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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)-WNY Immediate Care in Buffalo, NY at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 11/25/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time/Part-Time
  • Location:
    Buffalo, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/25/2021

Job Description

WNY Immediate Care in Buffalo has an immediate opening

for an LPN

JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW:

The LPN performs a variety of duties under the direction of the RN and will work as a part of a health care team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions and support Immediate Care Clinical staff in the provision of client care.  LPN performs all clinical orders in a timely and accurate manner, adhering to all regulatory requirements. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represents Immediate Care by displaying a respectful and caring manner with patients and their families. Independently problem solves and utilizes resources to obtain patient information when patient is unable to communicate.  Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
  • Coordinates and participates in a variety of patient care activities in the examination and treatment of patients to include: vital signs, blood draw, medication administration, assisting with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, using standard equipment; records data for medical record.
  • Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, and note times and amounts on patients' charts.
  • Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
  • Provide basic patient care and treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, rubbing with alcohol, or performing catheterizations.
  • Sterilize equipment and supplies using germicides and/or sterilizer.
  • Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them.
  • Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.
  • Collect samples such as blood, urine and sputum from patients, and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.
  • Escort and/or transport patients to examination room and other clinic locations.
  • Prepare patients for examinations, tests or treatments and explain procedures.
  • Assemble and use equipment such as catheters and oxygen supplies.
  • Prepare and give injections, Start IV’s
  • Interacts calmly, respectfully and in a friendly manner with other representatives of services at Immediate Care. Refers patients to proper resources for Immediate Care policies such as billing support.  Assists in clerical duties as needed, functioning as a member of the health care team. 
  • Work directly under supervision of Medical Director, Site Administrator and Registered Nurse to provide uncompromising service to patients and community.
  • Performs various laboratory testing, controls and additional duties as needed.
  • Participate in development and implementation of general policies and procedures to provide for the physical and emotional comfort and safety of patients. Maintains competence through continuing education and in-service training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
  • Attendance and being on time, ready to work your scheduled hours is an essential job requirement.

 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program and a Registered Nurse in the State of New York
  • Minimum of one (1) year of recent acute care experience, preferably in an Emergency Room or Urgent Care Setting
  • Proficiency in IV skills at all age groups
  • Current BLS validation required
  • ACLS and PALS validation preferred or must be obtained within 6 months of employment
  • Ability to triage patient problems appropriately
  • Patient assessment skills
  • High degree of verbal communication and interpersonal skills to determine needs, provide information, instruct, and provide emotional support
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of general office equipment including fax and copy machines, multi-line phone system, and personal computer
  • Ability to address and resolve conflict in a professional manner
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to perform patient intake and document problems appropriately, seeking guidance as needed
  • Working knowledge of general office equipment including fax and copy machines, multi-line phone system, and personal computer
  • Working knowledge of electronic medical records
  • Ability to address and resolve conflict in a professional manner
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform detail-oriented work.
  • Ability to work independently yet in conjunction with a team.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing and growing atmosphere.
  • Courteous and professional demeanor.
  • Willingness to work as a team player to meet common goals of the department.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when handling difficult clients/stressful situations.
  • Promote positive department morale through effective teamwork.
  • Ability to work and travel to multiple locations.

 

PHYSICAL / ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Moderate physical effort, including assistance to the disabled patient in transfers to and from wheelchairs, exam tables, etc.
  • Associated health risks related to patient exposure including body fluids and disease
  • Job performed in a well-lighted, modern office setting.
  • Occasional travel locally
  • Occasional standing/bending
  • Moderate to high stress level
  • Potential for prolonged sitting, telephone use and computer/PC work

 

This position may require manual dexterity and/or frequent use of the computer, telephone, 10-key, calculator, office machines (copier, scanner, fax) and/or the ability to perform repetitive motions and/or meet production standards to comply with the essential functions. Also, may require physical and/or mental stamina to work overtime, additional hours beyond a regular schedule and/or more than five days per week.

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