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Licensed Practical Nurse (RPT)

Company: ECMC
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The work involves performing routine nursing services at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation, including the Long-Term Care Facility, or Erie County Health Department Clinic.# The incumbent provides routine nursing care to residents or patients, may assume charge responsibilities with minimal supervision and may perform higher level technical nursing tasks.# Work is performed under the general supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse, Physician or other higher-ranking professional of the department.# Supervision may be exercised over Hospital/Institutional Aide.# Does related work as required. # TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Maintains equipment used in the care of patients; Administers and documents the administration of medications; Performs or assists with treatments and procedures; Teaches and/or assists with patient and family health care teaching as outlined on the care plan or as directed; Performs and records vital signs and weights; Administers internal feedings; Observes and monitors patient conditions and documents these in accordance with nursing standards; Informs nurse in charge of care provided to patients and status of patients# condition; Reports incidents to nurse in charge; Develops and maintains interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and hospital personnel; Performs charge duties when necessary and as directed; Provides for patient safety and comfort; Performs tasks normally assigned to a Hospital/Institutional Aide; Transport patients in acute and long-term care facilities; Participates in In-service education. # IN ADDITION, IF ASSIGNED TO THE ERIE COUNTY HOME: Maintains communication and reports changes in resident condition to supervising Registered Nurse; Administers and documents the administration of medications, including IV infusions and IV medications; Performs EKG testing, pulse oximetry testing and phlebotomy. # FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of basic nursing techniques; good knowledge of advanced technical nursing skills; good knowledge of infection control; good knowledge of medication administration and pharmacology; ability to apply therapeutic treatments as prescribed; ability to understand and carry out exactly, detailed oral and written instructions; ability to keep records and prepare reports; good interpersonal skills; initiative; sound professional judgment; capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. # MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and completion of a course of study in a registered School of Practical Nursing approved by the New York State Education Department. # SPECIAL REQUIREMENT ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION: Possession of a license and current registration to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse or possession of a temporary permit as issued by the New York State Education Department at time of appointment and maintenance throughout duration of appointment. # SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR HEALTH DEPARTMENT POSITIONS ONLY: Possession of a license and current registration to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse as issued by the New York State Education Department at time of appointment. Possession of a valid New York State Driver#s license and use of a private automobile at time of appointment. # NOTE:# Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.

Keywords: ECMC, Buffalo , Licensed Practical Nurse (RPT), Other , Buffalo, New York

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