Outreach Development Corporation Part Time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Queens, New York
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Outreach is seeking a qualified candidates for the position of Part Time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to work in our adolescent residential facility located in Ridgewood, Queens. The PTLPN is responsible for the delivery and implementation of patient health services. The FT LPN serves as a member of the treatment team. There are two positions available:
Saturday & Sunday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM
What You Will Do:
Conduct and/or monitor all medication calls and health calls as scheduled.
Work with both clients and guardians to schedule medical appointments to assist clients in maintaining optimal health and conduct any follow up as required.
Work with Agency psychiatrist regarding client medication and pharmacy refills to insure prescriptions are filled/re-filled in a timely manner; contacting guardians regarding medications and medication changes, and assisting with Order Connect data entry and monitoring.
Provide on-site health services to address emerging and/or current health needs of client(s).
Provide training and guidance to key staff members in order to deal with emergency health situations that might arise with clients.
In conjunction with facility managers, establish and monitor health related policies and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
In a health emergency, provide immediate first aid to individual(s) in need and monitor situation until emergency services arrives, assessing them of the situation. When necessary, escort client(s) to emergency and/or health facility.
Conduct health assessments (including but not limited to a nursing intake/health history, tobacco use history and cessation plan and communicable disease risk) of substance abusers to make recommendations on appropriateness for participation in treatment as it relates to health matters and determine the need for physical exam or other health services.
When requested by the medical director the LPN may be present during physical exams
Who You Are:
Must be a NYS Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Experience working in a substance abuse treatment setting or special populations required.
Experience working with adolescents a plus.
Bilingual a plus.
Must be able to work one of the schedule options listed above.
Must be able to work occasional holidays.
Flexibility in scheduling a plus.
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
Experience with AVATAR electronic health records a plus.
At Outreach, we enjoy a strong work-life balance, excellent benefits, and ongoing professional training. Our enthusiastic employees love what they do and the positive impact they make every day. Outreach embraces diversity and promotes a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated and respected.
Our employees are the reason Outreach ranks among the most respected health and human services providers in New York City and Long Island. In fact, we have been named one of the “Best Companies to Work for in New York” a total of nine times since 2010.
Communities throughout Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island turn to Outreach for a vast array of treatment and training needs. We customize our services to increase our access to a wide range of individuals and groups including Families, Justice System, Aspiring Professionals, EAPs/MAPs and Community Members. Outreach’s treatment services are licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services ( OASAS (https://oasas.ny.gov/) ) and employ best practices in line with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services’ (SAMHSA) indicators of quality treatment (https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/PEP18-TREATMENT-LOC/PEP18-TREATMENT-LOC.pdf) .
An EEO employer, we enjoy exceptional workforce retention – many of our employees have been with Outreach for 10 years or more, some starting as part-timers and now working in full-time senior management.
Adding to our outstanding benefits, some members of Outreach’s clinical and professional staff may be eligible for student loan forgiveness and repayment plans for persons working in public service, education, and health care, including the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) Plan, or the New York State Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness (LSWLF) Program. Outreach’s NYC outpatient programs are also approved for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Substance Use Disorder Loan Repayment program, for eligible clinicians.