Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities: 

 

Participates in the application of the nursing process to an assigned group of patients. Demonstrates those behaviors which reflect the scientific knowledge, judgment, and technical skills of a Licensed Practical Nurse.

 

Demonstrates a competent level of technical skill

Participates in planning, and administers direct patient care

Medical history / social history

Performs nursing procedures as defined in the nursing procedure manual

Administers medication as defined in nursing policy and nursing scope of practice – Injections, oral medications

Transcribes orders as necessary

Carries out physicians and nursing orders

Makes, reports and records observations on assigned patients

Observes and reports any signs and symptoms of change in a patient’s condition to the appropriate person

Participates in health teaching and education to patients and families, discharge instructions

Establishes an environment that promotes optimum physical and emotional comfort

Contributes specified data to nursing data base

Return clinical calls

 

Actively monitors patient flow in clinical area and resolves patient flow issues.

Provides set-up of examination rooms, treatment chairs, instruments and cleaning of patient chairs and equipment in accordance with proper techniques established by hospital and infection control policies. 

 

Monitors vital signs, performs phlebotomy and other procedures as indicated by physician order, including but not limited to electrocardiogram.  Assists with procedures as necessary including but not limited to echocardiogram, sigmoidoscopy, proctoscopy, nasal scope, colposcopy, biopsy, LEEP, laser and cystoscopy.

 

Inventories, orders/re-stocks medical supplies, Maintains logging system as required for refrigeration of medications, or others as needed, performs routine maintenance/cleaning of equipment and instruments, monitors patient nutritionment area.

 

Complies with established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood and other potentially infections body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation and other hazardous substances.

 

Transports patients, specimens, medications and equipment as needed, Documentation as required, Performs clerical duties. 

 

Helps to maintain a quiet, therapeutic and clean environment Adheres to legal and ethical standards

May be required to perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

EDUCATION:

Current NYS License – Licensed Practical Nurse, BCLS

Minimum 2 years hospital experience, Infusion and chemotherapy experience preferred.

Competent in IV Insertion, Excellent Interpersonal Skills, BCLS, Critical thinking and excellent communication skills as well as ability to work as a team and independently required

 

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
 
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

 

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