The Licensed Practice Nurse provides direct resident care under the direction and supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse, in accordance with the NYS Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, and the standards set by Nursing Services and the Nursing Practice Council.
- Currently licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in New York State.
- Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
- Currently licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in New York State.
- Previous experience preferred.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work with other healthcare team members.
- Meets requirements of physical/pre-placement screening.
In this role, you will operate within the boundaries of the NYS Practice Act for Licensed Practical Nurses, delivering patient care in accordance with CVPH’s Standards of Care and Practice. You’ll work under the guidance of Registered Professional Nurses, assisting in patient assessments, planning, and evaluation to meet age-specific outcome goals. Your responsibilities will include providing nursing care to patients requiring monitoring and intervention, utilizing Point of Care Testing and various medical devices. You’ll document and communicate care, operate technology, and stay calm during crises. You’ll also contribute to patient and family education, administer pain management and medications, assist with blood therapy and central venous catheters, and offer preventive care and respiratory therapy. Additionally, you’ll support patients with tracheostomies and perform procedures, while adhering to infection control practices and advocating for patient rights. Your role also entails addressing ethical dilemmas, adapting to fluctuating patient needs, attending relevant training, and participating in meetings as required. This is a multifaceted position with a crucial role in providing comprehensive patient care.
Health Insurance is available to all full-time and part-time employees. CVPH utilizes a high deductible health insurance plan and may contribute to employees’ related Health Savings Accounts.
Dental Insurance may be purchased by employees with pre-tax dollars. The SEIU 1199 union offers an additional plan option for their members.
FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PLAN
The Flexible Benefit Plan is a program to help full and part-time employees defray the costs of health insurance premiums, qualified medical expenses and qualifying dependent (child or elder) care expenses. This Plan includes benefit dollars provided by the hospital, and an employee may make additional voluntary contributions to use for these costs.
CVPH provides Life Insurance (at 2x base compensation) and accidental death and dismemberment coverage for full and part-time employees. An employee may purchase supplemental life insurance for him/herself, spouse, children and/or grandchildren.
COMBINED TIME OFF
Paid time off includes vacation, personal, sick and holiday (8 per year) time. Available amounts and accrual rates vary by position and longevity at the hospital. Additional leave categories include bereavement and jury duty.
NYSNA union, management and non-union employees: CVPH contributes a defined contribution amount to a supplemental tax deferred annuity (a 403(b) program); these employees may contribute further to the 403(b) with CVPH matching the contribution up to a set limit.
SEIU 1199 union employees: employees may contribute to the 403(b) program, and CVPH contributes to the SEIU 1199 union pension on behalf of these employees.
There are a number of funding avenues for employees to use to help cover the cost of further education. Contact Learning & Development for more information.
Other CVPH Employee Benefits
- Discount on purchases at our onsite retail pharmacy, the Outpatient Pharmacy
- 25% discount in cafeteria when you swipe your employee badge
- Payroll Direct Deposit
- CVPH Credit Union located right off the main lobby: checking and savings accounts, auto and personal loans are available
- Employee Assistance Service: a confidential and free service providing assistance with a broad range of issues that may be affecting an employee’s life and work.
- Public Notaries are available onsite.
- Gift Shop, located off the main lobby
- Free onsite parking
- Numerous wellness programs through Occupational Health & Wellness, including onsite Weight Watchers, Zumba, Yoga, health-focused cafeteria menu options
- Nursing Moms Room
- Vendor discounts including Sam’s, Verizon, Dell, Whiteface Mountain (1-hour away), local movie theatre tickets, Six Flag’s Great Escape (1.5 hours away) and more
- Onsite shopping options through visiting retailers (jewelry, clothing, gifts, shoes, etc.)
- Hospital-arranged group trips for shopping, theatre, and concerts
About UVMHN – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
Trusted local care. A network of expertise.
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital is part of The University of Vermont Health Network, a six-hospital network serving patients and their families in Northern New York and Vermont. While we have changed our name, our commitment to the community remains the same.
Our hospitals and physicians are bringing the best of community and academic medicine together as one, sharing their knowledge and resources to give you access to leading-edge technology, advanced treatment options and the highest level of compassionate care. All of this, closer to home.
The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) is part of a six-hospital network serving patients and their families in northern New York and Vermont. We’re not just caregivers and staff – we’re your friends and neighbors, offering expertise and compassionate care as close to home as possible. That’s what we call the heart and science of medicine.
Quick Facts About CVPH
OUR PATIENTS & FAMILIES
- 300 inpatient beds
- All inpatient acute rooms are private
- 34 skilled nursing residents in our Skilled Nursing Facility
- An average of 25 admissions per day
- Approximately 775 outpatients cared for daily
- More than 190 physicians on our Medical Staff
- Approximately 70 advanced practice nurses and physician assistants
- More than 700 registered nurses
- More than 2,200 employees
- More than 300 volunteers
- Residencies and Training Programs include:
In the Community
Nestled on the western shore of Lake Champlain and surrounded by the stunning Adirondack Mountains, Plattsburgh, New York, is a vibrant and picturesque city known for its natural beauty, historic charm, and strong community spirit. This profile offers an in-depth look at what makes Plattsburgh a unique and inviting place to live, work, and visit.
