Licensed Practical Nurse
Company: Caremount Medical
Location: Yorktown Heights
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Family Practice/Primary Care opening in Yorktown Heights, New
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Position Overview: The Licensed Practical Nurse or LPN provides
nursing care to patients/significant others via direct and/or
telephone contact, following established standards and practices.
S/he coordinates with other members of the care team to ensure
seamless care delivery, maximal coordination of efforts, and active
patient participation in planning and care. Assists physician or
other provider with clinical procedures and participates in patient
Typical Physical Demands: Requires full range of body motion
including moving and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity
and eye-hand coordination. Requires sitting and/or standing for
extended periods of time. Occasionally exerts up to 100 pounds of
force, such as assisting patients in arising from the exam table,
pushing patients in wheelchairs, or assisting patients into/out of
wheelchairs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
May require occasional lifting and carrying office supplies.
Typical Working Conditions: May require frequent exposure to
communicable diseases and body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal
preparations, and other substances and conditions common to a
medical office environment. Requires working in close proximity to
other personnel. Requires use of computer keyboard throughout the
work day. May require use of autoclave for instrument
sterilization. Requires working under stressful conditions and/or
working irregular hours.
Provides Direction To: Clerical assistants, medical assistants, and
other non-licensed personnel.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited school of
practical nursing. New York State (NYS) license with current NYS
registration, in good standing. Record of prior stable employment
and/or favorable references.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of one year experience as a
licensed practical nurse or two years as a medical assistant in a
pertinent practice area. Current CPR/BLS certification.
NOTE: This document is intended to describe the general nature and
level of work performed. It is not intended to serve as an
exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities
required of personnel so classified. (6/2016)
I. PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
A. Clinical Knowledge and Skills
1.Demonstrates clinical competence in the clinical knowledge and
skills area of practice, and assisting MD's with procedures.
2. Demonstrates basic knowledge of common disease processes and
treatments, including pertinent diagnostic/laboratory testing and
medical/nursing interventions; familiar with preventative health
measures related to population served
3.Demonstrates a proactive approach to patient care, focusing on
addressing each patient's individual and family needs at the time
of service; communicates identified needs in a timely manner.
4. Utilizes evidence-based approaches with
patients/families/caregivers to support self-management,
self-efficacy, and health-promoting behavior change.
5.Collaborates with patients and other members of the health-care
team to establish goals and priorities to meet patients' immediate
and future needs with consideration of developmental
6.Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and technical ability in
medication/treatment administration; administers prescribed
medications correctly, with knowledge of proper dosage, route, site
and possible side effects;
7.Provides accurate, up-to-date clinical information to patients
consistent with LPN scope of practice and accepted CareMount
Medical practice standards, policies, and protocols;
8.Functions effectively w/ other healthcare providers during
clinical emergency situations
9.Understands and practices universal precautions correctly and
consistently complies with all applicable OSHA guidelines and
CareMount Medical policies;
1. Communicates professionally in all situations and across all
modalities (email, telephone, and EHR)
2.Notifies patients and reception staff promptly of un-anticipated
physician/mid-level healthcare professional delays or scheduling
3. Demonstrates effective communication strategies reflective of
the needs of all patients, including those from vulnerable
4.Provides reassurance to patients who are upset and/or in need of
assistance or additional information;
5.Delegates duties to clerical assistants, medical assistants, and
other assistive personnel as appropriate;
6.Answers telephone promptly and courteously and identifies self by
name and department (and physician's office by physician's name, if
7.Effectively and efficiently screens patient phone calls and
schedules same-day (work-in) appointments as per departmental or
individual physician guidelines
8.Facilitates patient referrals and pre-certs as needed;
communicates potential for additional care coordination with
outside organizations and/or providers when identified
9.Consults with physicians, RN's and Patient Care Manager as
C. Organizational Skills
1. Demonstrates ability to set priorities appropriately toward the
achievement of a desired outcome
2.Sets priorities effectively to ensure timely completion of
3.Requests assistance as appropriate in order to complete assigned
4.Takes and delivers complete, appropriate and signed messages as
5.Efficiently & effectively processes multiple and/or simultaneous
6.Notifies patients of amount of time needed to address or answer
their requests or questions; completes such requests as promptly as
possible and/or notifies patient of anticipated (or unanticipated)
1.Documents in EMR all pertinent clinical observations/information
medications/immunizations/treatments given, etc.; utilizing
medication and immunization module.
2.Maintains legible log of all telephone calls received, including,
but not limited to: date and time of call, full name, date of
birth, and call back number as well as reason for call, per
E. Team Dynamics
1.Demonstrates effective problem-solving skills to maintain the
smooth functioning of the department & patient/personnel safety
2.Offers to assist others when work load permits;
3. Provides direction & support, delegates tasks to professional &
non-professional staff; Is cooperative & open-minded in working in
a team setting
4. Actively participates in the care team to ensure that patient
needs and preferences are incorporated into the comprehensive plan
5.Serves as an effective preceptor to new staff as assigned;
6.Effectively performs the duties of charge nurse as assigned
7.Actively participates in departmental staff meetings.
8.Assists Patient Care Manager when possible by taking on alternate
assignments or responsibilities, working additional hours, or
altering regularly scheduled hours, when necessary.
1.Demonstrates accountability, sound judgment, & ethical behavior
in all activities;
2.Keeps current in clinical and theoretical nursing practices
3.Attends mandatory conferences/in-services in order to maintain
active NY State registration, in good standing with NY State
4. Serves as a role model for professional conduct and professional
(e.g., maintaining composure during times of increased stress);
5. Maintains confidentiality of all information obtained from
patient records and conversations with patients, physicians, and
other CareMount Medical personnel;
6.Demonstrates patient advocacy;
7.Maintains current license, NYS registration, & BLS
G. Other Specific Responsibilities/Duties
II. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF ALL EMPLOYEES
A. Arrives to work on time or notifies Patient Care Manager or
designee as soon as employee becomes aware that s/he will be absent
or tardy, and/or as per individual department protocol.
B. Maintains an acceptable attendance record as per CareMount
Medical policies and procedures.
C. Notifies Patient Care Manager or designee whenever leaving
CareMount Medical premises during scheduled work hours.
D. Attends all mandatory CareMount Medical programs and
E. Dresses according to CareMount Medical dress code.
F. Assumes responsibility for reading, understanding, and complying
with information contained in the current CareMount Medical
Employee Handbook, CareMount Medical Clinical and/or Administrative
Policy & Procedure Manuals, as applicable.
G. Maintains patient confidentiality under all circumstances, and
follows all CareMount Medical policies regarding
H. Assists Patient Care Manager and/or designee, and/or other
administrative personnel when possible by taking on alternate
assignments or other responsibilities, working additional hours, or
altering regularly scheduled hours, when necessary, for the
efficient operation of CareMount Medical.
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role.
CareMount will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations
as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof
of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or
protected veteran status. CareMount is an EO employer -
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