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Poughkeepsie, New York

LPN

Part time and per diem openings.

DUTIES:

  • Facilitate new patient admissions, including but not limited to, completing phone and in-person admission screenings, and standardized risk assessment tools.
  • Monitor and supervise the administration of prescribed medication, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), and document in the MAR.
  • Observe and document medical condition and progress on all patients according to policy.
  • Provide and coordinate emergency medical care and arrange for appropriate transfer.
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team in the development of Recovery/Service Plans.
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team in the development of Discharge Plans.
  • Provide ongoing care coordination and referrals for primary or specialty care, and referrals to community service providers as needed.
  • Administer routine and random breathalyzer tests and rapid multi-panel drug screens.
  • Assist in motivational counseling, crisis intervention, and recreational activities.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) registered through NYS Education Department
  • Knowledge of OASAS and NYS Department of Health regulations
  • Experience with electronic health record systems (EHR)
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