LPN Job Description
Here at Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center we are a newly renovated facility and are looking for quality staff. New starting pay rates based on experience. A new culture and atmosphere under new leadership. Quality Measures continue to improve. Come and be a part of something special.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This work involves the routine care of patients in accordance with detailed and well-defined rules and regulations. Performs routine sub-professional nursing services in the care of sub-acute, chronic patients and assists a registered professional nurse in the case of acutely ill patients, does related work as required. In addition, a licensed practical nurse assists a registered professional nurse in the carrying out of orders prescribed by a physician.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (The following work activities are listed as examples only and in no event shall an employee be limited to only those examples listed here.)
Assists in the admission and discharge of patients;
Takes the temperature, notes the rate of pulse and respiration and observes and records other signs and symptoms as directed;
Collects specimens and assists in carrying out diagnostic procedures under supervision;
Carries out uncomplicated therapeutic treatments such as giving enemas, preparing and applying simple dressings and administering certain medications upon specific instructions of the physician or a registered professional nurse.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Working knowledge of nursing techniques and their relation to medical and surgical practices; working knowledge of hospital sanitation and hygiene; ability to apply therapeutic treatments as prescribed; ability to understand and carry out exactly detailed oral and written instructions; ability to keep records and make reports; ability to get along well with patients and other; good moral character; excellent physical and mental health.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of a course of study in practical nursing approved by the State of Education Department of at least nine months at a school of practical nursing registered by such department, and completion of a standard grade school course; or any equivalent combination of experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS; Eligibility for a license issued by the State of New York to practice as a licensed practical nurse.