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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Salary: $24.64-$25.50/hour

Schedule: Full-time | Part-time - All Shifts

Location: 100 Heritage Lane, Albany, NY 12211

A licensed practical nurse (LPN) performs routine para-professional nursing services in the care of patients in accordance with a detailed and well-defined patient care plan under direct supervision of a registered professional nurse or a higher-level nursing administrator. Assignments concerning patient care are given specifically with limited leeway allowed for exercise of independent judgment. Supervision may be exercised over the work of nursing assistants. Performs other tasks as required.

Responsibilities/Typical Work Activities:

  • Carries out uncomplicated therapeutic treatments such as giving enemas, preparing and applying simple dressings and administering certain medications in accordance with established policy;
  • Reports critical changes of a patient/resident to an RPN, or higher-level nursing administrator;
  • Assists in the implementation of the nursing care plan;
  • Takes the temperature, notes the rate of pulse and respiration and observes and records other signs and symptoms as directed;
  • Collects specimens and assists in carrying out diagnostic procedures under supervision;
  • Assists in the admission and discharge of patients;
  • Assists patients in performing ambulation exercise and maintaining proper joint motion;
  • Cares for equipment used in care of patients as directed;
  • Makes beds and performs other tasks designed to provide a suitable environment for patients;
  • Bathes patients and gives personal hygienic care;
  • When acting as charge nurse, has responsibility for supervising over other LPN’s and NA’s.

Full Performance, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • Working knowledge of nursing techniques and their relation to medical and surgical practices;
  • Working knowledge of hospital sanitation and hygiene;
  • Ability to carry out exactly detailed oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to get along well with patients and others;
  • Cheerfulness; good moral character; patience; emotional stability;
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Eligibility for a license issued by the State of New York to practice as a licensed practical nurse. Possession of the license at the time of appointment.

Employee Benefits:

  • Free CDTA bus pass with direct stop at Shaker Place
  • On-site daycare (opening soon!)
  • Experience-based pay and shift differentials
  • New York State Pension and optional deferred compensation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health insurance: low or no cost health plan, dental, vision, prescriptions
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, personal and holidays
  • 529 college savings plan
  • Flexible spending account

About Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing:

Beautiful, recently renovated, state-of-the-art facilities with new amenities, advanced equipment, and thoughtful design. We cultivate a supportive, inclusive, respectful, diverse, and welcoming culture committed to providing the highest quality of care to our residents. Our mission is to provide comprehensive care and exceptional services to the people of Albany County and surrounding areas. For nearly 50 years, we have been committed to enhancing each resident’s quality of life and valuing their independence, dignity, and happiness.

Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is an E-Verify participant and equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other status protected by laws and regulations.

Please email [email protected] if you have issues applying.



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