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Albany Medical Center LPN II: Adult ED- Per Diem in Albany, New York

Department/Unit:

Emergency Department

Work Shift:

Per Diem (United States of America)

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides direct patient care under the direction and supervision of provider, registered nurse, or clinical care coordinator as prescribed by the New York State Practice Act. The LPN provides patient information to the health care team that influences the planning, provision, and evaluation of patient care. LPNs provide compassionate care that is respectful of each patient's needs, values and wishes. Under the direction of the RN or LIP, the LPN administers medications and vaccinations, observes, measures, records, and reports clinical data relating to a patient's health status. LPNs perform a variety of clinical procedures, such as urinary catheterization, tracheal suctioning, and sterile dressing changes with verified training and competency documentation. LPNs provide emotional support and educational material to patients and their families. LPNs are responsible to supervise care provided by unlicensed assistive personnel, such as medical assistants, patient care associates and patient care technicians. LPNs may start an IV and administer blood products with recommendation of their manager and additional specialized training.

No LPN, including LPN III, can assess central lines or response to medications and may not titrate medications.

Hourly Range: $25.50 - $31.66

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Code of Conduct

  • The Licensed Practical Nurse will adhere to AMC Code of Conduct, including honesty, punctuality, confidentiality, and high ethical standards.

  • Standards of Practice (National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service, Inc.)

  • Health Measurement: Participates in the collection of holistic assessment data from multiple sources, under the direction of the registered professional nurse or licensed independent practitioner.

  • Planning: Collaborates with the health care team to incorporate assessment data into development and revision of the plan of care.

  • Caring Intervention: Demonstrates a caring and empathic approach to the safe, therapeutic, and individualized care of each patient

  • Management of Care: Assists in the coordination and implementation of an individualized plan of care for patients and significant support person(s).

  • Standards of Professional Performance

  • Comply with the ethical, legal, and regulatory frameworks of nursing and the scope of practice as outlined in the NYS Nurse Practice Act.

  • Identify own strengths and limitations for the purpose of improving nursing performance.

  • Demonstrate accountability for nursing care provided by self and/or directed to others.

  • Function as an advocate for the health care consumer, maintaining confidentiality as required.

  • Identify the impact of economic, political, social, cultural, spiritual, and demographic forces on the role of the licensed practical/vocational nurse in the delivery of healthcare.

  • Serve as a positive role model within healthcare settings and the community.

  • Patient Safety

  • Supports a system that encourages the identification and analysis of errors and near misses in the context of a safety culture.

  • Participates in departmental safety inspections to assure compliance with hospital safety standards as assigned.

  • Is aware of and compliant with all hospital and regulatory agency safety goals and objectives as well as limitations of unlicensed assistive care.

  • LPN II

  • Upon successful completion of medication administration and other appropriate competencies, and successful completion of unit-based orientation, the LPN II may administer oral, rectal, IM, SC, otic, ophthalmic, inhaled, topical medications, and certain IV and intravesical medications per their scope of practice, training, and per Albany Med policies and protocols.__

  • Upon verification of additional specialized education, training, and competency, the LPN II may administer certain medication by intravesicular routes, draw blood for specimen (peripheral draw), perform 12 lead ECG, and give certain IV medications (no IV push) under delegation and direct supervision by a Registered Nurse or LIP.

  • In order to administer certain medications by peripheral IV, the LPN must successfully complete and maintain Albany Med IV Therapy Competency and practice within Albany Med and NYS guidelines on IV Therapy by Licensed Practical Nurses in Acute Care Settings as outlined in the table I.

  • In order to administer medications by intravesicular routes the LPN must successfully complete and maintain Intravesicle Administration and other applicable competencies and practice within NYS guidelines on Administration of chemotherapy and BCG by bladder installation.

  • All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees will be required to perform any other job‐related instructions given by their supervisor subject to reasonable accommodations.

Qualifications

  • Vocational School Diploma Graduate of a Licensed Practical Nurse academic nursing program. - required

  • Applicable experience per department hiring guidelines. - required

  • Ability to improve job performance through continuing education.

  • Possesses knowledge of quality concepts, principles, and problem‐solving tools and techniques and demonstrates ability to apply in support of departmental and patient care quality improvement.

  • Able to communicate cooperatively and effectively with patients, family members, employees, and others.

  • Ability to listen well, take direction and engage in interactive dialogues with others.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as the patient record, safety rules and procedure documents.

  • Articulates clear findings with staff and members of the patient care team.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

  • Identifies problems, gathers data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions.

  • LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - State Licensure NYS Licensure Upon Hire - required

Physical Demands

  • Standing - Constantly

  • Walking - Constantly

  • Sitting - Rarely

  • Lifting - Frequently

  • Carrying - Frequently

  • Pushing - Occasionally

  • Pulling - Occasionally

  • Climbing - Occasionally

  • Balancing - Occasionally

  • Stooping - Frequently

  • Kneeling - Frequently

  • Crouching - Frequently

  • Crawling - Occasionally

  • Reaching - Frequently

  • Handling - Frequently

  • Grasping - Frequently

  • Feeling - Constantly

  • Talking - Constantly

  • Hearing - Constantly

  • Repetitive Motions - Constantly

  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Constantly

Working Conditions

  • Extreme cold - Rarely

  • Extreme heat - Rarely

  • Humidity - Rarely

  • Wet - Rarely

  • Noise - Constantly

  • Hazards - Frequently

  • Temperature Change - Rarely

  • Atmospheric Conditions - Rarely

  • Vibration - Rarely

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical!

Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that: Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Medical Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!​

Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:

Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Albany Med is the centerpiece of medicine, research, and medical education in New York’s CapitalRegion and is the area's largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees.

Albany Med offers excellent career opportunities in a wide range of roles in both patient care andadministration. We value all our staff members and offer outstanding employee benefits including:

  • Excellent health care coverage (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-health-%20benefits/) with lower copays at most Albany Med providers.

  • A wide array of services and programs to support emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-advantages/)

Anchored in the state’s historic capital city, Albany Med offers a full range outpatient and inpatient careand is home to the region’s largest hospital, only Level 1 trauma center, and only children’s hospital. Thedowntown campus also offers opportunities at Albany Medical College.

Albany Med partners with Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital to form the Albany Med Health System, serving more than three million people over 25 counties.

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