ICL

Licensed Practical Nurse

US-NY-Bronx
Position Number
77542702
Department
East 170th
Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt

Overview

Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and Residence Manager renders nursing care as assigned by registered nurse in accordance with recognized nursing techniques, procedures and established standards based on the scope of practical nursing.

 

Responsibilities

  • Continuous responsibility (24/7) for individuals residing in community residence.

 

  • Crisis assessment and intervention.

 

  • Symptom assessment, management, and supportive counseling

 

  • Assist consumers to obtain the basic necessities of life.

 

  • Provide assistance to consumers in structuring and performing basic daily activities.

 

  • Assists consumer in the development and support of social activities and relationships.

 

  • Provides support to the program participants’ families and significant others.

 

  • Maintains accurate and timely case records, including but not limited to: weekly progress notes, quarterly service plan reviews, assessments and medical records.

 

  • Provides and/or arranges for emergency medical care.

 

  • Assesses consumers’ health condition on a daily basis.

 

  • Effectively communicates consumers’ changing needs and plan of care among team members.

 

  • Reports consumer needs, problems, and observations regarding consumer’s health to the registered nurse and/or physician.

 

  • Assist in the formulation of a nursing diagnosis and treatment plan recommendations, including short-term and long-term goals as part of an inter-disciplinary team.

 

  • Records observations and actions.

 

  • Conducts or assists other team members in providing informational and educational discussions and materials with consumers on topics such as: the effects of medication, coping skills, assertiveness training, sexuality, etc.

 

  • May conduct basic first aid training for consumers.

 

  • Provides information concerning health referrals to consumers such as: health resources in the community, etc.

 

  • Participates in staff development activities and programs

 

  • Maintains current first aid and CPR certification.

 

Perform other related job duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Must possess valid NYS license as Licensed Practical Nurse and current NYS registration, plus at least one year of experience providing services to individuals with mental disabilities

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