The Nurse (LPN) will be responsible for the coordination and direct oversight of the medical services. The nurse will be responsible for the smoking cessation, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, HIV, AIDS, and substance abuse workshops, medication compliance, and one on one session with each client.
Salary range: $65,000.00 to $70,000.00
Four days/28 hours per week
Coordinating the care of clients;
Liaising with clients, relatives and fellow professionals in the community treatment team and attending regular meetings to review and monitor clients' care plans;
Visiting clients in their home to monitor progress; •Assessing clients' behavior and psychological needs; •Identifying whether and when clients are at risk of harming themselves or others.
Assessing and talking to clients about their problems and discussing the best way to plan and deliver their care;
Ensuring the correct administration of medication, including injections, and monitoring the results of treatment;
Responding to distressed clients in a non-threatening manner and attempting to understand the source of distress;
Applying 'de-escalation' techniques to help people manage their emotions and behavior;
Preparing and participating in group and/or one-to-one therapy sessions, both individually and with other health professionals;
Providing evidence-based individual therapy, such as cognitive behavior therapy for depression and anxiety;
Encouraging clients to take part in art, drama or occupational therapy where appropriate;
Organizing social events aimed at developing clients social skills;
Preparing and maintaining client records;
Producing care plans and risk assessments for individual clients;
Ensuring that the legal requirements appropriate to a particular setting or group of clients are observed;
Working with clients families and helping to educate them and the client about their mental health problems;
Promoting a 'recovery' based approach to care. Other duties as assigned by the Program Director or the Senior Director of Community Resources.
Bachelors or Associates' degree in nursing or alternate field.
NYS License as a Registered LPN or Registered Nurse required.
Experience working in the health field.
Phipps Houses and Affiliates is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, citizenship or national origin, ancestry, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.