Licensed Practical Nurse
To qualify for this position you MUST meet ONE of the following requirements:
- Be licensed and currently registered to practice as a practical nurse in New York State
- Have a limited permit to practice as a practical nurse in New York State
Have an application on file for a limited permit to practice as a practical nurse in New York State. (You must be appointed immediately following graduation from an approved school of practical nursing in New York State to qualify under this option.)
As a Licensed Practical Nurse under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, you would be involved in the treatment of patients/residents. You would administer medications and injections; perform tube feedings; hang IVs; collect blood samples if certified for venipuncture; provide colostomy care; observe patients and report changes in their condition; take and record temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure; obtain specimens for analysis and perform other medical procedures as ordered by a physician. You would prepare and apply simple dressings; bathe and feed patients/residents; and care for patients/residents and their quarters by performing such tasks as making beds, changing linen, lifting and moving patients/residents and caring for their personal effects. Provision of nursing services may take place within a state operated facility or community based residential or program setting.
1. If you fail to maintain your registration once you are appointed to Licensed Practical Nurse, action will be taken to remove you from the position.
2. If you are appointed with either qualification "2" or "3", you must obtain your license within one year of the date your limited permit was issued or steps will be taken to remove you from the position.
3. In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
4. If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and you lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.
Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Center for Human Resources Management.