Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Aids Healthcare Foundation
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL , United States
  • Jan 05, 2018
Full time LPN-LVN

Job Description



Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?


If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!


Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.


AHF’s core values are to be:


• Patient-Centered

• Value Employees

• Respect for Diversity

• Nimble

• Fight for What’s Right



STILL INTERESTED? Please continue!

AHF is currently seeking a Full Time LPN for our Northpoint Healthcare Center in Fort Lauderdale. The hours of operations are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and Wednesdays 11 AM to 7 PM. We offer a competitive salary, amazing benefits and a great work environment. A bilingual candidate is preferred but not required to apply.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Includes the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Documents patient's weight, temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure at patient healthcare visit as ordered or per protocol.
Collects samples such as urine, blood, and stool specimens in the Healthcare Centers as ordered and instructs patients in home collection of urine, stool and sputum specimens, when appropriate
Performs phlebotomy as ordered and prepares specimens for transport to laboratory.
Documents services performed for compliance and reporting purposes.
Reviews physician orders, lab requests or follow-up needs with patient.
Collaborates with other nursing personnel and participates as a team member.  May receive laboratory results over the telephone and transmit them to the Nurse Manager and the patient's medical provider in a timely manner.
Administers Purified Protein Derivative (PPD), as ordered. Determines results.
Administers controlled medication and documents appropriately.
Reports changes in patient's physical status to the Nurse Manager or medical provider.
Assists physician with examinations and procedures as assigned.
Documents observations as requested by an MD and/or Nurse Manager in the patient's medical record.
Receives and processes medication refill requests; verifies medication requests with healthcare provider and obtains appropriate documentation.
Ensures maintenance of patient confidentiality.
Maintains supplies and cleanliness of examination rooms.
Maintains logs as directed by the Nurse Manager.
Maintains standard precautions for infection control.


Participation in AHF Meetings/Committees

Meetings as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED);  graduate of an accredited licensed pracital nurse program.  Minimum of two years related experience and/or training.
Computer/Software Skills & Abilities
Proficiency in word processing and basic data base programs.Proficiency in Logician/EMR (training and continuing education will be provided in house).

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Other Skills & Abilities/Qualifications

Communicates in a tactful and professional manner.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly desirable.
Experience and sensitivity in working with individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Valid Florida L.P.N. License, without restrictions.
Valid C.P.R. certification.
Certificate in phlebotomy and intravenous (IV) therapy; certification must be presented upon hire or prior to the completion of the initial 90-day introductory period.


We at AIDS Healthcare Foundation believe that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or disability.  The right of equal employment opportunity extends to recruiting, hiring selection, transfer, promotion, training and all other conditions of employment.