Cabrini Licensed Practical Nurse
Catholic Charities, Brooklyn & Queens

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Post Date: Mar 31, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - Brooklyn
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The Licensed Practical Nurse works as an integral member of the team providing services to senior residents who are aging in place. The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for providing a range of wellness services to meet the behavioral health and care issues affecting those living independently within the Housing buildings.

The Licensed Practical Nurse will be responsible for developing and implementing practices and protocols specific to a senior population. Residents in crisis or with behavioral health needs (such as hoarding, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders) will be reached out to, engaged and treated by the Licensed Practical Nurse. The professional will develop an individualized plan to address needs and include family, significant others and healthcare providers whenever possible. The primary goal of this employee is to support residents to maintain permanent affordable housing or, where appropriate, aide in transitioning to more appropriate housing. The Licensed Practical Nurse is part of the team and assists team members and building staff in understanding the needs of seniors and help improve their quality of life.   
* Assesses senior residents to establish a care plan according to their needs.
* Responsible for tracking information/ deliverables for the Cabrini grant funds.
* Lead workshops for residents on issues related to elder care, senior referrals and rights, end-of-life planning.
* Encourage residents to participate in on-going wellness and social activities.
* Provide advocacy and education to seniors
* Facilitate coordinated care for targeted critical/high need tenant cases.
* Works through team approach in partnership with building property management and maintenance staff to identify and respond to tenants in need.
* Works with resident and their families to discuss options to help residents age in place.
* Completes documentation, both paper and electronic in a timely manner.
* Provide counseling and therapy.
* Provide in-service training and be available to consult with staff.
* Conduct and prepare assessments, case logs, documents case notes, care plans for tenants.
* Refer and link tenants to service providers in the local community.
* Establish and maintain contacts with families and health facilities when resident’s s are in hospitals and rehab facilities, and helps formulate aftercare plans.
* Responds to emergency situations and provide crisis intervention.
* Contact and follow-up with service providers put in place for tenants such as Adult Protective Services, outpatient behavioral health, substance use treatment and healthcare providers.
* Strictly adheres to and enforces all the Agency policies regarding Confidentiality and Corporate Compliance regulations and maintains compliance with HIPAA regulations.
* Offer time-limited groups as appropriate on such issues as loss and depression, living with illness, substance use issues and family/relationship maintenance.
* Attend staff meetings and trainings as required
* Participate in the development and facilitation of staff training and in-services for social service, property management staff on relevant social service topics.

* NYS Licensed Professional Nurse
* Must have certification in gerontology or 3 years of experience working with the geriatric population.

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