BROOKLYN PLAZA MEDICAL CENTER, INC., a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, has an immediate opening for a Full-Time License Practical Nurse (LPN) to work primarily at our Whitman-Ingersoll-Farragut site located at 297 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn.
Reporting to the Nurse Manager and the Primary Care Physician on site, the LPN will be responsible for performing nursing functions in the areas of triage, physical assessment, patient education, medical charting and the provision of ordered injections, consistent with the policies of the Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center and appropriate regulations of New York State. The LPN will also perform venipucture, EKG, vision and hearing tests, measures weight, B/P and vital signs, administer immunizations, PPD’s and ensure injections for HIV/AIDS patients. This position may also assist the HIV Clinical Coordinator in appropriate clinical and chart review activities.
Other related responsibilities include: assisting in the implementation and monitoring of BPMC’s Health Plan Objectives; Interviewing patients and recording significant patient data including existing and potential health problems and related patient responses; Participating in referral and follow-up procedures appropriate to the health care of the patient; Administering prescribed medications and imparting to the patient any necessary information regarding the medication; Counseling and instructing patients/customers individually and in groups as requested; Maintaining an environment in the examining room in which the patient can be cared for in comfort, safety and with dignity. Performs other Center duties as required.
REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current and valid New York State License as a Practical Nurse, and evidence of appropriate education equivalent to the Associate Arts Degree in nursing.
Previous experience in a licensed ambulatory health care facility and a minimum of two years of direct LPN experience preferably in primary care.
Demonstrated ability in performance as a Licensed Practical Nurse as evidenced through work references from previous employers.
Culturally competent with skills/experience working with diverse populations.
Ability and desire to provide service to all lifecycles consistent with New York State Health Department and the Bureau of Primary Health Care Program (Federal) Guidelines.
Interested Applicants may submit their CV/Resume to:
Ms. Sylvia Richardson Adminstrative Aide Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. E-Mail – srichardson@Brooklynplaza.org Fax – 718-596-9889
Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer