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Licensed Practical Nurse - Specialty LPN - Orthopedics

Department:  ORTHOPEDICS PROGRAM

Job Details

Req Id    79626 
Department    ORTHOPEDICS PROGRAM 
Shift   Days
Shift Hours Worked    8.50 
FTE    1.066667 
Work Schedule    HOURLY NON-UNION 
Employee Status    A1 - Full-Time 
Union  Non-Union

Job Summary

The LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) provides general nursing care to patients, families and caregivers in the Medical Group practices. The LPN assists and advocates for the patient and families health in support of the patient centered approach and delivery model of care, and is an active care team member. Responsible for collaborating with physicians/ providers, registered professional nurses and multidisciplinary care team members. A Licensed Practical Nurse can perform tasks and responsibilities within the framework of case finding, health coaching, and supportive care under the direction of the registered professional nurse or licensed physician or licensed health care provider. Nursing shall perform in accordance with the standards outlined for LPN in the NYS Education Law, NYS Office of the Professions, and by the State Nurse Practice Act. A Licensed Practical Nurse will follow the mission, vision, I-CARE values, policies and procedures of Mohawk Valley Health System.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • LPNs will gather patient measurements and collect patient data
  • Record and report patient findings
  • Prepare patient for patient examination and treatment
  • The Licensed Practical Nurse will assist with examinations and treatments
  • Perform tasks within the framework of supportive care, under the clinical direction of licensed health care provider or registered professional nurse
  • LPNs support self-care, self-management and the established plan of care.
  • Utilize standard precautions and practice at all times
  • LPNs will be required to maintain equipment, supplies, inventory, and a safe and clean work environment
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, mandatory in-services; reviewing publications and participating in department committee meetings or work groups
  • Engage in quality improvement initiatives including continuing education, participation in system-wide and department specific teams
  • Licensed Practical Nurses with MVHS will maintain a cooperative relationship among the healthcare team by effectively communicating information
  • Respond to patient requests, communicates effectively to the licensed health care provider who can fulfill the patient request

Education/Experience Requirements

Required: Graduate of an accredited school of Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program
Preferred: Bachelors or Masters of Science in Nursing from accredited nursing program

Licensure/Certification Requirements

Required: Current New York State licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse; Basic Life Support Certification - Must receive BLS certification within 6 weeks of hire date

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

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Nearest Major Market: Utica