LPN
Liberation Programs, Inc. - Stamford, CT

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DESCRIPTION

Liberation Programs is seeking a Per Diem LPN for an opening in our Bridgeport location. The LPN helps carry out the agency mission and functions as part of the medical services unit. Specifically, the LPN will: 1) provide back-up for the methadone dispensing nurse, 2) assist in triage and support of medical care coordination; and 3) monitor self-administration of medication, handling and storage for residential clients.

DUTIES

Outpatient Clinic
  • Provide "back-up" and relief for the methadone dispensing nurse
  • Dose via Avatar and hand dose in emergency situations
  • Calibrate equipment and close out for the day
  • Document in Avatar as needed
  • Maintain information in an electronic medical records database (AWARDS) as needed to provide medical care coordination
  • Provide patient education on medications, side effects, medical conditions.
  • Lead "wellness" efforts for clients
  • Transcribe physician orders when necessary
  • Run reports as needed
  • Maintain clean equipment and dispensing area
Residential Programs
  • Provide oversight for self-administration of medication in residential including receipt of medication, storage of medication, labeling and disposal of medication.
  • Monitors and documents observation of self administration.
  • Care coordination between residential and outpatient medical services.
  • Fills orders for medications with pharmacy
  • Provide patient education on medications, side effects, medical conditions
  • Provide training to residential staff in collaboration with Medical Director on self administration of medication as required
  • Triage requests for "sick visits" to physician.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service in both programs
QUALIFICATIONS

Current CT Licensed Practical Nursing license (LPN).
  • Three to five years of direct patient care in hospital, primary care, psychiatric facility or home care. Experience in substance abuse/methadone dispensing preferred.
  • Knowledge of the principles of addiction treatment and practical experience in the field of addiction treatment is preferred.
  • Computer literate. Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Outlook. Familiarity with methadone dispensing software preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills along with the interpersonal skills to work effectively at all levels of the organization and its stakeholders. Outpatient Clinic
  • Provide "back-up" and relief for the methadone dispensing nurse
  • Dose via Avatar and hand dose in emergency situations
  • Calibrate equipment and close out for the day
  • Document in Avatar as needed
  • Maintain information in an electronic medical records database (AWARDS) as needed to provide medical care coordination
  • Provide patient education on medications, side effects, medical conditions.
  • Lead "wellness" efforts for clients
  • Transcribe physician orders when necessary
  • Run reports as needed
  • Maintain clean equipment and dispensing area
Residential Programs
  • Provide oversight for self-administration of medication in residential including receipt of medication, storage of medication, labeling and disposal of medication.
  • Monitors and documents observation of self administration.
  • Care coordination between residential and outpatient medical services.
  • Fills orders for medications with pharmacy
  • Provide patient education on medications, side effects, medical conditions
  • Provide training to residential staff in collaboration with Medical Director on self administration of medication as required
  • Triage requests for "sick visits" to physician.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service in both programs

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