LPN: Med/Surg Float Pool
Company: Albany Medical Center
Posted on: September 21, 2023
Department/Unit:Float PoolWork Shift:Night (United States of
America)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.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
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
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
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
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.
LPN III's Only may, under the direct supervision of a Registered
Professional Nurse monitor (not initiate) Blood product
administration, via peripheral routes only, initiate Peripheral
Intravenous Therapy, administer pre-medicated IV fluids, and flush
intermittent peripheral venous access devices with normal saline
solutions to maintain patency.
Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Practical
Must hold current New York State registration or possess a limited
permit to practice in the State of New York and current BLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and
procedure manuals. Ability to document patient care on established
forms. Ability to communicate cooperatively and effectively to
patients, family members, employees, and others. Ability to listen
well, to take direction and to engage in interactive dialogues with
others. Ability to seek out the input of others to achieve
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide
in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and
decimals, accurately with medication administration. Ability to
compute rate, ratio, and percent.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to
carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables
in standardized situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to stand, walk, use hands to probe, handle, or feel
objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, and speak
and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop,
kneel, or crouch.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and
frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and
the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of
this job, the employee may be subject to infectious materials and
chemicals (see unit specific MSDS information).
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job requires as an essential function that the majority of the
time the employee be physically on-site as the work cannot be done
from a remote location.
All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of
knowledge, skills, and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the
job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an
exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
Employees will be required to perform any other job-related
instructions given by their supervisor subject to reasonable
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.
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