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Job Title

Licensed Practical Nurse - Per Diem

Company : Educational Alliance, Inc.

Location : New York City, NY

Created : 2020-10-24

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description

The Center for Recovery and Wellness is a community center serving individuals and families facing substance use disorders, offering a holistic approach to addiction, from prevention, to formal treatment, to recovery services, and wellness programming. The Center for Recovery and Wellness is part of Educational Alliance, a 126 year-old New York institution, serving all New Yorkers with the belief that everyone should have a chance to live a better life and that arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and social services can help lay that foundation. EdAlliance “Perks” + Free Gym Membership to our Manny Cantor Center Gym + Discounts to programs at Educational Alliance + Competitive Salary JOB PURPOSE Perform nursing duties, medication administration oversight, and psychoeducation at the Center for Recovery and Wellness. Effectively interact with clients, significant others, and other treatment team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing. Serve as administrative coordinator for the Nursing team. Reports to RN. SCOPE OF INFLUENCE + Executes medical procedures and information gathering. Follows protocols and policies for medication management duties in the residential addiction treatment facility, and support outpatient facility as needed. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES Direct Services (70%) + Assess medical status of new and existing clients, refer for outside medical care when appropriate + Perform on-going assessments + Monitor physical health needs for patients receiving ancillary withdrawal services + Follow physician orders in a timely manner and maintain high standards of client care + Administer medications as prescribed, monitor for adverse effects + Available on-site daily for support to residents and for oversight and documentation of assisted self-medication + Dispose of all discontinued medication in compliance with regulations + Participate in the orientation of clients to the program and facility + Obtain and document health histories from overall Center for Recovery certified OASAS programs Administrative Tasks (20%) + Initiate and implement client care plans, interact with medical health care providers, oversee medical appointments, referrals, and follow-up appointments + Maintain the standards of accurate and complete recording and reporting of client’s files + Responsible for maintaining stock of supplies and equipment + Responsible for maintaining systems for medication tracking and any data reporting related to client medical/health information + Serve as primary point of contact for external organizations and/or vendors used primarily by the Medical Office Other (10%) + Attend regularly scheduled staff and program, meetings; attend professional and community meetings to effectively secure available services for clients. + Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Perform special projects and other duties as assigned. + Provide health and wellness, nutrition, and risk reduction groups/seminars as scheduled + Perform functions as program’s Health Coordinator or member of Health Education team, who will ensure the provision of education, risk reduction, counseling and referral services to all residents/regarding HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases and other communicable diseases. + Provide supervision to pharmacy tech on shift JOB REQUIREMENTS Required Knowledge + Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with valid New York State license + Experience working with substance abuse and dual diagnosis populations + Excellent computer skills, willingness and ability to learn new software required + Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information + Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Team-player, able to multi-task and handle challenging situations Role Key Competencies Leader Flexible Team Player Detail-Oriented Empathetic EEO Info All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.