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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Options for Community Living
Location: Hempstead
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Job Description:

The Health Care Facilitator will focus on mental and physical health and wellness, medication management, nutrition, fitness and support systems. Services are designed to improve physical and mental health, improve housing stability and prevent, where possible emergency room usage and inpatient hospitalization.

Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate and be liaison with medical providers for Supportive Housing residents.
  • Problem-solve to manage acute and chronic medical conditions.
  • Liaise with home health aides as needed.
  • Assist resident with medication management.
  • Arrange for group visits by certain providers who do house visits (podiatrists, dentists, etc.).
  • Facilitate and ensure follow-up medical recommendations are implemented.
  • Coordinate referrals to Home Health Care agencies.
  • Work with team leader and other staff to develop strategies to meet any special needs that a participant may have.
  • Provide resources for obtaining affordable durable medical equipment.
  • Implement safety guidelines.
  • Identify health-related training needs for staff and residents.
  • Participate in original intake to identify medical needs.
  • Assist with referrals to medical day programs and maintain contact with providers.
  • Maintain directory of facilities and establish relationships at such facilities in event of client discharge or acute stay.
  • In collaboration with other team members, direct the establishment of short and long term goals related to management of health care.
  • Assess need for and implement special accommodations in accordance with Options' Accessibility Plan.
  • Write progress notes. Review case management plans related to health objectives and prepare periodic reassessments.

    Qualifications:
    Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and must maintain an up to date professional license along with a minimum of one year experience serving individuals with severe and persistent mental illness or with developmental disabilities.

    Valid driver's license, safe driving record and access to a car are required.

    Work Schedule: 2 days per week; flexible scheduling options.

    Keywords: Options for Community Living, New York, Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare, Hempstead, New York

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