Geography and Location
Plattsburgh is located in Clinton County, in the northeastern part of New York State. Its proximity to Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks, and the Canadian border makes it a strategic and picturesque location. The city covers an area of approximately 6.8 square miles, offering residents and visitors easy access to the region’s stunning landscapes.
Plattsburgh has a rich history, dating back to its role in the War of 1812. The Battle of Plattsburgh, a decisive victory in the war, is commemorated at the War of 1812 Museum. The city’s downtown area features historic architecture and charming streets that harken back to the 19th century.
With a population of approximately 20,000 residents (according to the 2020 census), Plattsburgh enjoys a diverse and growing community. It is a welcoming place for people of all ages, with a mix of young professionals, families, and retirees who are drawn to the area’s unique quality of life.
Plattsburgh’s economy is multifaceted, with a focus on sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, education, and retail. The presence of the Plattsburgh International Airport and nearby industrial parks has attracted various businesses, making it a hub for commerce. The city’s location along Lake Champlain also supports tourism and outdoor recreational industries.
Culture and Community
The Plattsburgh community takes pride in its cultural events and heritage. The city hosts various festivals and events, including the Mayor’s Cup Regatta and the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration, which draw visitors and showcase the city’s history. The Strand Center for the Arts and the Kent-Delord House Museum offer cultural enrichment to residents and visitors alike.
Recreation and Nature
Plattsburgh is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain at its doorstep. Hiking, boating, fishing, and skiing are just a few of the activities that residents and visitors can enjoy. The city also boasts numerous parks and recreational facilities, including the scenic Saranac River Trail.
Education and Healthcare
The Plattsburgh City School District and nearby colleges and universities, such as SUNY Plattsburgh, provide quality educational options. Healthcare needs are met by institutions like the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.
Plattsburgh, New York, is a city that harmoniously combines natural beauty with cultural richness and a strong sense of community. Its historical significance, diverse economy, and abundance of recreational opportunities make it a desirable place to live, work, and visit. Whether you’re captivated by the stunning landscapes, historical landmarks, or the welcoming atmosphere, Plattsburgh has something to offer for everyone.
Additional Company Information
Hospitals are just one part of the complete health care picture. A truly healthy community has a multitude of entities working together to meet the needs of our customers and build healthier communities.
The University of Vermont Health Network
The University of Vermont Health Network is a six-hospital system designed to offer highly integrated health care across the communities of Vermont and northern New York. The six hospitals in the network include The University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington, Vermont), Central Vermont Medical Center (Berlin, Vermont), Porter Medical Center (Middlebury, VT), Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (Plattsburgh, New York), Alice Hyde Medical Center (Malone, NY) Elizabethtown Community Hospital (Elizabethtown, New York) and Home Health & Hospice (Colchester, VT).
Adirondack Health Institute
Adirondack Health Institute expands regional collaboration among health care and social service providers serving the Adirondacks. AHI’s goal is to help members and their communities navigate the ever changing health care industry through partnerships and collaboration.
Adirondacks ACO is an accountable care organization working with Medicare to make it easier for doctors and hospitals to work together to keep communities healthier and improve the quality of care. A network of more than 450 participating primary and specialty clinicians coordinate health care for about 30,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, Washing and Northern Saratoga counties of New York and Grande Isle and Chittenden counties of Vermont.
Adirondack Medical Home
The Adirondack Region Medical Home Pilot is a collaborative effort by health care providers and public and private insurers to transform the health care delivery system in this rural, upstate New York region. This “medical home” isn’t a place; it’s a model for care that centers on the patient and increases the role of the primary care provider promoting a coordinated, team approach.
Clinton County Health Department
CVPH and the Clinton County Health Department have enjoyed a long partnership and shared responsibility of the health of the community. Together with other agencies and stakeholders, CVPH the Health Department coordinated:
The Community Health Assessment (CHA)
The CHA identifies and prioritizes the health care challenges currently faced by Clinton County residents. The findings in this CHA are from a two year process of collecting and analyzing data and consulting with stakeholders throughout the community and the region. They are intended to help members of the community, especially healthcare providers, work together to provide best practice program and service interventions designed to improve the overall health and well being of all residents of Clinton County.
View Clinton County’s Community Health Assessment 2019-2021
Community Service Plan
The Community Service Plan for Clinton County is a three-year plan identifying health issues facing the community and defining a course of action to utilize existing programs and resources and for creating new initiatives to address them.
View Clinton County’s Community Service Plan 2019-2021.
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