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Licensed Practical Nurse - ACT
Center for Urban Community services
Licensed Practical Nurse-Full Time
1 Part Time Position- CUCS ACT team
The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives for homeless people, invites applications for a part time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at CUCS’ Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team.
ACT is an Evidence Based Practice with a mobile team approach that has proven success in serving adults with psychiatric disabilities in community-based settings. The program provides intensive outpatient treatment ‘in vivo’ in their community of choice. The program facilitates recovery and increased stability including symptom reduction, improved daily functioning and quality of life whether in a consumer’s home, with family, peers, community and in the areas of education and work. The ACT program seeks to reduce inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations, emergency room and mobile crisis visits by providing accessible psychiatric treatment.
The ACT team serves adults with histories of poor treatment or medication compliance. These individuals frequently have co-occurring substance abuse and medical problems as well as involvement with the criminal justice system, and/or may be court-ordered to receive case management and treatment services under the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) program. The ACT team serves clients in Manhattan and the Bronx.
The staff is multidisciplinary, composed of a part-time psychiatrist, RN, LPN, Licensed Social Workers and paraprofessional case managers. Staff receive extensive training in Evidence Based Practices including Motivational Interviewing, Wellness Self-Management and Behavioral Treatment Interventions for substance abuse.
The Licensed Practical Nurse will carry a small caseload with full case management responsibilities, assist the RN with Health Assessments, medication management and provide injections, monitor client vitals, blood sugars and other medical conditions, act as liaison to medical providers and provide back-up to clients with medical conditions.
Responsibilities: Under the supervision of a physician, nurse practitioner or registered nurse, LPN responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Provide ACT services to a small client caseload
Medication administration and monitoring
Maintenance of medication database and logs
Assistance with health assessments and screenings
Provision of health and treatment education and support to patients
Escorting and chaperoning patients to healthcare appointments
Communication with physicians and other providers to coordinate care and obtain information, reports and notes
Maintenance of medical office including care and maintenance of medical equipment and maintenance of inventory of medical supplies
Provision of care and treatment at the direction of physician, nurse practitioner or registered nurse
Integrate work with program’s social service staff and physicians and other nursing staff
Requirements: LPN license required; diver’s license required within 3 months of hire; experience with mentally ill population preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, close attention to detail and computer literacy required. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required.
We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Our staff enjoys a supportive, collaborative work environment with expert supervision that encourages clinical excellence.
Please be advised that you must upload your cover letter and resume in one document.
Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for.
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Posted on 04/27/17; CVMHA ID #10966