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Licensed Practical Nurse – Dialysis – Sun Harbor – Per Diem

NYU Langone Health

This is a Contract position in Roslyn Heights, NY posted May 23, 2020.

NYU Winthrop is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center, which offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We are a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services.

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Nurse, LPN – PD.

In this role, the successful candidate Responsible for using his/her clinical experience to plan the delivery of safe, therapeutic, age appropriate patient care through planning, implementation and evaluation over a scope of practice. With the patient and family central to the care, the LPN incorporates the unique characteristics and needs of each patient and family member into the care delivery process. Works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team to promote wellness and optimizes patient outcomes. Performs multiple clinical and clerical duties as required. Complies with established policies, procedures, rules and regulations as they pertain to the hospital as well as federal state and local regulations. Diligently observe all HIPPA guidelines. Performs all other duties as it relates to specialty.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Completes documentation reflecting multidisciplinary coordination. Documents teaching/learning needs of patients and families while on program and in preparation for discharge. Evaluates and documents patient’s response to nursing and multidisciplinary team interventions, including patient/family teaching. Evaluates patient’s clinical status and attempts satisfactory resolution of patient clinical issues at point of care prior to escalating issues. Takes action to optimize achievement of patient outcomes. Participates in identification, investigation and resolution of actual and/or potential risk management /quality care/ethical issues. Addresses patient issues following established communication hierarchy.
  • Evaluates patient progress toward health goals and modifies critical path or plan or care accordingly. Interacts and collaborates with other members of health team to identify specific patient needs. Initiates appropriate interventions to amend identified variances from plan of care. Documents patient and family response to interventions and collaborate with the RN to modify the plan of care as needed. Provides direct patient care which includes but not limited to utilizing WUH policy/procedures, patient care guidelines, physician s orders etc. Incorporates standards of practice, clinical pathways, age-specific guidelines and patient care guidelines into plan of care.
  • Recognizes and responds to issues that may cause problems and/or refers issues to the RN; utilizes the escalation policy. Recognizes the family as defined by the patient and incorporates the principles of family centered care in daily practice. Identifies patient satisfaction/dissatisfaction with plan of care; escalates issues as required. Consistently verifies and documents patient advance care directives for assigned patients. Maintains open channels of communication through intra and inter shift reporting. Utilizes appropriate communication in all interactions; demonstrates proper telephone etiquette. Actively participates in maintaining a clean, safe, therapeutic environment, including security of patient belongings. Responds to emergency situations as appropriate. Ensures appropriate emergency equipment is present and operational. Is cognizant of HEICS plan and participates in implementing plan as required.
  • Obtains prior authorization for medication from patient s insurance company as needed Obtains referrals for patient tests ordered by MD as per patient’s insurance requirements. Maintains exam room for necessary supplies, cleanliness.
  • Processes medication orders and refills through the Workflow system. Verifies dosage and medication using various tools progress notes, Clarity, physician or contacting patient if necessary. Enters comments and your initials in Workflow when receiving verbal approval from a physician to refill a prescription.
  • Identifies patient satisfaction/dissatisfaction with plan of care. If patient expresses dissatisfaction, implements conflict resolution skills and addresses issues with plan of care. Assess and documents patient/family advance care directives and Rights and Responsibilities if indicated. Establishes collaborative and collegial relationships with health care team members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a High School or Equivalent Technical Diploma
Graduate of accredited school of licensed practical nursing

1 year nursing experience working in dialysis required

Required Licenses: LPN

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Winthrop provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Winthrop is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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