LPN

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

 

Title:    Licensed Practical Nurse – All Shelters (Full Time)

               

Overall Responsibilities

LPNs are embedded in PRI Shelters to provide on-site nursing services under the direction of the Director of Nursing Operations and/or the Director of Primary or Behavior Health Care for issues related to medical care, medical management and nursing services to PRI clients.  

 

LPNs have dual reporting responsibilities to the on-site Program Director for daily program interactions and administration/management.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

·         Management of medication system for all clients at shelter, including

o   receiving and reviewing prescriptions and medications

o   ordering medications from pharmacy

o   safe storage of medications

o   ensuring that clients have appropriate supplies and access to medications

o   Monitoring client reactions for side effects and reporting to prescribing provider.

·         Provides nursing screening of all new clients

·         Assists in triaging psychiatric, medical and substance abuse problems to appropriate providers

·         Participates in weekly clinical meetings with medical staff AND with shelter case management & administrative staff

·         Communicates regularly with on-site psychiatric and medical providers, case managers and on-site operations & administrative staff

·         Communicates with off-site psychiatric providers as necessary and appropriate

·         Administers morning and afternoon medications 

·         Administers decanoate injections according to orders of psychiatric provider

·         Provides medication teaching as needed

·         Assesses each client’s knowledge of medications and ability to self-administer medications

·         Provides ongoing health education and support to clients

·         Maintains documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures

·         Assist with tele-psychiatry operations as scheduled with tele-psychiatry provider at Project Renewal

·         Coordinates activities of evening LPN as needed, respective to site

 

Education Credentials/Requirements:

·         New York State licensed LPN

·         Working with homeless individuals preferred.

·         Must have the ability to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff.

·         Must have knowledge Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.

 

To Apply:  Submit a resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org