LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Position Summary

The LPN is responsible for providing skilled nursing care that will aid in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation process for individuals with mental illness/substance use issues.

Responsibilities:

• Assesses and identifies nursing care needs and prepares and carries out a nursing care
plan as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team;
• Completes and submits prior authorizations for client medications.
• Administers injections
• Assists in the induction of medication assisted treatment, which may include monitoring
vitals, client observation, and follow up.
• Provides assistance to all prescribers in regards to client outreach and client discharges
• Assists prescribers with charting and correspondence
• Coordinates and acts as a liaison with other community service providers;
• Refers to other agencies and/or levels of service to address a variety of needs;
• Assists in community mental health education, consultation, and public relations activities;
• Assures that all requisite documentation/charting is completed in an accurate and timely
manner in accordance with appropriate regulation;
• Attends staff development training seminars on current practices as directed by the Chief
Medical Officer and/or Chief Executive Officer;
• Undertakes related duties as assigned.

Administrative Relationships:

The LPN reports directly to the Registered Nurse and collaborates with the Chief Medical Officer
and other staff.

Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited course of training for nurses, a NYS LPN License, and at least one
year of nursing experience in public health, mental health, or psychiatric nursing in a position
requiring the provision of direct service to clients in the community. Substance use experience
also desired.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense and understanding in order to carry out instructions furnished in
written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problem solving several concrete variables in
standardized situations.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties
of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate. The employee is
frequently required to stand; walk; and operate and reach with hands and arms. The employee
must frequently lift and/or move up to 5 pounds.