The Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office (WNYDDSO) is a New York State (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities or OPWDD) agency providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities who live in Western New York.
Our LPNs provide nursing services in group homes or day habilitation programs located in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara County.
Responsibilities and Duties
- 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.
Qualifications and Skills
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.
- 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 & 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.
- Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988.
- OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
- Salary range includes the posted statutory hiring rate and job rate for CSEA Grade 10 ($38,113 - $46,772) plus the current Geographic Differential of ($2,000). Additional compensation may apply based on shift assignment.
- Hiring full time, part time, and per diem.
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 the seven counties of Western New York: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, and Orleans.
Location/Region: Silver Creek, NY (US)