Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Licensed Practical Nurse

Position Description:  CCDS is currently seeking a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) overseeing the medical and health care needs of individuals in assigned residences for individuals with developmental disabilities. This is a Sunday - Thursday position from approximately 1:00pm - 9:30pm, located in Albany, NY.

LPN Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Observe for and report to the RN significant findings or changes in the individual’s physical or mental conditions including behavioral changes that may be indicative of a medical issue;
  • Medication Administration
  • Assist with positioning, transfers, personal care, and feeding/dining as needed
  • Perform selected prescribed treatment and nursing measures for the individuals under specific guidelines, such as wound care, immunizations, observing individuals for reactions to medications,
  • Provide appropriate information to assist the RN in the preparation and maintenance of an effective plan of nursing service.
  • Maintain medical records (including those in the agency’s electronic record,)
  • Interact with pharmacy vendors on issues related to individual’s medication,
  • Interact with physician’s offices as requested by the RN
  • Assist with ensuring timely follow up on abnormal diagnostic test results and provider’s orders/instructions
  • Attend appointments as directed by the RN that in the opinion of the RN require the LPN’s skills and expertise to advocate for the individual (e.g. Pre- and post-operative visits, appointment with a new provider/specialist, appointment for evaluation of a new symptom/condition etc)
  • Assist the RN in educating direct care staff, individuals and their families regarding the health needs of the individuals

 

Qualifications:

  • A current NYS LPN licensure, with a minimum of one-year post-licensure experience. 
  • Valid NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • One year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.

Benefits: Comprehensive health insurance, low cost dental insurance, health expense reimbursement, paid time off (4 weeks in the first year), paid holidays, pension plan, employer paid life insurance, tuition assistance, wellness programs, and more.