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Casa Promesa Nursing Home

Licensed Practical Nurse  Bronx, NY  : 2/5/2019
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Job Category:

Casa Promesa Nursing Home

Position Type:

Full Time Union


Acacia Network, the leading Latino integrated care nonprofit in the nation, offers the community, from children to seniors, a pathway to behavioral and primary healthcare, housing, and empowerment. We are visionary leaders transforming the triple aim of high quality, great experience at a lower cost. Acacia champions a collaborative environment to deliver vital health, housing and community building services, work we have been doing since 1969. By hiring talented individuals like you, we’ve been able to expand quickly, with offices in Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, Orlando, Tennessee, Maryland and Puerto Rico. 
We are seeking a LPN who will coordinate and supervise the implementations of the nursing care for the residents in Casa Promesa. He/She will collaborate with other leaders and staff in the development, management and operations of the assigned Nursing Unit and will operate under the department philosophy, standards and policy.
Responsibilities consist of but not limited to:
  • Follow accepted standards of nursing practice in providing direct care, performing procedures, and using equipment. Ensures that the findings of the nursing assessment, the comprehensive care plan, and recommendations for nursing follow-up are documented dated, and signed in the client’s record
  • Assesses clients at the time of intake, and then on an on-going basis. If new medical or nursing needs are apparent, communicates these to the client’s Primary Care Provider
  • Coordinates all necessary client services with other interdisciplinary team members in the comprehensive care planning process
  • Provides nursing care to clients on a routine and crisis basis
  • Maintains accurate documentation of all nursing activities
  • Administers STAT medication and inoculations and renders treatment as prescribed by Primary Care Provider
  • Participates in the formulation and evaluation of effectiveness of nursing standards within the department and participates in appropriate Continuous Quality Improvement activities
  • As a part of the initial evaluation and the 90-day reassessment, reviews client’s medical history including medication
  • Verifies with Primary Care Provider that client is receiving PCP prophylaxis
  • With the Medical Director, maintains adequate infection control standards
  • Ensures the provision and coordination of staff teaching regarding prevention, transmission, risk reduction and risk elimination strategies for HIV/AIDS
  • Conducts group and individual education for clients related to HIV medication adherence
  • Carries out established policies and procedures for medication and treatment administration
  • Make daily rounds to evaluate condition of all residents
  • Administers or assists with personal hygiene, nursing care and rehabilitative measures in compliance with nursing and medical orders
  • Prepares admission and discharge forms for residents to and from the hospital
  • Admits new residents and completes admission forms and nurses notes; orients residents to new environment
  • Assists the medical rounds preparation for examination
  • Documents pertinent information regarding resident conditions as per policy/procedure
Education/ License:
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • LPN certification
  • Must have at least 1 year of experience working in an addiction setting required
  • Culturally aware of and sensitive to the special needs of the Latino population
  • Experience working in a setting that promotes interdisciplinary care planning and complementary therapies
  • Must be able to multitask with strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to communicate both verbally and in written form
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and sensitivity
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor under pressure, and operate with a keen sense of urgency and commitment to quality
  • Bilingual is a plus
  • We offer to the chosen candidate a generous compensation package!
*Acacia network is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

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