Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (Multiple openings)

Location US-NY-Queens
Regular Full-Time
NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services


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.




  • 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.






  • Graduate of an accredited LPN program
  • Current LPN license, in good standing with the state licensing board
  • Minimum of one year LPN experience preferred




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