Catholic Charities Community Services of New York Licensed Practical Nurse in Orange County, New York


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Licensed Practical Nurse

Location: Orange County, NY

FLSA Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Classification: Professional

Agency: CCCS of Orange County

Department: The Recovery Center, Monticello - Program Support

Reports to: Director of Crisis Services & Nursing

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

Summary: Provides direct care to Crisis Services Unit clients to effect safe and complete withdrawal, evaluation for admission or referral for medical detoxification, motivation for further treatment & identifies additional health needs. Provides motivational counseling as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Triages clients according to agency Policy & Procedure.

  • Directs or effects transfer to Catskill Regional Medical Center or designated alternate for those clients in need of immediate medical evaluation and/or care as per above.

  • Completes nursing assessment upon admission.

  • Administers PPD’s upon admission.

  • Alerts Medical Director or designee to any possible medical problems.

  • Coordinates appointment with Medical Director or other medical professionals should the client need to be seen by a physician/medical specialist.

  • Ensures that doctor’s orders are signed and properly picked up.

  • Ensures that medication orders are properly entered on medication sheet and that patient has medicine.

  • Notifies Medical Director or covering physician if a medical emergency arises with a patient.

  • Forwards a copy of H&P, PPD, and Tetanus vaccine and any other pertinent medical forms when a patient is transferred to Community Residence or Day Rehabilitation.

  • Documents patient vital signs, problems, progress, medications & medical forms.

  • Counsels clients about the physical effects of addiction.

  • Works with the Crisis Services team to identify client needs and to develop plans to meet those needs.

  • Maintains a neat and orderly work area.

  • Remains current by attending in-services, trainings and attending relevant workshops as indicated or requested.

  • Performs other duties are required or requested.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a part-time position.

Working conditions and physical demands required:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Potential for unpredictable clients or clients under stressful situations that require consistent support.


Education and/or experience required:

  • Currently licensed as an LPN in New York State.

  • Experience in the field of addictions; related field considered based on experience.

Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:

Excellent oral and written skills to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and develop written policy.