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Phoenix House of California Inc Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Long Island City, New York

At Phoenix House, change is something we embrace every day as part of our values to deliver exceptional care. Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years. We are passionate about healing individuals, families and communities challenged by substance use disorders and related mental health conditions. Phoenix House supports the mission through a holistic approach that focuses on the distinct mental, physical, and social needs of every person; innovation of best-in-class and evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs; and, the promotion of greater understanding of addiction. Our devoted staff are committed to treating the whole person—and come from all fields.

We operate personalized, strength-based, gender-responsive programs while living the values and being accountable for our commitments. Being introspective and becoming part of the solution is integral to every interaction and person we touch. As ‘One Phoenix House’ we believe in having fun along the way – embracing ‘progress not perfection’ as our journey continues.

This is a full-time position at our Long Island City Queens location. Monday through Friday, 6:00 am - 3:00 p.m., 40 hours per week.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • On Site daily

  • Support residents in the (self) administration of medication

  • Documentation of (self) administration of medication

  • Performs TB and Drug screenings on all patients within 72 hours of admissions

  • Performs routine urine drug screens as directed by the treatment/recovery plan

  • Monitors and records vital signs

  • Provides triage and provides medical services accordingly

  • For patients with health care needs, schedules and coordinates all medical appointments, and provides periodic follow-up

  • Reviews and transcribes medication orders, and monitors medication records for compliance;

  • Observes and records response to treatment/medication and notifies the Medical Director, the RN Supervisor, and the Program Director of any such instances

  • Monitors ongoing/chronic medical problems

  • Handles minor needs of patients including attending to minor injuries, administering routine medications

  • Maintains all medical records

  • Performs QA activities

  • Performs accurate and complete audits of medication transported, received, administered, stored or disposed, as trained and assigned, in accordance with Phoenix House medication policies and procedures.

EXPERIENCE:

  • One year related experience.

  • Current NYS License; current certification in CPR, Child Abuse and Infection Control

    EDUCATION:

    ·Graduate from an accredited nursing program

Phoenix House conducts as needed, job-related background checks, fingerprints, drug testing, physical exams, medical exams, TB testing, verification of employment history and/or reference checks prior to employment.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

EEO is the Law: Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf to learn more.

EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

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