Licensed Practical Nurse – All Shelters (Full Time)
Project Renewal

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Post Date: Nov 12, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - New York City
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Description
Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $120 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

Title:    Licensed Practical Nurse – All Shelters (Full Time)
        
Overall Responsibilities:

LPNs are embedded in PRI Shelters to provide on-site nursing services under the direction of the Director of Nursing Operations and/or the Director of Primary or Behavior Health Care for issues related to medical care, medical management and nursing services to PRI clients. LPNs have dual reporting responsibilities to the on-site Program Director for daily program interactions and administration/management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:        
•        Management of medication system for all clients at shelter, including
o        receiving and reviewing prescriptions and medications
o        ordering medications from pharmacy
o        safe storage of medications
o        ensuring that clients have appropriate supplies and access to medications
o        Monitoring client reactions for side effects and reporting to prescribing provider.
•        Provides nursing screening of all new clients
•        Assists in triaging psychiatric, medical and substance abuse problems to appropriate providers
•        Participates in weekly clinical meetings with medical staff AND with shelter case management & administrative staff
•        Communicates regularly with on-site psychiatric and medical providers, case managers and on-site operations & administrative staff
•        Communicates with off-site psychiatric providers as necessary and appropriate
•        Administers morning and afternoon medications
•        Administers decanoate injections according to orders of psychiatric provider
•        Provides medication teaching as needed
•        Assesses each client’s knowledge of medications and ability to self-administer medications
•        Provides ongoing health education and support to clients
•        Maintains documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures
•        Assist with tele-psychiatry operations as scheduled with tele-psychiatry provider at Project Renewal
•        Coordinates activities of evening LPN as needed, respective to site

Education Credentials/Requirements:
•        New York State licensed LPN
•        Working with homeless individuals preferred.
•        Must have the ability to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff.
•        Must have knowledge Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.


To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: healthcarecareers@projectrenewal.org

Notes
We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); FSAs (health care, dependent care & commuter expenses); Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Generous Paid Vacation, Personal Days, Sick and Holiday