Licensed Practical Nurse -Lovejoy/St. Vincent's (SOCH)
Sisters Of Charity Hospital - Acute - Buffalo, NY

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Licensed Practical Nurse –
  • Lovejoy/St. Vincent's (Primary Care Center): The Licensed Practical Nurse assigned to the Primary Care Center administers nursing care to the outpatient and is responsible for the delivery of the patient care through the process of planning, implementation and evaluation to the ages of patients served based on the areas of clinical practice, under the direction of the Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, or Physician. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Maintains confidentiality of all hospital and staff information.

    REPORTS TO: Office Manager, RN, Physician, Nurse Practitioner

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

    SKILL AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS (MINIMUM):

    EDUCATION:
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    Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.
    · Current New York State Licensure.
    · Successful completion of pharmacy test.
    EXPERIENCE:
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    Have previous occupational health or infection control experience.
    · Relevant / current out-patient experience preferred in pediatrics, OB/GYN, and/or Medicine, depending on location and services offered at site.
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY:
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    Able to work well in stressful situations and conditions of frequent interruption.
    · Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
    WORKING CONDITIONS:
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    May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases, occasional exposure to unpleasant patient elements, contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances, may be exposed to /occasionally exposed to patient elements, exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness), subject to varying and unpredictable situations, handles emergency or crisis situations, subject to many interruptions, occasionally subjected to irregular hours, occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries, handles absentee replacement on short notice, may be exposed to toxic chemicals due to photocopier, flexibility in scheduled working hours/days to meet needs of unit.
    PHYSICAL EFFORT:

    ACTIVITY & STRENGTH : (MEDIUM)

    Low Lift (floor to knuckle): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

    Mid Lift (knuckle to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

    High Lift (shoulder and above): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

    Full Lift (floor to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

    Carry: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

    Push: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

    Pull: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

    Overall Strength Category: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (1-10 lbs.)

    Dictionary Of Occupational Titles

    Constant (C) 67-100% Workday

    Occasional - Frequent (F) 34-66% Workday

    Occasional (O) 0-33% Workday

    Not Present (N)

    Activity - Job Demand

    Walk – Frequent

    Climb Stairs – Occasional

    Stoop – Frequent

    Kneel – Occasional

    Crouch – Occasional

    Reach (immediate) – Frequent

    Reach (overhead) – Occasional

    Handling – Frequent

    Fingering - Frequent

    Sitting – Occasional

    Standing – Constant

    Push Cart - Frequent

    Pull Cart - Frequent

    INTERNAL/EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS:

    INTERNAL:
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    Works cooperatively with the technical sections of the laboratory.

    EXTERNAL:
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    Works cooperatively with physicians, nursing and ancillary support staff.

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