Location: Manhattan (Full Time)
Position Summary: The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for the delivery of safe, quality patient care and services under the direction of Registered Nurse. The LPN is also a member of a designated care team and collaborates with team members in achieving goals. The LPN is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and the Organization. The LPN should demonstrate the following: the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative task, implement nursing care in accordance with the patient’s plan of care, demonstrate competency in performing treatments and procedures, perform therapeutic procedures and treatments, insert IV and maintain lines, assist patients with and reinforces the use of therapeutic equipment, knowledge of action, dosage and side effects of medication, assist in achieving respiratory needs, the ability to obtain and record pertinent data, collect specimens and documents, the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the age of patient.
Education Required: Certification of completion from a practical nurse course of study. Current New York State LPN license and registration. Current BCLS and Infection Control Certificate.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated clinical, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to perform venipuncture and administer medications including immunizations. Experience in Pediatrics and one year experience in Triage preferred. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment. Demonstrated basic computer skills including typing. Bi-lingual Spanish preferred and demonstrated experience working with diverse population. Demonstrated ability to organize care and activities of multiple patients. Previous LPN experience preferred.
To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest on the subject line) with salary requirements to: HR Department – the Institute for Family Health, 22 West 19th Street, New York, N.Y. 10011; Fax: (212) 620-0688; E-mail: email@example.com