Morris Heights Health Center

Position Title: LPN
Position Location:
85 Burnside Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453
USA

County: Bronx

Contact Name: Yvette Woodley
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 7184831206
Contact Fax: 7189012195

CHCANYS Member Info: Member - Organizational

Position Description:

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. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 

REQUIREMENTS:

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

ABOUT US:

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.



Special Instructions:

Please e-mail your resume to Yvette Woodley - ywoodley@mhhc.org



Compensation Range: commensurate with experience

Compensation Type: Hourly

Travel Desired: Some Travel


Job Type: Nursing


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