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Licensed Practical Nurse (Nonprofit)
New Yrk, NY 10035
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  • Hiring Company: Odyssey House
  • Industry: Nonprofit
  • Compensation: to be determined
  • Expires: Jul 21, 2020
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Job Description

What if we could replace drugs and alcohol with health and happiness?


At Odyssey House, we believe that integrated care is the most effective approach to achieving that goal.

Integrated care combines both primary and behavioral health services to help our clients improve their total well-being, achieve a lasting recovery, and enjoy a more fulfilling life.

As a Licensed Practical Nurse, you will be responsible for Oversight of the medication Administration process. You will supervise the scheduling of medical and psychiatric appointments for all program residents. As an important part of the of the interdisciplinary team, you'll provide nursing and public health care services to program residents critical to the success of the recovery program.


For 50 years, Odyssey House has been helping New Yorkers tackle issues of mental health and substance abuse, so they can start their lives over again. Not just clean, but with a clean slate.


We call it “getting real” about recovery. And that’s more than a slogan. It’s our way of supporting the total well-being of our clients, and communities.


SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administer medication and document appropriately in Medication Administration Record (MAR).
Ensure the accuracy of the MAR at all times and enters all appropriate notations in the MAR regarding the administration or lack thereof for each client and each client’s medication.
Advise Providers in advance when there are no refill orders left on maintenance medications.
Fax, phone, electronically deliver, or by any other practical means, advise pharmacy of medications to be filled.
Continuously reviews medications in medication cart to remove expired or redundant medications.
Ensure the E-Boxes are in-date and complete at all times.
Communicate regularly with clinical staff regarding residents who are non-compliant with medication schedule.
Educate, train and supervise residents participating in the Medication Independence Training Program.
Instruct and educate patients about pharmacological/medical effects of any medications they take.
Triage medical problems and emergencies; document appropriately.
Monitor and document acute and chronic conditions of residents (i.e., blood pressure, glucose level, etc.).
Review and prepare medical consultation forms (Feedback Forms).
Documents services provided as required by supervisor, assuring that notes are complete, legible, signed and dated.
Check emergency equipment on a monthly basis, and document appropriately.
Maintain inventory and records of all medications and medical supplies in medication room.
Establish and maintain professional relationship with non-medical staff to ensure execution of developed treatment plans of residents.
Provide monthly health education seminars to residents according to supportive services schedule.
Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and case conferences.
Attend all required in-service training seminars.
Participate in quality improvement activities.
Other duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Minimum of (1) year experience working in a social service setting required.
Current New York State LPN License.
Current CPR & First Aid Certificate.
Proficiency with computer operation (Microsoft Word, Excel, AWARDS, and Outlook programs).