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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Buffalo, NY

Company: NYS Office for People w/Developmental Disabilities
Job type: full-time
Category: Hospital, Health Care

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TheWestern New YorkDevelopmental Disabilities State Operations Office (New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities) is seeking LPNs in West Seneca, NY, as well as Orchard Park, East Amherst, Buffalo, and Lakeview (all in Erie County).
- LPNs at OPWDD, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, are involved in the treatment of people with developmental disabilities;
- LPNs administer medications and injections; perform tube feedings; hang IVs; collect blood samples (if certified for venipuncture); observe patients and report changes in their conditions; take and record temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure; obtain specimens for analysis; and perform other medical procedures as ordered by a physician;
- As an LPN, a candidate must be able to prepare and apply simple dressings; bathe and feed individuals; and care for people in their living quarters by performing such tasks as making beds, changing linens, lifting and moving; and care for any personal needs.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must have a current license and registration to practice in New York State, or a limited permit to practice in NYS, or an application on file for a limited permit to practice in NYS.Must also have and maintain a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.

Starting Salary: $35,915 (eff. April 2014) - New York State Civil Service Salary Grade 10

Benefits include:
- Leave Benefits (paid) - Vacation, Sick Leave, Personal Leave, and Holiday Leave.
- Health Insurance - Various shared-cost plans are available, including several health maintenance organization programs. All plans include prescription drug coverage. Employees are also eligible for dental and vision coverage through their union; there is no membership contribution toward the premium fordental and visionbenefits.
- NYS Retirement - defined benefit program.
- Union Representation - Licensed Practical Nurses are represented by the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA).
- Loan Forgiveness - employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer (e.g. New York State).
- Other benefits: Direct Deposit, Deferred Compensation, FLEX Spending (Dependent Care and Health Care Spending Account), State Employees Federal Credit Union, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Workers` Compensation, Workplace Violence Prevention Program, Domestic Violence Prevention Program, and Tuition Reimbursement Program.
For questions, please contact Elaine Struebel at or

About the Company
The Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office is a New York State agency (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities) providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities who live in theseven counties of Western New York: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, and Orleans.

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