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Jobs at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Location: Bronx, NY

Department: Health Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

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.

We are looking for a LPN who will help provide pediatric care for children in Foster Care and Adolescent Residential Care populations within the agency’s programs. Under the supervision of the Director of Health Services,the LPN will participate in the assessment, planning and hands-on implementation of medical care to foster care children. 

Essential Functions:

  • Obtain and document vital signs including: head circumference, pulse, respiration rate, height and weight, blood pressure, temperature; collect specimens for various labs including performing venipuncture; perform vision and hearing screening.; perform skin testing for Tuberculosis; administer immunization as ordered by MD/PNP
  • Assist MD and/or PNP in provision of physical examinations and immunizations.
  • Ensure that medical record contains written documentation of all health and mental health services received.
  • Ensure documentation of semi-annual dental visits.
  • Follow up on appointments and referrals for specialists for a specified caseload.
  • Completion of medical forms for assigned caseloads.
  • Track and monitor health visits for assigned caseloads.
  • Assist in quality assurance activities involving services provided to children in assigned caseload.
  • Other related task that may be assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current New York State LPN License.
  • Associates Degree in Health Service, Biology or related field required.
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred.
  • 2 years clinic experience working in pediatrics with knowledge of or experience in foster care, management of medical records, and health care case management desired.
  • CPR Certification and certified to perform pre and post HIV test counseling.

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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