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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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Odyssey House, Inc.
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New York, NY
New
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Published 19 days ago

MAJOR FUNCTIONS: 

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for oversight of the medication administration process. She/he supervises the scheduling of medical/psychiatric appointments for all residents. The Licensed Practical Nurse participates as an active member of the Interdisciplinary Team, providing nursing and public health care services to program residents and ensuring that all medical appointments are kept as scheduled. 

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Administer medication and document appropriately in Medication Administration Record (MAR).
  • Ensure the accuracy of the MAR at all times and enters all appropriate notations in the MAR regarding the administration or lack thereof for each client and each client’s medication.
  • Advise Providers in advance when there are no refill orders left on maintenance medications.
  • Fax, phone, electronically deliver, or by any other practical means, advise pharmacy of medications to be filled.
  • Continuously reviews medications in medication cart to remove expired or redundant medications. 
  • Ensure the E-Boxes are in-date and complete at all times.
  • Communicate regularly with clinical staff regarding residents who are non-compliant with medication schedule.
  • Educate, train and supervise residents participating in the Medication Independence Training Program.
  • Instruct and educate patients about pharmacological/medical effects of any medications they take.
  • Triage medical problems and emergencies; document appropriately.
  • Monitor and document acute and chronic conditions of residents (i.e., blood pressure, glucose level, etc.).
  • Review and prepare medical consultation forms (Feedback Forms).
  • Documents services provided as required by supervisor, assuring that notes are complete, legible, signed and dated.
  • Check emergency equipment on a monthly basis, and document appropriately.
  • Maintain inventory and records of all medications and medical supplies in medication room.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationship with non-medical staff to ensure execution of developed treatment plans of residents.
  • Provide monthly health education seminars to residents according to supportive services schedule.
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and case conferences.
  • Attend all required in-service training seminars.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Other duties as required. 

REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

  • Minimum of (1) year experience working in a social service setting required. 
  • Current New York State LPN License. 
  • Current CPR & First Aid Certificate. 
  • Proficiency with computer operation (Microsoft Word, Excel, AWARDS, and Outlook programs).  

MAJOR FUNCTIONS: 

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for oversight of the medication administration process. She/he supervises the scheduling of medical/psychiatric appointments for all residents. The Licensed Practical…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Commensurate based on experience and benefits package

Benefits

Why Join Our Team:

·        You believe in holistic approaches to treating mental illness and substance use

·        You are invigorated by working within the rehabilitation industry

·        Generous PTO Package

·        403(b) Deferred Contribution Plan

·        Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage

·        Life Insurance

·        Short/Long Term Disability

·        Flexible Spending Account

·        Employee Assistant Plan

·        Plum Benefits

·        Corporate Counseling Associates (CCA) EAP

·        And so much more!

Why Join Our Team:

·        You believe in holistic approaches to treating mental illness and substance use

·        You are invigorated by working within the rehabilitation industry

·        Generous…

Location

On-site
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to APPLY!

Only qualified individuals will be contacted.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to APPLY!

Only qualified individuals will be contacted.

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