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Child & Family Services of NY Licensed Practical Nurse in Buffalo, New York


Position Summary: The nurse is responsible for providing education to youth/adolescents, adults, and guardians regarding mental health services, systems, medications, and side effects. The nurse will also act as a liaison between the Agency and various organizations (e.g. pharmacies, primary care) within the community. This position functions within the outpatient mental health clinic.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Meet with clients receiving services from the clinic psychiatric provider to collect vital signs, weights, review medication benefits and side effects

  • Assure there are informed consents for medications

  • Provide any information necessary for the proper dispensing of medication at home, and when needed, at school

  • Communicate any medication, behavioral or primary health concerns to psychiatric provider, guardian (as applicable) and client's therapist

  • Document any concerns in the client's chart and monitor as needed

  • Complete prior authorizations with insurance companies to ensure clients receive appropriate medications as determined by the psychiatric provider

  • Return phone calls from pharmacies to clarify questions regarding scripts, refills, and other inquiries

  • Review all Laboratory test results and discuss any concerns with the psychiatric provider

  • Work collaboratively with mental health therapists regarding behavioral health concerns and outcomes

  • Ensure completion of appropriate documentation in all clients' charts as deemed appropriate

  • Demonstrates appropriate communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Must participate in various program committees i.e. Special Incident Review, Case Conferences, and Consumer Advisory as necessary

  • Shows respect and courtesy in all interactions and communication internal or external to Agency

  • Interest, knowledge, and support for the Agency’s mission, values and philosophy

  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills in both organizational and interpersonal matters

  • Supports and communicates with supervisor and coworkers in a cooperative manner

  • Must maintain and submit all of the required documents and comply with all aspects of the Vehicle Safety and Usage Policy

  • Models and practices sensitivity, fair treatment and acceptance of diversity in all interpersonal interactions

  • Participates and contributes to program Quality Improvement process

Minimum Requirements:

  • Spanish speaking preferred

  • L.P.N. from a recognized accredited school of nursing

  • Valid NYS Drivers License

  • Two years of nursing experience is preferred

  • Ability to relate well to children and other staff members

Schedule: Monday (8:00AM - 6:00PM), Tuesday and Thursday (8:30AM - 3:30PM), Wednesday and Friday (8:30AM - 4:30PM)

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)