LPN – Licensed Practical Nurse

Posted 3 months ago

Position Summary

Drakos Urgent Care is looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse to join our team! In this position, you will play a critical role in providing high-quality patient care, promoting wellness, and ensuring positive patient experiences. Your clinical expertise, excellent communication skills, and dedication to patient advocacy will be instrumental in delivering innovative healthcare solutions and enhancing patient outcomes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Assist in the screening, assessment, and documentation of patient health status.
  • Administer medications and treatments as directed by healthcare providers.
  • Perform basic patient care procedures, such as wound care, splinting, and vital sign measurements.
  • Educate patients on health conditions, treatment plans, and follow-up care instructions.
  • Work closely with physicians, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare team members to provide comprehensive patient care.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, and colleagues, ensuring accurate and timely exchange of information.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date electronic medical records, documenting patient assessments, interventions, and outcomes.
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining patient charts, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Assist with minor medical procedures, including wound suturing, suture removal, and foreign body removal.
  • Perform point-of-care testing, specimen collection, and laboratory tasks as needed.
  • Participate in emergency response protocols, assisting in urgent and critical situations.
  • Administer first aid and initial care in emergencies while awaiting further medical attention.
  • Provide emotional support and reassurance to patients and their families during stressful situations.
  • Offer guidance on preventive care, health promotion, and wellness strategies.
  • Follow strict infection control protocols to maintain a safe and sanitary environment for patients and staff.
  • Adhere to proper hand hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE) usage, and disposal of biohazardous materials.
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives, suggesting process enhancements and contributing to a culture of continuous improvement.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Current and valid LPN license in New York State.
  • Completion of an accredited LPN program.
  • BLS certification.
  • Recognizes, respects and values the equality of EMS colleagues in the healthcare setting.
  • Previous experience in urgent care, emergency room, or fast-paced medical setting is preferred.
  • Proficient in electronic medical record (EMR) systems and basic computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work efficiently in a high-pressure environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to patient-centered care and a strong sense of empathy.
  • Flexibility to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

  • Requires extended periods of sitting at a workstation or standing to provide patient care.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • Good manual dexterity is essential for performing tasks such as administering injections, taking vital signs, and conducting physical examinations.
  • May need to assist patients with mobility issues or reposition them during examinations or treatments. This requires the ability to lift or support patients when necessary.
  • The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers for typing, data entry, and filing.
  • Clear vision is necessary for reading and analyzing data, reports, and documents.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
  • Adherence to safety protocols, including wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), may be required to handle potentially hazardous substances and maintain a safe working environment.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $24.00 – $34.00 per hour

Expected hours: 15 – 50 per week

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Weekly schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Experience: Nursing: 3 years (Required)

    License/Certification:

    • Driver’s License (Preferred)
    • BLS Certification (Preferred)
    • LPN (Preferred)

    Job Features

    Job CategoryNursing

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