Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse-GLPP Internal Medicine (Main Dunkirk)
Job ID: 675529
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: GLPP CPC Main Dunkirk
Location: , Dunkirk NY

Description

UPMC Hamot is currently hiring a full-time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to help support the Great Lakes Physician Practice Main Dunkirk Chautauqua Internal Medicine Office, located in Dunkirk, NY.

 

The LPN in this position will routinely work a Monday-Friday schedule with hours varying between 9:00 AM-5:30 PM.

 

The LPN in this position is responsible to work independently alongside providers to assist in the delivery of primary health services and nursing care to the individual patients and families. This will include clinical tasks including rooming patients, administering medications, and assessing vital signs in order to assist patients with pulmonary and sleep disorders. In addition, the LPN is responsible to assist with patient phone triage and assisting patients with updating medical questionnaires and medication records.  

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the nursing care for patients and their families.
  •  Possesses the ability to obtain and interpret information considering age specific needs.
  •  Conducts interviews with patient to answer questions related to healthcare problems and provides necessary counseling utilizing all resource persons and materials available.
  • Administers medications and vaccines as ordered by attending physician and keeps abreast of changes in requirements for immunization, flu vaccines and allergy injections.
  • Responsible for sterilization of office equipment and ordering of stock supplies and keeps appropriate records of same.
  • Performs laboratory duties assuring compliance with OSHA and CLIA.
  • Identifies and communicates educational needs of patients to their physician and does teaching in these areas upon his/her request.
  • Assists physician in patient examination and performs specialized procedures.
  • Maintains competence through participation in continuing education and other appropriate learning experiences with necessary documentation.
  • Demonstrates Hamot's commitment to Service Excellence by understanding the needs of patients, their families, physicians and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely, coordinated and thorough.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an approved Practical Nursing program.
  • One year clinical experience preferred.
  • Prior office nursing experience preferred.
  • BLS certified preferred.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of New York. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire Must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first.� Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU.

  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Licensed Practical Nurse or Temporary Practice Permit

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $14.65 to $21.34

Union Position: No

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