Job Information

Organization: Planned Parenthood of Central & Western NY

Posting Start: 2024-03-21

Location: Buffalo

Job Title: LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)

Posting End: 2024-12-31


A Brief Job Description:

LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)
(Regular Part-Time or Full-Time)
Buffalo, NYBeing a nurse at Planned Parenthood is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to support a mission while providing high-quality health care to patients eager for your expertise.

We offer:

  • On the job training in the latest methods of reproductive and sexual health
  • Generous benefits package including Paid Time Off (PTO), 401(k) plan with company match, medical/dental/vision
  • A predictable schedule with ten paid holidays and no overnights
  • Free on-site parking
  • An understanding of the importance of balancing work and family life
  • A focus on education and prevention
  • A focus on high-quality, evidence-based practice
  • Patients who need you and choose you for your expertise

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York (PPCWNY) protects and provides health care and education that empowers individuals and families. With respect. Without judgment. No matter what. 

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York (PPCWNY). PPCWNY recruits exceptional and diverse staff. PPCWNY strives to develop staff into leaders for a diverse and global workplace.

In support of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York (PPCWNY)’s mission, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will provide direct clinical care offered through several programs from family planning to surgical services ensuring patients receive professional services in a timely manner. This position plans, directs and evaluates total nursing care for the treatment of all patients. The LPN also performs routine laboratory testing including blood draws.

Essential FunctionsHealth Center Practice

  • Accurately records data in the electronic health record regarding the patient’s health history including obstetric, gynecologic, contraceptive, medical, surgical, family health and psycho-social backgrounds
  • Performs routine vital signs and lab tests such as weight, blood pressure, urine, hemoglobin, pregnancy test and venipuncture’s as necessary
  • In an objective, unbiased manner, discuss pregnancy options with women and offer appropriate referrals and description of services
  • May duplicate labels for contraceptive pills according to the orders written in the chart
  • Assumes legal responsibility in conjunction with PPFA for proper ordering, handling and distribution of medications and supplies in compliance with State and Federal laws and with appropriate orders from the assigned clinician
  • Perform routine injections as directed by clinician
  • Assist providers with abortion procedures and acts as a support to the patient
  • Sterilizes instruments
  • Monitors patients in the recovery room
  • Set up and clean procedure and utility room
  • Maintain appropriate stock of supplies in exam rooms
  • Perform quality controls as directed

Counseling and Education

  • Provides information and counseling on reproductive services; abortions, sterilization as well as family planning methods: oral contraceptives, IUCs, diaphragms, cervical caps, condoms, vaginal spermicide, sponges, natural family planning, etc. Coordinates follow up visits with the clinicians as needed
  • Provides information and counseling in areas of health maintenance and reproductive care such as nutrition, infertility, sexuality, family planning, breast self-awareness, menopause, HIV antibody testing and safe sex techniques
  • Learns and uses information about how the needs of diverse patients can be sensitively met (LBGTQ community, varying ethnic cultures/practices, survivors of sexual assault, etc.)

Other Accountability Activities 

  • May participate in the quality improvement program; follows up and reports all complications to the Compliance Quality & Risk Management (CQRM) department
  • Accepts individual and joint responsibility for, participates in and works to achieve productivity, customer service and capacity goals as set by PPCWNY
  • Travels to other sites throughout Erie & Niagara counties via their own transportation to perform nursing duties as directed by the Health Center Manager and Clinician
  • Participates in the orientation of new health center nurses, providing observational experience for medical and nursing students; may assist with nursing staff orientation and in-service education
  • Stocks rooms and ensures that needed supplies and equipment are on hand; contacts the appropriate person(s) before supplies of any kind are depleted
  • Shows respect to patients and co-workers for differences in backgrounds, lifestyles, viewpoints and needs in areas such as ethnicity, race, gender, creed and sexual orientation
Requirements

Qualifications

  • LPN with current New York State license required
  • Practical Nursing Completion, Diploma, or Associates Degree in Nursing
  • Bilingual candidates highly desired and are strongly urged to apply
  • One year of nursing experience preferred
  • Experience with GYN care highly desirable
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with staff, ability to work in a fast-paced environment; able to juggle multiple priorities a must
  • Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written), be able to work a flexible schedule, and travel to other sites as needed
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid NYS driver’s license not in jeopardy of being revoked
  • Planned Parenthood seeks candidates who have experience delivering care in ways that honor and respect LGBTQ      communities
  • Planned Parenthood seeks candidates who have proficiency in one of the following languages, including but not limited to: Spanish, Nepali, Arabic, and Swahili
  • A commitment to Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY (PPCWNY)’s mission, vision and values along with a commitment to providing services to a diverse range of clients and to the goals of PPCWNY is essential

Physical Requirements 

  • Possess sufficient mobility to perform the Essential Functions listed in this Job Description with or without an accommodation
  • Ability to travel to all agency locations as assigned

Work Schedule

This is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) or regular part-time (22-30 hours/week) position.  Days may vary Monday-Friday with rotating Saturdays required. 

Benefits & Compensation

At PPCWNY, we are committed to equitable compensation practices and transparency. In alignment with these efforts, the pay for this position ranges from $20.92 and $24.32/hour. Actual compensation will be determined by experience and other factors permitted by law.
In addition to competitive compensation, PPCWNY offers an extensive benefits package with generous Paid Time Off, 10 paid holidays, affordable medical, dental, and vision options, Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) with match, and much more!
Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status, or status as a qualified individual with disability.We are committed to workforce diversity and aspire to reflect the communities we serve. To that end, we strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ identifying individuals, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups to apply.

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Planned Parenthood of Central & Western New York - Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN (Regular Part-Time or Full-Time) (paylocity.com)