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Licensed Practical Nurse (Per-Diem) in Queens, NY at Community Options

Date Posted: 10/27/2018

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Job Description

Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states. 

We are seeking Per-Diem Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to deliver care to individuals with disabilities in a community setting, utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation.

Per-Diem Shifts: 7 days available

  • 8am-4pm
  • 4pm-8am
  • 12am-8am

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.
  • Graduated from an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing Program.
  • Current LPN License in state of employment.
  • OPWDD experience a plus.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience providing nursing services to individuals with disabilities.
  • Must have experience with Bolus feedings, G-Tubes, and Suprapubic Catheters.
  • Able to accurately calculate medication dosages.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide prescribed treatment and health care procedures as ordered by a physician.
  • Create and distribute Individual Plan Medical/Health Reports detailing participants’ general health, health care goals, and physician recommendations for each participant.
  • Provide documentation regarding individual’s health status for various support people.
  • Advise supervisor of all concerns and/or issues related to the provision of nursing services.
  • Monitor the consumer's use of medications through Medication Administration logs.
  • Make referrals for needed medical services.
  • Provide quarterly in-service training for support staff and Managers.
  • Ensure MAR's are being followed through regular reviews and unannounced checks.
  • Assist in building a support network between the individual, family members, and the community.
  • Maintain health services supplies inventory and places supply orders when the inventory is low.
  • Submit URIs for medication errors or other medical concerns with assistance from Managers.

Working Conditions:

  • May be On-Call 24 hours a day for medical emergencies, in cooperation with other management staff.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds (weight of average manual wheelchair when chair is empty).
  • May perform tasks that involve exposure to various medical conditions, communicable diseases, blood, body fluids, or tissues.
  • Work will take place in the administrative office, community, and in the homes.

If interested, please click Apply Now or send resume to: resumes-QU@comop.org

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Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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