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Licensed Practical Nurse 

Category:

Regular Employment

Type:

Regular  Full Time 

Job Location:

US-DC-Washington

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Us Helping Us is a rapidly growing and mission-driven nonprofit. For the past 30 years, we have provided innovative programs and services to improve the health and wellbeing of racial, sexual orientation and gender minorities, people living with HIV/AIDS, and persons with substance abuse disorders and mental illness. As it exists today, we currently operate two office locations in the greater Washington, DC area and offer a variety of clinical, behavioral/mental health and social support services in a trusting, compassionate and non-judgmental environment. We are currently hiring for a Youth Empowerment Specialist and are looking for an energetic, independently motivated and committed person to fill this position.

 

 

The Licensed Practical Nurse will be responsible for ensuring excellent care for
patients living with HIV, patients receiving pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) therapy or treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and patients who inject drugs. The Licensed Practical Nurse will tend to their general comfort and well-being, take vital signs, administer medications, and monitor patient’s behavior for notable changes. As another component of the position, the Licensed Practical Nurse will also provide syringe (needle exchange) services onsite and via
our mobile health unit to patients, which include the provision of harm reduction interventions, syringe exchange transactions, risk assessments, and health screenings.

 

Care Coordination:

  • Assist clinic staff with patient appointments to ensure appropriate scheduling.

  • Obtain specimens (blood, urine) as ordered by a clinical provider.

  • Checking orders and dictation for potential changes to the treatment regimen and communicate any potential discrepancies to supervising staff.

  • Administer applicable medications, as prescribed according to a prescription order.

  • Dispense and record each dose medication given.

  • Update and maintain patients’ medical records.

  • Facilitate accurate billing information and applicable clinical documentation.

  • Ensure rooms are kept clean and sterile

  • Other duties as assigned.

SSP Services:

  • Conduct and oversee harm reduction and syringe exchange transactions, including HIV and STD/Hepatitis C counseling and testing.

  • Provide individual risk reduction counseling, referrals, and follow-up to chemical dependency treatment, medical treatment, and other appropriate services where applicable.

  • Maintain inventory of supplies for syringe exchange transactions and harm reduction sessions.

  • Acquire knowledge and resources on federal SSP guidelines in the counties where the program is providing services.

  • Review and continually assess the demands for services in the communities and adjust and/or develop programming as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education

  • Completed state-approved LPN education program

  • Current LPN license to practice in DC, MD, and/or VA; preference will be given to applicants with licensure in all three jurisdictions but we will work with the incumbent to secure licensure in all jurisdictions.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience as an LPN in a primary care setting; one (1) year of work experience in HIV/STD prevention with adults and/or youth in a community-based setting is preferred.

  • Experience and knowledge of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (e.g.,
    Hepatitis) and chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension).

  •  Valid CPR and First Aid certification

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite; adept at data entry

  • Excellent observation skills with high attention to detail

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Familiarity with HIV/AIDS maintenance and outpatient care services.

  •  Solid understanding of regulatory practices, including medical standards and safety, prescriptions, and procurement/transmission of lab requests, including phlebotomy.

  • Experience using electronic health record systems ad knowledge of CPT and ICD-10- CM codes.

  • Willing to work long, physically demanding hours coupled with impeccable bedside
    manner as well as the ability to work in a diverse and fast-past environment.

  • Perform accurate, legal, and ethical documentation at all times and follows facility and OSHA safety standards, procedures, and regulations.

  • Ability to perform fieldwork, including in-home health care and screenings.

  • The ideal candidate will have a high level of patience, empathy, and compassion.

  • Experience working with LGBTQ individuals and racial minorities and respect the cultural and religious practices of patients.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, self-motivated, and enthusiastic.

  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and provide caring and non-judgmental client-centered services.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish and/or other languages strongly preferred.

Specifications

  • Salary range $50,000-$70,000 (based on experience) plus a generous benefits package, including employer-paid health insurance and a contribution to a 401(k) retirement plan.

  • This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) that includes occasional evenings and weekends. A shorter workweek (24-32 hours per week) is negotiable.

  • Valid U.S. work permit required.
     Must submit to and successfully complete a background investigation and drug test.

  • Us Helping Us has a smoke-free environment and non-smokers are preferred. Excellent
    personal hygiene is a must.

Us Helping Us is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, language, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran with a disability.

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3636 GEORGIA AVE NW
WASHINGTON, DC
(202) 446-1100
8240 PROFESSIONAL PL
LANDOVER, MD
(301) 851-5310

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