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Licensed Practical Nurse

VIP Community Services Bronx, NY
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, Dental

POSITION SUMMARY: In a Residential Treatment facility under the direction of the Registered Nurse,

provides holistic, quality, safe, cost effective nursing care that promotes

recovery, safety, health and wellness.

POSITION TITLE: LPN

POSITION REPORTS TO: Nurse Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Demonstrate understanding of OASAS 820 regulations.
  • Able to provide nursing care to patients in the 3 elements of Residential Redesign known as Stabilization, Rehabilitation & Reintegration.
  • Reviews patient medical record and confirms consent for treatment has been completed and signed.
  • Able to complete required documentation on assigned patients adhering to department policy & procedure.
  • Understands and complies with regulatory agency mandates
  • Review, track and follow-up with pharmacy on patient prescriptions.
  • Review medications and prescriptions obtained by patients, and ensures accurate documentation on the Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or controlled substance records.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the medication process
  • Observes patients for medication side effects; adverse reactions and immediately notifies the appropriate staff.
  • Observes and reports sudden or subtle changes in patient behavior to the RN, NP/MD, and Program Director.
  • Provides health teaching
  • Documents and gives report to the on-coming shift
  • Responsible for confirming the controlled substance count is correct, and documented on the “End of Shift Record of Controlled Substances.”
  • Participates in quality improvement projects
  • Attends case conferences
  • Maintains good working relationships with all employees.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manager
  • Will be required to work every other weekend and some holidays

JOB COMPETENCY:

-Current NYS LPN License

-Minimal 3 years’ experience working inpatient or outpatient detox/rehab, residential treatment

-Current Infection Control Certificate

-Current BCLS completion card

-Excellent written and oral communication skills.

VIP Community Services

Why Work Here?

Founded in 1974 to fill the need for vital social services in The Bronx, VIP plays a key role in sustaining life in the community.

VIP has long recognized that for treatment to be successful long term, the drug lifestyle has to be replaced with positive elements — education, health care, mental health care, job training, life skills and work opportunities. VIP’s diverse treatment programs were — and remain – integrated. VIP is dedicated to empowering its clients with the tools they need to become self-sufficient.

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