Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Bronx, NY
Part Time to Full Time

Organization Overview: Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development
of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Job Summary: The licensed practical nurse (LPN) will provide health services to children at the Sheltering Arms Reception Center, which is a Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services program located in the Baychester area of the Bronx. The Reception Center is a pre-placement residential setting for children 0 through 12 years of age who have been recently removed from their home due to an allegation of abuse or neglect and are awaiting placement in foster care or return to their parent/guardian. The design and intent of the Reception Center is to offer children a welcoming and home-like environment. The Reception Center has a capacity for 15 children. Under the supervision of the Nursing Administrator, and in conjunction with Sheltering Arms and community-based medical and mental health providers, the LPN will participate in delivering hands-on medical care and coordinating care for the children. The LPN will work with the program’s residential management and childcare staff to promote health and safety.

Essential Functions
● Triage patients as they arrive from the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and
prior to discharge 
● Obtain and document vital signs including temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiration
rate, oxygen saturation, height, weight, head circumference
● Daily monitoring of all clients by performing scheduled rounds and following up on all staff
verbal and email reports
● Medication administration as needed
● COVID-19 testing as needed (rapid, PCR)
● Timely documentation of health services in the medical record
● Relay any recommendations about the physical or emotional health of clients
● Communicate with and provide education to birth and foster parents, kinship and legal
guardians as needed and directed
● Participate in staff training programs, team treatment meetings, agency meetings as needed
● Other related tasks that may be assigned

Position Requirements
● Current and unencumbered New York State LPN license 
● Two or more years of experience working in pediatrics
● Knowledge of and/or experience with providing trauma-informed care
● Experience working in residential and/or school-based settings a plus
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Ability to help coordinate health care services, to educate, instruct and counsel; and to
communicate effectively with agency staff, foster and biological parents
● The ability to exercise good judgment in emergency situations and to recognize available
resources and use appropriately
● Current First Aid, CPR, and Infection Control certifications required and must be
maintained throughout employment


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