Services for the Underserved

  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Part-time

    Job Location US-NY-Jamaica
    Category
    Developmental Disabilities
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Position Overview

    The LPN will coordinate all medical/psychiatric care and medications for residents ensuring proper documentation, follow-up and regulatory compliance. Assist with hands-on training of residential staff to ensure this compliance is ongoing and current. Secondary responsibilities include resident care and oversight in AOL's.
     
    • Identify and organize appointments for week in conjunction with RN and Manager
    • Transports and accompanies residents on as scheduled medical appointments and completes all necessary follow-up upon return from appointment
    • Performs delegated nursing tasks as directed by the RN and under the supervision of the RN
    • Oversee coordination of all medication administration including verifying prescriptions, ordering medications, regulatory documentation, and staff administration of medications in conjunction with RN and under supervision of RN
    • Maintain medication inventory including prescription medications, over the counter medication and required first aid supplies are in stock at all times and that check expiration dates are routinely checked
    • Ensures maintenance of all medically related documentation (MAR, MD Consults, etc.)
    • Updates RN daily on resident's medical status
    • Responsible to complete all documentation prior to end of shift and report all issues/concerns to RN and Residence Manager
    • Completes the documentation of Occurrence Reports as required
    • Reviews and makes daily entries into House Log Book on all pertinent resident/residence related issues
    • Monitors resident progress and notifies applicable others of concerns, changes in behavior or of progress
    • Responsible to implement all directives issued by RN and Manager as needed
    • Handles telephone calls and inquiries; provides necessary follow-up; keeps family and management notified when necessary
    •  Knows and applies emergency procedures in event of a crisis including fire safety
    • Acts as liaison between Residence, Day Program, Physicians and families on all resident medical related issues
    • Provides individual residents instruction and/or assistance with daily living skills and rehabilitation or social skills in accordance with Individual Service Plan
    • Provides ongoing training to residents and staff in areas of need identified in Individual Service Plan in conjunction with RN & Manager
    • Provides hands-on client specific training to staff members as directed by RN
    • Attends annual and semi-annual reviews providing medical input in absence of RN involvement
    • Visits residents in hospital, as needed and coordinate Discharge Plan in conjunction with RN
    • Completes necessary residential habilitation notes, progress notes and other required documentation
    • Complies with OSHA regulations and universal precautions, AMAP Training, annual recertification training and annual PPD clearance as per agency policy
    • Attends various meetings/in-services, participates in staff meetings in conjunction with mandatory annual in-services as directed by Residence Manager I RN
    • Supervises residents' intake of medication as prescribed in accordance with OMRDD approved Medication Administration Procedure
    • Maintains friendly and professional working atmosphere
    • Maintains professional appearance
    • Ensures residents are always treated with dignity

    Schedule: Monday- Friday 7a-3p/3p- 11p and alternate weekends 

     

    Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays

     

    Qualifications

    • Education: New York State License Nurse
    • Experience:  Specialized training in I/DD and/or one year experience in community health care services, excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail and interpersonal skills; strong team building skills; computer skills and knowledge of word processing; demonstrated ability to work effectively with men and women of diverse races, ethnicities, ages and sexual orientations in a multicultural environment.

    SPECIAL SKILLS:                    

    • CPR and First Aid Trained
    • Must be a team player in order to interact with Administrative and Managerial staff as well as Supervisory and Line Staff, as appropriate
    • Have a strong sensitivity to cultural differences in order to work well with staff, individuals and families served.
    • Able to set limits, maintain role, work collaboratively and respectfully

    Keywords: Direct service professional, counselor, residential counselor, direct care counselor, habilitation specialist, human services, social services, social worker, case manager, health services, developmental disabilities, mental health behavioral health, OPWDD, OMRDD

     

    SUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    Company Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island. Learn more about S:US, our mission, and values by visiting sus.org.

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