License Practical Nurse

Praxis Housing Initiatives, Inc., 130 W 29th Street,  New York, NY  10001

JOB DESCRIPTION

Notice:  Job Descriptions may change at any time.  Described jobs may be altered, restructured or deleted at the discretion of management.  All employment at Praxis, unless otherwise noted, is “at will.”
Title: LPN – License Practical Nurse
Supervisor: Site Director
Category: Non-Exempt
Job Summary: A Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for assisting in the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.
Duties:

 

A)      Assists in the assessment of the physical, psychological and social dimensions of patients and advises the Site Director of changes in status.

B)      Administer prescribed medications and treatments.

C)      Provide general nursing care to patients.

D)      Provide, participate, and assist in therapeutic activities.

E)      Maintain patient medical records.

F)       Observe, document, and report changes in the physical and mental conditions of the tenants.

G)      Be team-oriented.

H)     Handle crisis situations in a calm and effective manner.

I)        Demonstrate excellent work habits such as punctuality, attendance, and observation of safety regulations.

J)        Foster appropriate workplace behaviors, demeanor, and interpersonal skills in accordance with the Department’s Standards of Conduct and Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct.

K)      Manage care provided by other health and mental health service providers.

L)      Coordinate and directly provide health education for residents such as smoking cessation, diabetes management, Hepatitis C management and other chronic diseases.

M)    Coordinate and provide staff training on health and mental health-related issues.

N)      Assist with acute care coordinating.

Qualifications:

 

Education:

License:

B.S. Degree from an Accredited School of Nursing.

Valid  NYS licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse

Experience:

 

Skills:

 

Minimum of three (3) years experience working with special needs populations

Commitment to working with individuals who are medically challenged; mentally ill and Substance Abusers.

Fluency in Spanish is a plus