FLOATER LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE – Adult Medicine, Pediatrics OR Women’s Health
Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to provide nursing care to assigned patients under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN) or Provider. The LPN collects data through observation and communicates information to assist the RN and/or Provider in patient assessment and care planning. The LPN delivers care in accordance with the patient care plan, policies and procedures of the organization and principles of relationship-based care. The LPN possesses excellent communication skills, is skillful in mentoring and teaching and participates on committees or projects.
Perform patient interview and intake; prepare patient for triage by RN
Obtain full set of vital signs and recognize and report results out of normal range
Collect specimens (urine, throat swabs, etc.)
Perform diagnostic point of care testing (blood glucose fingerstick, etc.)
Document care, including phone notes in the EMR
Follow up on abnormal labs and radiology results
Administer immunizations and medications according to acceptable standards for safety and infection control
Participate in patient and family education with documentation of teaching and patient response
Obtain prior approval for medical insurance and prescription refills
Maintain current American Heart Association basic life support (BLS) status
Actively participates in patient emergency events, including code blue
Maintain knowledge of current trends and topics in professional practice through participation in continuing education programs
Maintain patient care equipment and report any malfunction to the Charge Nurse, Site Director and head of purchasing
Contribute to excellent patient satisfaction by maintaining professional communication with patients, family members and colleagues, and providing safe and quality care.
Other job duties as required
Graduate of an accredited school for Licensed Practical Nursing; Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience, preferably in an ambulatory care setting; Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required; Must be flexible, open to change and willing to participate in new initiatives in the department. Full Time schedule is Mon - Fri, 8:30am to 5:30pm; must work (1) late night per week and (2) Saturdays per month. Per Diem shifts are available Mon - Sat
Since 1981, Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) has had a record of distinction as the major provider of health care to Morris Heights and its surrounding areas in the Bronx. We've provided quality primary healthcare services to all members of the community, including the medically, socially and economically disadvantaged - from medical and dental services to counseling.
Morris Heights Health Center offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families. Our benefits coverage includes medical insurance, dental insurance, a prescription-drug plan, flexible spending accounts, long-term and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid time-off, and tuition reimbursement. In addition to the non-contributory profit-sharing plan, employees are encouraged to participate in our pre-tax savings plan.
MHHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which MHHC has facilities. Visit our website: www.mhhc.org.