LPN with BRC's Lexington Women's Residence (Homeless Shelter)
- Job posted by Bowery Residents' Committee
This 103-bed women's shelter in Brooklyn serves a population suffering from multiple issues including mental illness, substance abuse and serious medical problems. The program offers the full range of case management services as well as on-site psychiatric and medical care. It also incorporates a workforce development component for women who can benefit from this service. The Lexington Avenue Women's Residence is funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services.
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
- Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday; 8:00a - 10:00p
- Sunday, Thursday, Friday; 8:00a - 10:00p
- Saturday, Monday, Wednesday; 8:00a - 10:00p
Conduct nursing intakes and ongoing health monitoring. Dispense medication, monitor client compliance, process physicians' orders, and obtain prescriptions. Liaison with medical and psychiatric providers and hospitals. Provide patient education. Respond to medical emergencies and provide emergency first aid/CPR when needed. Respond to other program crises as well. Work collaboratively with staff from other departments to fulfill program mission. Ensure compliance with regulatory and agency guidelines. Related duties as assigned.
NYS LPN license required. Minimum two years LPN employment and experience working with individuals with mental illness, the homeless, and/or individuals with history of substance abuse strongly preferred. CPR/AED/first aid/naloxone certifications or willingness to be certified required. Basic computer literacy also required. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary. Bilingual preferred.
BRC is among the most comprehensive, effective, and fastest growing agencies in NYC serving homeless New Yorkers. With a $77 million budget and over 800 employees, BRC has 27 programs throughout the New York City area that work together to form a seamless continuum of caring and effective services to meet all of a client's needs. We employ a holistic approach, helping clients achieve health, wellness, and economic self-sufficiency, offering an array of housing and services for more than 10,000 of New York's neediest residents. BRC has an entrepreneurial culture with a track record of innovation. BRC is highly successful and has been recognized for it, most recently as a winner of the NY Community Trust's Nonprofit Excellence Award and as a national finalist for the Drucker Prize for innovative management. Staff at BRC works together collaboratively to address some of the greatest social challenges of our City and does so using a compassionate and respectful approach. In our most recent survey, 95% of our employees said they would recommend BRC as a good place to work. For more information about BRC, please see our website at www.brc.org.
Minimum Education Required