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Licensed Practical Nurse-ACT
Center For Urban Community Services
The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives for homeless people, invites applications for a part time (21 hours a week) Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at CUCS’ Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team located in the North East Bronx. This position receives benefits.
The CUCS Assertive Community Treatment Team serves individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness whose needs have not been met by traditional clinic based services. The ACT team provides comprehensive mental health and social service support, helps to obtain and maintain housing, works with individuals to return to a full and satisfying life in the community, and assists with an eventual transition to less intensive services in the community. ACT services are delivered by a multi-disciplinary, mobile, professional team that utilizes a harm reduction approach and assumes total responsibility for case management, rehabilitation, psychiatric and substance use services. The ACT team provides at least 80% of its services in the community, primarily through home visits. The program serves clients living in the Bronx and Manhattan.
The Licensed Practical Nurse carries a small caseload with full case management responsibilities, assist the RN with Health Assessments, medication management and provide injections, monitor client vitals, blood sugars and other medical conditions, act as liaison to medical providers and provide back-up to clients with medical conditions.
Valid NYS driver’s license
Experience with mentally ill population preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required.
We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Our staff enjoys a supportive, collaborative work environment with expert supervision that encourages clinical excellence.
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Posted on 01/16/19; CVMHA ID #12605