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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (Multiple openings)
- 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
- 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