Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Cayuga Nursing & Rehabilitation Center – Ithaca, NY

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: 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.

: (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.

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