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START Treatment and Recovery Centers | Brooklyn, NY
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START Treatment and Recovery Centers


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Published 7 days ago

$47,000 - $53,000

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Registered Nurse will provide for medication dispensing and nursing assistance in the diagnosis, and continuous primary medical care to START patients. Will act and function as the HIV Coordinator of services for the medical unit

Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Head Nurse in the performance of the Head Nurse's duties.
  • In the absence of the Head Nurse the most senior LPN will perform all Head Nurse Responsibilities to assure the continued operation of the clinic.
  • Verifies the identification and observes the behavior of patients to whom medication or other medical services are provided.
  • Will act as the HIV Coordinator for the medical unit. This includes the responsibility for tracking the HIV patients for medical care.
  • Must adhere to all procedures referable to accounting for medication dispensed to patients and reporting any deviations immediately to the Head Nurse.
  • Maintains the medical charts, the medical unit appointment book and daily visit log book.
  • Performs the appropriate independent nursing follow-up care of patients.
  • Assists in the identification and recall of patients for follow-up medical and nursing care. This includes the monitoring of urine toxicology.
  • Assists in the performance of admission and annual physical examinations.
  • Provides the physician or physician assistant with urine toxicology and other laboratory data as they become available.
  • Attends on a punctual basis at least ten medical meetings annually and shall serve as a member of one of the Division's Standing Committees.
  • Performs any and all tasks necessary to improve the quality of care, to improve the productivity of medical staff, and to improve patient satisfaction with the medical/nursing care they receive.
  • Performs any and all tasks necessary to enhance reimbursement and reduce denials for services rendered.
  • Performs phlebotomy, EKGs, immunizations, vital signs and assists in urine collection.
  • Assists the physician or physician assistant in the performance of pelvic examinations.

Qualifications:

·      Licensed Practical Nursing state certification required:

·      Bachelors Degree preferred

·      Three (3) years of nursing experience is preferred. 

·      Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of electronic medical records required.

·      Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and co-workers. 

·      Strong team work capabilities.

·      Passionate about working with individuals who needed assistance.

·      Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.

Physical Requirements

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Licensed Practical Nurse job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position.

While performing the responsibilities of the Licensed Practical Nurse job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Limitations and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Registered Nurse will provide for medication dispensing and nursing assistance in the diagnosis, and continuous primary medical care to START patients. Will act and function as the HIV Coordinator of…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Professional

How to Apply

Please email your resume to nstedman@startny.org with the Subject Line "LPN Career Opportunity - Idealist"

Please email your resume to nstedman@startny.org with the Subject Line "LPN Career Opportunity - Idealist"

Location

937 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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