• Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (Multiple openings)

    Location US-NY-Queens
    ID
    2018-3390
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    Nursing
    Hospital
    NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services
  • Overview

    With approximately 55,000 admissions per year and an average daily population of 10,000, the NYC jail system is one of the largest in the nation. NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Service (CHS) is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare to the justice-involved population and, with PAGNY’s active support, aspires to the highest standards of care with the goal of meeting or exceeding what is available in the community.

    Responsibilities

     

     

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

    Depending on setting may also:

    • Start intravenous fluids
    • Direct care provided by nursing aides
    • Floats among various clinical services, where qualified

    Other responsibilities

    • Upholds HIPAA regulations
    • Punctual and dependent for assigned/confirmed shifts

    Human Relation Skills: 

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

     

     

     

      

    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

     

    EOE M/F/D/V

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