Licensed Practical Nurse at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Location: Bronx, New York





Job Description:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Job ID 2019-11741
Campus Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 2019-02-13
Employee Classification 1199 Union
Department Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Position Type Regular Full-Time

ABOUT US

Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

Einstein's major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty's consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art "hospital without beds", a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state's first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein's clinical faculty and training Einstein's medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

Position

The Einstein-Montefiore ICTR's mission is to enhance the discipline of clinical and translational research by promoting multidisciplinary collaboration, addressing translational "blocks" in research, providing infrastructure and collaborative support, and enhancing training, education, and career development to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center communities. As part of the ICTR, the Clinical Research Center provides the infrastructure to support clinical and translational research. The LPN will work in accordance with the policies of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and in collaboration with the ICTR Administration, the Montefiore Medical Center Administration, and the College of Medicine on regulatory compliance and achievement of the goals and objectives of the ICTR.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform nursing research duties under the guidance and as assigned by the "Nurse supervisor." Maintain competency in nursing skills to enhance clinical/research performance.
  • Complete patient research documentation and appropriate reporting of information such as medical history, medication history, nutrition, and other information as per the protocols and assist with study surveys and questionnaires.
  • Verify that source documents are up to date.
  • Perform phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, and record anthropometric measurements and vital signs, and process urine and blood specimens per the protocols.
  • Perform urinalysis, blood sugar, hematocrit, urine pregnancy test, and other tests as appropriate.
  • Administer research medication and treatment. Must ensure that all protocols for identifying patients are followed before dispensing or administering medications. Observe patients for any reaction to medications. Complete medication incident reports under the guidance of Nurse Supervisor.
  • Record and report significant patient incidents or problems to the PI, study team and nurse supervisor as indicated. Able to set priorities, problem solve and use good clinical judgment.
  • Perform equipment checks and operate clinic equipment. Set up exam rooms, organize and label blood tubes for studies. Process blood specimens by labeling, accessioning, spinning and packaging for transport.
  • Maintain professional attitude and a friendly working atmosphere. Develop effective communication with patients and colleagues. Maintain a safe environment.
  • Perform job functions in manner that promotes efficient use of resources and continuous quality improvement.
  • Order and maintain supplies.
  • Proficient in the use of computers for data entry.
  • Conform to all applicable HIPAA and safety guidelines.
  • Must complete the web-based CITI course on the protection of research subjects.
  • Must complete all required training in connection with this position, i.e., blood borne pathogens, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • License to practice as a LPN in New York State is required.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years experience required. Research experience is a plus.
  • Although the workweek hours are generally fixed, the candidate must be flexible to accommodate the needs of the investigators and the unit. Occasional Saturdays may be required.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

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