Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.

  • Licensed Practical Nurse - Queens

    Job Locations US-NY-Old Bethpage | US-NY-Springfield Gardens | US-NY-Jamaica | US-NY-Queens Village
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clinical Coordinator
  • Overview

    Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) founded in 1977 and headquartered in Old Bethpage, benefits and proudly supports more than 4,000 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury. It is the mission of FREE to help individuals of all abilities realize their full potential. FREE provides a diverse array of supports and services including: housing, recovery services, transition to work, employment, day, community and family services, respite, crisis services, education and after-school support, primary and specialty health care and advocacy.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


    Under the Supervision of the Nursing Supervisor, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for the overall oversight and supervision of the healthcare needs of the people we support. The LPN will work in conjunction with the Nursing Supervisor and the Day Services Administrative team to ensure the delivery of the highest quality of integrated health and continuity of care. The qualified candidate must be able to work in partnership with all personnel within the organization to ensure the highest quality of clinical services for the people we support in a manner that is consistent and aligned with the agency mission and vision, and the philosophy of the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL).


    • Perform delegated nursing functions within the scope of practice of an LPN under OPWDD (See attached guidance) and as per established procedures, policies, guidelines and standards as observed by the Registered Nurse.
    • Assist in data collection on individuals within assigned caseload including, but not limited to, lab results, diagnostic testing, BM data.
    • Perform tasks and responsibilities related to individual’s medical care and environment in a safe manner.
    • Contribute to the development of individual’s plans and assist in identifying areas of need.
    • Adhere to physician orders accurately.
    • Assist in observation and evaluation of nursing care administered by Direct Support Professional Team Members
    • Document pertinent observation and intervention as required by policy and regulation: including, but not limited to, AMAP observations, BM protocols, feeding protocols, diabetic protocols..
    • Assist in maintaining effective communication with staff, physicians and Registered Nurse.
    • Communicate information regarding individual’s medical status and overall needs to the Registered Nurse, physicians and pertinent team members.


    • NYS LPN License
    • Experience working with the differently-abled population preferred
    • Knowledge of OPWDD state and federal regulations preferred
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and ability to be flexible to meet the needs of a diverse population
    • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills
    • Valid NYS Driver’s License and meets the criteria to be a valid agency driver


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