Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Title:  Licensed Practical Nurse

Reports To: Program Director

FLSA Status: Exempt



SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

A licensed practical nurse (LPN) is a licensed health care practitioner who provides nursing care under the direction of an RN, NP, physician, physician assistant. LPNs provide compassionate care that is respectful of each patient's needs, values and wishes.  The LPN is responsible for monitoring the health status of clients at the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic.  She/he responds to any emergencies in accordance with established policies and procedures and is responsible and accountable for providing direct and indirect patient care procedures reflective of BestSelf Behavioral Health mission and values.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists with collection of health information and health monitoring under the supervision of the RN, NP, physician, or physician assistant.
  • Coordinates and schedules necessary medical appointments for clients
  • Completes urine screen and orders toxicology and lab reports under the supervision of the RN, NP, physician, or physician assistant.
  • Assists in obtaining necessary medical documentation and coordinating care with other medical providers
  • Requests prior authorizations for medications
  • Provide nursing treatments and administer medications under the supervision of the RN
  • Facilitates groups
  • Schedule and assigned duties are subject to change based on the needs of the program and the clients we serve.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Must have basic knowledge of mental health and substance use disorders and the recovery process, be able to relate well individuals from diverse cultures, and have good judgment. 
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of a training program for practical nurses, current NYS licensure as a practical nurse (LPN) and four (4) years of paid full time work experience in a human service or medical field.
  • Bilingual preferred