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Licensed Practical Nurse- Ryan Health - Chelsea Clinton

June 5, 2020

Position Overview:

The Licensed Practical Nurse, as a member of the School Based Health Program team will perform required functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Receive, interview and register all eligible students. Triage all students by assessing and recording the chief complaint and taking and recording vital signs. Prepare patients for examination; measure and record vital signs, dip and record urine, assist in physical examinations and diagnostic procedures, administer medications and treatments as ordered, and carry out specific orders issued by primary care provider. Perform and record vision and audiometry screening. Perform phlebotomy as requested by provider. Assess patient’s understanding of diagnosis and therapeutic intervention.
  • Practice accepted infection control measures in accordance with the OSHA Blood born Pathogens Standards and center policies and procedures.
  • Keep and maintain all required logs including, but not limited to: refrigerator and urine dipstick logs.
  • Review immunization status of all students. Provide counseling to students regarding health education and personal issues. Provide patients with treatment education materials as needed.
  • Make and record all appointments and referrals for the students. Maintain providers’ appointment schedules. Maintain medical records of Ryan and duplicate school clinic record. Provide follow-up for missed appointments and abnormal labs. Escort students to appointments when necessary.
  • Process all Ryan Health Center, NYS Department of Health and NYC Department of Health forms. Process Ryan encounter forms according to billable and non-billable categories.
  • Input Ryan’s School Based Clinic patient registrations, immunization and demographic information into the School Health Online data system; input School Based Clinic encounter data in to School Based Online data system on a daily basis. Submit completed weekly reports to Program Supervisor by the following Tuesday. Retrieve specific reports from School Health Online system as requested by the School Based Health Program Supervisor. Makes certain that the Ryan school health records interface with the Board of Education records.
  • Maintain school clinic office and consumable medical supplies.
  • Promote the School Clinic through routine group presentations to students. Maintain contact with school administrators, staff and teachers. Maintain contact with community agencies for the betterment of patients/students; make referrals as necessary or required to other facilities, Ryan, etc. work with parent groups associated with the school.
  • Attend and participate in all School Health Program Ryan Departmental meetings as required.
  • Attend and participate in outside meetings, health fairs, and other activities as required.
  • Assist in other Ryan Clinics when requested.
  • Immediately report any problems/unusual occurrences to supervisor.
  • Must demonstrate a professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients, immediate supervisor and other employees.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served.
  • Perform other duties when assigned or when necessary.


Competencies Required:

Customer Service:

  • Our staff are required to establish and maintain positive relationships by interacting professionally, courteously, and appropriately with patients, visitors, and other employees.
  • Behavior must be in a manner consistent with maintaining and furthering a positive public perception of Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center and its employees.
  • As an integral part of our healthcare team, you will be expected to be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with clinical, clerical and managerial staff to provide continuity of patient care.
  • This includes reporting any unusual occurrences of problems to the Supervisor School Health Program in a timely manner, attending all Center meetings as required and assigned, participating in performance improvement initiatives and assisting in pre-visit planning activities.


  • Works well with others
  • Contributes input to improve outcomes
  • Asks others for opinions and feedback, provides feedback in a tactful & respectful way

Minimum Experience and Skills Required:

  • Effective communication and writing skills.
  • Proven track record of organization, attention to detail and ability to respond promptly to requests, anticipate organizational needs, and maintain efficient office operations.

Education, Licenses, and/or Certifications Required:

  • High School Diploma and graduation from an approved School of Practical Nursing.
  • Current New York State LPN license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree
  • Phlebotomy certification
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Minimal Training Time:

90 actual workdays probationary period.

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, talk and hear.

The employee is occasionally required to move about the office; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate office equipment.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work is performed primarily in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment may vary. Field visits and outreach are also performed at homes, hospitals or other services agencies.

When school is not in session or is closed, the School Based Health Center staff will be at the main Center or other sites as needed.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This position may be required to perform other duties. If such work becomes a permanent and regular part of the job, a new description will be prepared.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ryan Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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