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Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Job Number 529718
  • Type Temp
  • Location Stamford, CT
  • Pay Depends on Experience
  • Referral Bonus $50

Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Description:

Stamford, CT-based medical facility looking to hire a Temp LPN.
Surgical Oncology (outpatient)

Hours: 8:30 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday
Duration: 3-5 months for a LOA

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) coordinates patient care following all established standards of practice within the State and Federal guidelines. Provides mentorship of non-nursing personnel. Serves as a resource to both staff and management in problem identification and resolution.


  • Checks schedules and organizes patient low; greets patients, documents patients' concerns, questions, etc.; accompanies patients to exam/procedure room and prepares patients for a physical exam. Initial patient interview; reviewing patient medical profile, H&P, and document in Ecw /manual charting as appropriate.
  • Obtains and accurately documents patient vital signs and weight: report any abnormalities to a physician. Assists with specimen collection and testing as necessary. Documents pertinent information.
  • Assists patients as necessary, i.e., walking, transferring, dressing, etc.
  • Provides minor treatment as directed by a physician and assists physicians with minor procedures.
  • Provides education as indicated after assessing the learning needs of the patient and or family.
  • Documents all patient-related activities by the end of the shift.
  • Schedules patient testing and pre-certifies if insurance requires.
  • Responds to all telephone messages (patient, physician offices, etc.) by end of shift.
  • End-of-month checks for expired supplies and medication.
  • Stocks rooms/maintains inventory or exam/procedure rooms.
  • Orders supplies as needed.
  • Cleans the exam/procedure room & equipment after each patient.
  • Prepares exam /procedure room for next patient & physician needs.
  • Notifies patients of test results (per physician instruction) and follow-up.

  • Attends scheduled staff meetings, and in-service education opportunities and participates in continuing education programs. Formulates and maintains effective working relationships with employees and other managers of the health care team.
  • Respects and protects the patient's rights to confidentiality and privacy and discloses information only for professional purposes that are in the patient's best interests with full consideration of their legal rights. Displays a positive attitude when interacting with physician's office staff, physicians, and fellow office employees.
  • Participates in and supports performance improvement and risk management activities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested in order to maintain a high level of service. Completes required continuous training and education, including practice-specific requirements. Demonstrates professional work behavior by following Service Standards. Complies with departmental organizational policies and procedures and adheres to external agency requirements.


    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
    • Valid license as Licensed Practical Nurse in CT.
    • Maintains a minimum of 6 contact hours annually.
    • Excellent customer service/communication skills.
    • Knowledge of medical terminology.
    • Minimum of 2 years previous experience in a similar position.
    • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.

    Ambulatory Patient Practice Specific

    Significant portions of daily assignments involve the application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity, (i.e., typing on a computer keyboard, use of telephone).

    Mobility is necessary to provide quality patient care. Manual dexterity is used to assist patients with activities of daily living, operate equipment, and perform assigned treatments. Physical effort is required to assist patients with transfer and ambulation, which may involve lifting, pushing, and pulling patients. Hearing within normal range is necessary to safely provide patient care.

    Regular exposure to blood/body fluids, chemicals, and equipment used in the treatment of patients. Significant portions of daily assignments involve occupational risks such as cuts, needle puncture, exposure to toxic chemicals, injuries from falls, or back injuries sustained while assisting with moving, lifting, or positioning patients, equipment, or materials.