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Clinic LPN - Float Pool

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SUMMARY

Observes, reports and documents patient's physical, emotional and mental symptoms, conditions and reaction; participates in conferences about patients' conditions and care plans and provides information used in evaluating and revising such plans. Helps provide for the emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients. Assists patients to adjust to their hospitalization.

Join the Massena Hospital (MH) team and be part of our mission to provide top-notch healthcare to our community! Massena Hospital is a vital part of our community, offering exceptional healthcare services in a welcoming and compassionate environment. We are an acute care facility with 25 beds, providing a wide range of medical, surgical, and pediatric care.

STATUS: Full-time

LOCATION: Clinic Float Pool

DEPARTMENT: Physician Practice Management

SCHEDULE: 8hr Day Shifts

ATTRIBUTES

  • Graduation from an approved school of practical/vocational nursing (or its equivalent).Current New York State licensure or permit to practice as licensed practical nurse.
  • Must be able to perform and record effectively a wide variety of technical patient care procedures such as catheterizations, obtaining vital signs, and changing dressings.
  • Must possess interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively (up to 80% of work time) with sick and/or irritable patients in order to gain their cooperation and allay apprehensions.
  • BLS required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of a registered nurse, the licensed practical nurse:

  • Performs nursing duties using standard procedures
  • Assists physicians with examinations treatments, tests and dressings.
  • Administers pre-calculated or unit dose medications with the exceptions of intravenous medications and Gamulin May give Control Drugs.
  • Maintains or discontinues intravenous infusions. May add I.V. bottle without medication to an existing infusion.
  • Recognizes and takes immediate and appropriate steps to alleviate conditions of shock, respiratory distress, fainting and/or hemorrhage.
  • Assists in patient rehabilitation; encourages use of purposeful activities required in daily living; diversional activities; normal range of motion exercises; applies principles of body mechanics and assures proper body alignment; assists patient and family to seek help available through various community services.
  • Accepts reassignments to other nursing units as needed.
  • Administers nasogastric feedings, gastrostomy feeds, enemas, douches, perineal care, soaks.
  • Applies ace bandages, elastic stockings, compresses and simple dressings, Aqua-K pads, ice bags.
  • Gives baths, oral hygiene, shampoos, back rubs. Shaves patients.
  • Passes, collects, empties equipment such as bedpans, urinals, gastric drainage and suction bottles.
  • Obtains and applies bed cradles, eggcrate mattresses.
  • Inserts and irrigates catheters. Irrigates colostomies.
  • Collects specimens such as urine, stool, and sputum. Measures and records intake output.
  • Takes and record weights, temperatures, pulses, respirations and blood pressures.
  • Positions, lifts, transfers, and transports patients.
  • Cares for patients in isolation, casts, and traction. Cares for patients receiving radiation therapy. Utilizes equipment such as bed/chair scales, Hoyer lift.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.

PAY RANGE: $22.89 - $30.21

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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