Performs various aspects of patient care within assigned patient care unit under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or physician. Will be expected to float to different areas throughout the organization from Pediatrics to Internal Medicine.
- Administers general nursing care to ambulatory patients in an assigned area under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse or physician
- Participates in planning and coordinating patient care.
- Follows the direction and guidance of the Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse implementing the nursing process.
- Reports and records results of nursing care and makes all significant information known immediately to Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse.
- Performs treatments and procedures as assigned.
- Establishes good interpersonal relations with patients, families, and hospital personnel.
- Must have knowledge of usual dosages, side effects, and reactions to medications patients are receiving, and is able to administer oral, subcutaneous, and intramuscular medications, except for experimental drugs.
- May administer narcotics orally or intramuscularly except on pediatrics, newborn nursery, and premature nursery.
- Performs related duties, as required.
- High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
- Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.
- Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse in New York State.
- Ability to communicate effectively.