Licensed Practical Nurse

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Licensed Practical Nurse - School Based Health Center

The mission of The Children's Aid Society (CAS) is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. Since our founding in 1853, we have been at the forefront of developing innovative and effective programs and comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Each year, The Children's Aid Society touches the lives of more than 70,000 children and families in more than 40 locations. With an annual budget of more than $110 million and 1,000 full-time staff, the Children's Aid Society is one of the largest social service providers in the US.

Under the administrative supervision of the Clinic Manager and the clinical supervision of the NP, the LPN is responsible for providing basic patient nursing care, in accordance with the standards of the nursing profession and The Children’s Aid Society’s Policies and Procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Responsible for collecting information from patients, i.e., medical records, medical insurance details and other pretreatment formalities, prior to patients being seen by a medical provider.
• Responsible for triaging and gathering health details about the patients, such as checking vital signs which usually comprise blood pressure, body temperature, respiration and heart beat rate, etc.
• Helps patients get ready for medical examinations; should the medical provider prescribe any medications, immunizations and/or injections, the LPN would be responsible for administering these to patient.
• Should the patient have external wounds on his/her body, the LPN would dress the wounds for quick healing. After recording the present medical condition of the patient, the LPN is to inform the respective provider regarding same and report any pertinent changes in the patient’s condition or needs.
• Responsible for patient’s health education; must inform the parent/patient about the patient’s regular medications, healthy diet and provide guidelines for maintaining his/her health.
• Documents the care and pertinent client reactions at each visit and records same in progress notes according to CAS’ policies and procedures.
• Assumes responsibility for personal growth by attending Agency/Program staff meetings and in-service programs as required by the NP.
• Provides a cooperative effort toward quality health care by understanding functions of other members of the health care team.
• Accepts the philosophy, purpose and policies of The Children’s Aid Society.
• Maintains Universal Precaution Guidelines and safety measures according to CAS’ policies and procedures.
• Informs the primary NP if changes are noted in a patient’s chart.
• Maintains patient confidentiality.
• Ensures that all patients, visitors and coworkers receive personalized prompt attention and are treated with dignity and respect.
• Performs other related duties as required.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

• Graduate of an accredited practical or vocational training nursing program.
• Currently licensed as a licensed practical nurse or licensed vocational nurse in the State of New York.
• Two years’ experience minimum in Pediatric nursing required.
• Continuing Education Unit Accreditation Maintenance.
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) ability a plus.
• Works effectively and enthusiastically with children and adolescents, families, professionals and other personnel from a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
• Has excellent observation, oral and written communication skills.
• Flexibility and ability to work under pressure.
• Works collaboratively with administrative, medical, dental, and mental health staff.

Please upload a cover letter and resume below:

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted

Children's Aid Society is an equal opportunity employer

Hours per Week: 
35
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
Salary or Hourly: 
Salary
Location: 
Staten Island- Curtis High School
Minimum Education: 
Associate's Degree
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