Physician Affiliate Group of New York ( PAGNY )

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (Multiple openings)

US-NY-Queens
ID
2015-2267
Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
Nursing
Rikers Island

Overview

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is comprised of nearly 3,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the largest public health system in the United States. Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City. EOE M/F/D/V

 

Besides providing administrative and human resources services, PAGNY also fosters an environment in its partner hospitals that allows healthcare professionals to identify and implement best practices across institutions; promote training, academic and research opportunities; develop multidisciplinary integrated clinical service lines; build new systems of care; and address the impact of anticipated major changes in the nation's healthcare system.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

 

  1. Provides basic bedside care
  2. Maintains comfortable, orderly, safe and clean environment for patients
  3. Measures & records patients vital signs (such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration)
  4. Assists with bathing, dressing and personal hygiene of patient
  5. Prepares and gives injections and enemas
  6. Monitors catheters
  7. Records food/fluid input/output
  8. Dresses wounds
  9. Assists with bed positioning, standing and walking of patients,
  10. Collects samples of blood and/or urine for testing
  11. Performs routine laboratory tests as directed by supervisor
  12. Prepares and administers (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) and records prescribed medications.
  13. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a LPN.
  14. Assists in relevant health teaching for patient
  15. Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms/templates
  16. Performs other position related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting

Depending on setting may also:

  1. Start intravenous fluids
  2. Direct care provided by nursing aides
  3. Floats among various clinical services, where qualified

Other responsibilities

  1. Upholds HIPAA regulations
  2. Punctual and dependent for assigned/confirmed shifts

Human Relation Skills: 

 

  1. Is responsible and cooperative with supervisor, fellow associates, patients, visitors, and Department of Correction personnel.
  2. Maintains friendly working atmosphere.
  3. Maintains professional attitude.
  4. Maintains professional appearance and adheres to uniform policy of the Department of Nursing.
  5. Accepts constructive criticism as evidenced by appropriate changes in behavior.
  6. Utilizes established channels of communication.
  7. Recognizes, accepts, and respects people as individuals.
  8. Recognizes limitation and seeks assistance appropriately.
  9. Meet standards for attendance as per policy.

 

Multiple Openings available 

 

  

Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited LPN program

Current LPN license, in good standing with the state licensing board

Minimum of one year LPN experience preferred

Required credentials current on file

This position will require a background check, security clearance and/or drug screening.  PAGNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status.

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