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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)- Night Tour

Company: Physician Affiliate Group of NY
Location: Astoria
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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.

With approximately 65,000 admissions per year and 10,000 average daily population, the NYC jail system is among the largest in the nation. The Division of Correctional Health Services (CHS) of New York City Health + Hospitals (H + H) is responsible for the delivery of medical care, mental health care and discharge planning in the jail system. CHS is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare to the criminal-justice involved population and aspires to the highest standards of care, with the goal of meeting or exceeding what is available in the community. CHS care includes a comprehensive history and physical at the point of admission, robust screening efforts (HIV, hepatitis C, STDs, TB, etc.) and the management of chronic and acute illness. CHS views incarceration as a crucial opportunity to provide care to an underserved population and improve the population health of the communities to which our patients return. CHS is committed to continuously improving the delivery of care in the security setting, using the system-wide Electronic Health Record as a tool to promote patient safety and population health. CHS has contributed to the literature on medical care in the jail as well as public health concerns related to incarceration and seeks to build on a reputation as a national leader, now integrated into the larger H + H care delivery network. CHS seeks to promote an academic practice environment with ample opportunities for continuous education, clear pathways for career growth and engagement of front line staff in the ongoing process of improving clinical care.

The Licensed Practical Nurse cares for people who are sick, injured, convalescent or disabled. They participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care, based on the objectives, standards and policies of practical nursing.

LPNs work under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or Physicians at Rikers Island facilities.

  • 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. Five days a Week, Alternate Weekends, Full-Time, Night Tour 12am-8am (AMKC C-71, CDU-WF, NIC, VCBC)

          Salary: $63, 147. 24 - $67,646.28 annually
          • Accredited High School Diploma or GED required.
          • Graduate of an accredited LPN program.
          • Current LPN license, in good standing with the State Licensing Board.
          • Minimum of one year LPN experience preferred.
          • BCLS Certificate.
          • Infection Control Certificate. Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire.

            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.

            EOE M/F/D/V

Keywords: Physician Affiliate Group of NY, New York , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)- Night Tour, Healthcare , Astoria, New York

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