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LPN - Practice

Company: Albany Medical Center
Location: Schodack Landing
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Department/Unit:HBD - Community EndoWork Shift:Weekend_Day (United States of America)We are looking for a full time LPN, who is team oriented highly motivated.The Licensed Practical Nurse works within the framework of the Patient Care Services Organization as a member of the health care team. The primary responsibilities of the Licensed Practical Nurse is to deliver patient care under the direction of a Registered Professional Nurse within the realm of the New York State Practice Act.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:Assist patients in reaching outcomes as established by the RPN in the plan of care. The LPN gathers, and documents data related to physiologic, cognitive, cultural, and spiritual status, assists in goal directed plans of care which are evidence-based and age specific, and implements care through utilization and adherence to established standards which define the structure, process, and desired patient outcomes of the nursing process, and communicates information needing referral to RPN and reinforces teaching plan established by RPN. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily as outlined in the attached annual competency assessment. Where feasible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the job's essential functions.The LPN adheres to unit and human resource policies, participates in development and attainment of unit/service, and patient care goals, and organizes the delivery of patient care in an efficient and cost effective manner. The LPN assumes responsibility and accountability for professional standards and for own professional practice, attends Inservice Education Programs as required by unit and hospital policy, maintains role specific annual competency, recognizes and communicates situations needing referral to an RPN, and relates to/assists patients, families, significant others, and coworkers with respect and kindness.The LPN maintains confidentiality of information, demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to the age and special characteristics of the patients served, and performs data collection/documents interventions within protocol or plan of care and objective patient care data on Daily System Assessment. The LPN may not initiate Plans of care or Protocols, complete 24 hour analysis or End of Shift Summaries, or give end of shift report.Provide technical support as demonstrated by knowledge base and validation of competency skills related to: Medication administration, assisting and providing care to clients with peripheral IV Therapy only (no central line devices), performing phlebotomy, safety measures, personal hygiene skills, nutritional skills, elimination skills, heat and cold applications, admission/transfers/discharge, perioperative care, musculosketal skills, respiratory skills, transfer/transport skills, and specimen collection/testing. Assure Safety and Cleaniness of Environment, Equipment and Supplies by providing a clean and safe environment to meet quality patient care. He/she cleans up after work is completed in common areas, monitors halls and common areas to assure equipment is in its proper place, and cleans equipment.Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!---Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:Access to information is based on a "need to know" and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Keywords: Albany Medical Center, Albany , LPN - Practice, Healthcare , Schodack Landing, New York

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