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Poughkeepsie, New York

LPN MARC Crisis Center

Full Time 2nd Shift

Job Responsibilities

  • Screen all appropriate patients who are requesting services.
  • Perform required baseline assessments on all admissions and complete documentation in chart, particularly if medical referral is needed.
  • Observe and document condition and progress on all patients according to policies, with increased observations if a patient is becoming medically unstable or is unable to meet his/her nutritional needs.
  • Provide necessary emergency care and arrange proper transfer to the emergency room with verbal and written documentation of present symptoms.
  • Monitor patients medication prescribed by physicians in compliance with written orders.
  • Assist in motivational counseling and recreational activities.
  • Interact with patients and referral resources in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Complete paperwork as required, including chart entries, written communication to referral sources, and computer data.
  • Administer observed breath and urine screening for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Qualifications

  • Licensed Practical Nurse in New York State.
  • At least one year’s experience in medical care, to include emergency care.
  • Working knowledge of the disease of alcohol, chemical dependency and recovery.
  • Ability to interact positively with chemically dependent patients and fellow staff.
  • Ability to prepare simple meals and perform general housekeeping chores.