Licensed Practical Nurse (Janian)
Center for Urban Community Services
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Post Date: Sep 26, 2019
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - New York
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Description
The Licensed Practical Nurse will work in collaboration with both CUCS and Janian Medical staff, which will include a primary care provider, psychiatrist, medical assistant, and social workers. Program services include: housing placement, comprehensive health, mental health, and case management services. Scheduled hours will be Monday through Friday from 3:00-11:00pm, with some flexibility.

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of a physician, nurse practitioner or registered nurse, LPN responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Ordering, storage, administration and documentation of medications for patients as per agency policy and training. The LPN has a management and leadership role in this process. Duties may include:
Checking medications into the system; maintaining accurate patient medication lists
Maintaining a highly organized medication cart
Maintaining an accurate and secure controlled substances drawer
Anticipate needed refills
Liaising frequently with pharmacy staff
Updating orders in a timely manner, from on-site and off-site providers
Dispensing medications to patients and documenting per agency policy
Upon orders from a Janian Medical Care provider, or in some cases a non-Janian provider, the LPN will:
Provide nursing care
Observe, measure, record and report clinical data relating to patient health status
Administer injections, such as: Long Acting Injectable (LAI) medications, Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) implantations, or vaccines.
Provide healthcare teaching and support as well as personal hygiene assistance/counseling to clients
Escorting and chaperoning patients to healthcare appointments
Communication with physicians and other providers to coordinate care and obtain information, reports and notes. Compilation of patient health information
Maintenance of medical office, including:
care and maintenance of medical equipment
maintaining inventory of medical supplies
Participating in staff meetings and other case conferencing meetings
Maintaining professional, working relationship with site staff

Skills
Requirements: LPN license required; at least one year experience with mentally ill population preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer literacy required. Close attention to detail is essential. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Our staff enjoys a supportive, collaborative work environment with expert supervision that encourages clinical excellence.

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