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LPN Neighborhood Health Center MSMH

Location: Lewiston, NY, United States
Date Posted: Aug 21, 2019

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Job Description

Status: Per Diem Facility: Mount St Marys Hospital

Work Schedule: Days Shift: 1:

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No FTE: 0.100000: Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 1199

Summary:

Under direction and guidance of the physician and Director of Neighborhood Health Center, the Neighborhood Health Center LPN is assigned to the Hospital's Primary Care Clinic and accepts the responsibility for the delivery of patient care through the process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation as appropriate to the ages of the patients served. The Neighborhood Health Center LPN works in close cooperation with, and under the direction and guidance of, the physicians assigned to the Primary Care Clinic. The employee maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Maintains confidentiality of all clinical and staffing information. The employee strives to incorporate the philosophy and mission of the hospital and to comply with the Patient Bill of Rights.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION
  • Graduate from accredited school of Practical Nursing required
  • LPN Licensure in New York State
  • Basic Life Support Certification (must possess BLS within sixty (60) days of job offer.
  • HIV counseling certification preferred

EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum of either: Two (2) years of recent pediatric clinic or pediatric physician's office nursing experience and primary care clinic or physician's office experience as determined by the Hospital; or two (2) years hands-on acute Medical/Surgical/Pediatric hospital experience as determined by the hospital.
  • Extensive knowledge of third party resource utilization and referral requirements required
  • Two (2) years adult medicine physician office/clinic experience preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Answer telephones
  • Balance figured
  • Compile statistics
  • Compose letters/memorandums
  • Input data into computer program
  • Maintain filing systems, logs, patient charts
  • Proof-read documents
  • Research information
  • Schedule appointments
  • Adding machine
  • Calculator
  • Clinical computer information systems
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Fax
  • Personal computer
  • Photocopier
  • Excellent communication skills, including both oral and written

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens; hazards of handling diseased organs and tissues; housekeeping cleaning agents/chemicals; hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wastes; unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness)
  • May be exposed to toxic chemicals (i.e. photocopier)
  • Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases
  • Subject to many interruptions
  • Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements
  • Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations (potential patient violence); absentee replacement on short notice
  • May perform emergency care
  • Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
  • Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries
  • Flexibility in scheduled working hours/days to meet needs of unit
  • Days and hours may change to meet the needs of the position
  • Required Protective Equipment
  • Eye/face protection may be requird
  • Gowns may be require
  • Hair covering may be require
  • Lab coat or apron may be required
  • Mask may be required
  • Non-Sterile/sterile medical gloves may be required
  • Utility gloves may be required

ENVIRONMENT
  • Hazards: conditions where there is danger to life, body, and/or health


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