 am

  • C.O.R.E. Center - Shift Rotation Options: Rotating Day/Night; Straight Day; Straight Night

  • C.O.R.E. Center - Weekend Rotation Options: Every 3rd Weekend; Straight Weekends

  • Full benefits (Full time positions only)


Ebel Recovery Center:

LCBHS has one position open for a full time RN/LPN or certified EMT for the overnight shift in our inpatient Drug and Alcohol treatment/detox and crisis unit. This position will assist with client admissions, assessments, screenings, medication administration/ monitoring, and answering crisis calls in a team approach. Candidate must possess current nursing license and ability to pass criminal background check. Preference given for mental health, addiction and emergency care experience.

C.O.R.E. Center:

LCBHS is recruiting for a nursing position for our C.O.R.E. Center. The position will be responsible to provide nursing care to youth and adults experiencing mental health and addiction crisis. The role will be primarily positioned at The Core Center, which provides 24/7 crisis care services for youth and adults, while also performing duties at the Ebel Recovery Center, which provides substance use treatment and detoxification services for adults.


The position will operate within the nursing scope of practice, coordinate care delivery to ensure patients have their needs met in accordance with professional standards of practice through physician orders, agency policies and procedures, project goals, as well as federal, state, and local guidelines.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform triage assessments for youth and adults, identifying potential risks and possible options for support/intervention, in collaboration with crisis care staff and the advanced practice provider.

  • Assess and monitor current physical and psychological health condition, providing education regarding conditions, treatment, and medication management.

  • Assess and monitor patient’s withdrawal from mood-altering chemicals, providing care and administering medications per protocol, with the goal of ensuring the patient detoxifies safely. Facilitate transfer to a higher level of care when indicated.

  • Observe patients taking prescribed medications and document in the MAR. Provide supervision of patient self-administration of medications, reporting of errors, medications refused, incident reports and related documentation.

  • Complete admission process of patients and document accordingly.

  • Monitor and supervise technician staff to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.

  • Maintain therapeutic posture with patients experiencing emotional instability, exercising self-control in volatile situations such as verbal/physical threats and/or confrontation. Assist in conflict resolution and de-escalation.

  • Provide restraints for patients with behavioral safety concerns as needed.

  • Maintain patient confidentiality. Immediately report safety concerns related to patient care issues, maintenance concerns, property destruction, theft, or any other safety concern preventing or directly or indirectly impacting the effective provision of treatment services.

  • Assist with training of new staff as required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the leadership team.

Required Licensure / Certification and Experience / Abilities:

  • South Dakota RN or LPN license required.

  • Previous experience with inpatient medical care, withdrawal management, and behavioral healthcare preferred.

  • CPR certification required within 30 days of hire.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Must possess strong assessment and decision-making skills, in consideration of transfer to a higher level of care.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, other professional agencies, other employees, supervisors, and the public.

  • Sensitivity to special needs of the patients; and ability to recognize, and work with cultural and ethnic differences.

  • Ability to community effectively, orally and in writing.

  • Ability to plan and organize time effectively.

  • Ability to interpret and follow written state guidelines.

  • Ability to follow directives of supervisors.

Hiring Insights


Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health Services (LCBHS) is an integrated behavioral healthcare agency offering a variety of different programs in southeastern South Dakota. LCBHS provides residential, outpatient, and inpatient programs as well as patient-centered medical homes, medication-assisted treatment, and crisis services to individuals experiencing substance use disorders or mental illness. LCBHS is considered by many to be the premiere, fully integrated non-profit provider of substance use disorder and mental health services in Southeastern South Dakota.

Staff and Facilities

LCBHS provides services with a staff of 170 individuals from office locations in Yankton, Vermillion, and Lake Andes, South Dakota. Plans are well underway for the consolidation of the Yankton locations into one state-of-the-art facility. We are proud to adhere to a “no wrong door” treatment approach that allows ready access to an integrated array of services regardless of the access point.

About our Culture, Commitment to Employees

  • The leadership at LCBHS is committed to ongoing professional development for their staff.

  • Our employees experience professional growth through ongoing training and cutting-edge treatment practices. 

  • LCBHS pays for required CEU’s, licensing fees and certifications.

  • Options are available for student loan repayment through the National Health Service Corp or South Dakota State Loan Repayment Program.

  • LCBHS is a training site for most, if not all, behavioral health specialties.

  • We know life happens, that’s why all employees start with a plan that allows 10 paid holidays, 3 weeks of paid vacation and provisions for paid sick leave and paid emergency family leave.

  • Flexible work hours are available to accommodate life demands.

  • LCBHS invests in employees with a pensions plan providing up to a 6 percent match and immediate vesting.

  • LCBHS employees are supported by strong and competent leadership available 24/7.


LCBHS offers an excellent benefits package! (Full time positions only)

  • Three weeks paid vacation per year, 10 paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid individual employee health insurance, life insurance, available vision and dental insurance, dependent care savings, health care savings, 401K with up to 6 percent employer match - 100% vested upon enrollment, potential student loan repayment and more!


Come join our family-oriented team of passionate individuals who are serious about making a difference in the lives of our patients and the communities we serve.

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