Licensed Practical Nurse

Start Treatment & Recovery Centers New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

At START Treatment and Recovery Centers, you will keep up to date with the latest healthcare trends in addiction for adults and adolescents. What you might not know is that START Treatment and Recovery Centers has been providing addiction treatment services for almost 50 years, in the hearts of communities that face multiple social challenges that can affect our client's path to recovery and overall health. START provides a mix of behavioral health, medication-assisted addiction treatment and primary care services in community-based settings across New York City. We offer our clients and patients an ally in their recovery. More than that, we are one of the few independently-operated providers in this field to conduct leading-edge research into substance use and co-occurring disorders.

Working at START is different from many traditional non-profit healthcare/human services providers. We're not a 24/7 operation, so our clinicians have a work-life balance. When our clinics and programs are open, the pace is fast pace and the energy is high as our patients/clients demand the best. Our staff is deeply dedicated to supporting our patients/clients through their recovery.

Our staff's diversity reflects that of our patients/clients. We're the largest minority-run 501c3 and independently-operated non-profit healthcare provider in New York State. Together we hold several degrees, speak both Spanish/English languages and hold talents from playing musical instruments to refereeing minor league basketball.

We are currently seeking the following individual to join our team!

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Registered Nurse will provide for medication dispensing and nursing assistance in the diagnosis, and continuous primary medical care to START patients.


  • Assists the Head Nurse in the performance of the Head Nurse's duties.

  • Verifies the identification and observes the behavior of patients to whom medication or other medical services are provided.

  • Must adhere to all procedures referable to accounting for medication dispensed to patients and reporting any deviations immediately to the Head Nurse.

  • Maintains the medical charts, the medical unit appointment book and daily visit log book.

  • Performs the appropriate independent nursing follow-up care of patients.

  • Assists in the identification and recall of patients for follow-up medical and nursing care. This includes the monitoring of urine toxicology.

  • Assists in the performance of admission and annual physical examinations.

  • Provides the physician or physician assistant with urine toxicology and other laboratory data as they become available.

  • Attends on a punctual basis at least ten medical meetings annually and shall serve as a member of one of the Division's Standing Committees.

  • Performs any and all tasks necessary to improve the quality of care, to improve the productivity of medical staff, and to improve patient satisfaction with the medical/nursing care they receive.

  • Performs any and all tasks necessary to enhance reimbursement and reduce denials for services rendered.

  • Performs phlebotomy, EKGs, immunizations, vital signs and assists in urine collection.

  • Assists the physician or physician assistant in the performance of pelvic examinations.


  • Licensed Practical Nursing state certification required

  • Bachelors Degree preferred

  • Three (3) years of nursing experience is preferred.

  • Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of electronic medical records required.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and co-workers.

  • Strong team work capabilities.

  • Passionate about working with individuals who needed assistance.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.

Physical Requirements

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Licensed Practical Nurse job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position.

While performing the responsibilities of the Licensed Practical Nurse job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Limitations and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

START is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. START encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

START undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.

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