Employmment at COARC
Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Program: Evergreen Hall Day Habilitation Program
Location: Evergreen Hall: Valatie, NY
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 40 hrs a week
Status: Non exempt
Minimum Starting Salary: $13.94 hr/ $14.50 hr after probation period

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Oversee the medical care of the individuals in the Individualized Group Day Habilitation programs through implementation of medical policies and procedures as directed by RN/MD. Encourage each individual to achieve his or her maximum potential with a focus on medical/health issues. Essential duties: Become familiar with all medical needs of the individuals, act a liaison to residential providers, request copies of pertinent medical information as needed, participate in reviews and team meetings, provide advice and assist in the preparation, implementation and review of the habilitation plans as relative to the medical concerns, assist RN with the maintenance of appropriate health records, inform clinicians of changes in medical status and/or medications, ensure availability of appropriate first aid and nursing supplies, provide guidance in health care and assist direct care as needed, observe and monitor for potential health problems or changes, administer medication including internally fed individuals, catherization, colostomy care, wound care, nebulizer treatments and barrier creams, implement and educate staff on Nursing Care Service Plans that are developed by the RN, and assist RN with maintenance of appropriate health care records.


QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires NYSED Licensed Practical Nurse Certification. Prefer two years of professional experience or specialized training with developmentally disabled or elderly individuals. Valid driver's license required. Ability to become First Aid, CPR, Van Certification, SCIP & medication Certified. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.

For more information, please email our Recruiter at employment@coarc.org or apply online.