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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: New Season
Location: Rochester
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Under direction and supervision of the Medical Director for medical matters and the Program Director for administrative matters, participates in the promotion and restoration of patients' health, collaborates with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; and provides support to patients.

Clinical Responsibilities:

Supplies and administers single dose medication pursuant to physician order and, records dosage administered in the medical record.

Prepares pre-poured doses for takeout patients as permitted by state specific policies and procedures.

Ensures disposal of medical waste through proper protocol.

Observes patients demeanor prior to dosing and seeks guidance from the Medical when an issue or concern is noted.

Contacts other centers to verify dosages as needed.

Administers appropriate lab tests as required including patient vital signs, TB tests when required and collects data for review by Medical Director.

Schedules and screens patients to be seen by Medical Director.

Assists Medical Director in collecting data for the history and physical as required.

Documents patient care by charting in the patient files and following physician orders consistent with clinic protocols.

Receives medical orders; ensures that medical orders are documented and signed by the physician and ensures orders are understood by Program Director and other staff members as needed.

Prepares all pharmacy reports and reviews with Program Director prior to submission.

Administrative Duties:

Conducts an actual sight and count inventory of the medication supply daily.

Maintains absolute accuracy in daily accounting of medication that is supplied or administered in inventory.

Assumes responsibility for safeguarding medication inventory.

Collects fees in the absence of a cashier position.

Performs daily cash reconciliation in the absence of a cashier position; ensures all cash collected is given to Program Director daily so final count can be completed.

Receives and ensures accuracy of incoming medication shipments; advises necessary staff of any discrepancies in a timely fashion.

Promptly communicates patient issues or concerns to Medical Director and to the Program Director for other matters. The former includes but is not limited to dose requests, behavior, or any other aspect of patient care that may need to be addressed.

Maintains absolute control, tracking, and confidentiality of all patient medical paperwork.

Complies with federal and state privacy rules, including 42 CFR Part 2 and 45 CFR Parts 160 and 164 as well as applicable clinic policies and procedures.

Works directly with the Program Director in assisting to create a monthly nurse schedule for pharmacy staff.

Acts as a resource to support the onboarding and training of nursing staff.

Is responsible for ensuring pharmacy is opened and closed in accordance with CMG policy

Works with Program Director on the inventory process of all medication and order creation and placement.

Is responsible for obtaining and maintaining proper licensure and/or certification according to specific state requirements.

Actively participates in CARF preparation and state audit process.

Participates in all staff meetings and educational in servicing.

Complies with all Local, State, Federal and Colonial Management Group, LP rules, regulations and policies.

Acts always in the best interest of patients, the program and company; honors, supports, and protects the proprietary rights of patients and the company.

Interfaces with the public and patients by answering phones, greeting visitors, and monitoring patient activities while on center premises.

Other duties as assigned.

Education/Licensure/Certification: LPN

Required Knowledge: Understanding of opiate addiction, medical terminology General nursing knowledge and techniques. Basic mathematics skills. Must be computer literate and have basic knowledge of all Microsoft products including Word, Outlook and Excel. Must have basic typing skills.

Experience Required: Minimum of 1 year direct patient contact. Prior experience in clinical environment helpful.

Skill and Ability: Must possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Must have great attention to detail and be extremely accurate in performing daily functions.

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Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: New Season, Rochester , Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Rochester, New York

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