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Catholic Health understands healthcare serves a higher purpose and we are dedicated to our community. WNY needs us now more than ever and we need to provide support to our caregivers and family members! We are currently offering per diem opportunities for counselors and spiritual care professionals, Registered Nurses and assistants to work within our facilities. Send resumes to [email protected] for a confidential conversation.

LPN Neighborhood Health Center MSMH

Location: Lewiston, NY, United States
Date Posted: Nov 3, 2020

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Job Description

Facility: Mount St. Mary's Hospital

Status: Part Time w/Benefits

Work Schedule: Days and Evenings with Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 1199

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Hours: 730-1530,800-1600, 830-1630, 845-1645,900-1700 with weekends and holidays as needed by the department

Shift: Shift 1:

FTE: 0.600000:



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: One (1) year 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 one (1) year 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 figures
  • Compile statistics
  • Compose letters/memorandums
  • Input data into computer programs
  • 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 required
    • Gowns may be required
    • Hair covering may be required
    • Lab coat or apron may be required
    • Mask may be required
    • Non-Sterile/sterile medical gloves may be required
    • Utility gloves may be required
  • Hazards: conditions where there is danger to life, body, and/or health


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