Rome Memorial Hospital to cut LPN positions
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ROME, N.Y. -- Officials with Rome Memorial Hospital say the end of the year will also mean the end of licensed practical nursing positions in its acute care setting.
The hospital is cutting 12 LPN positions in those units, but the ones in the skilled nursing facility and affiliated physician practice offices will remain.
RMH's vice president and chief nursing officer indicated the decision was based on the regulatory environment.
"LPNs have a more limited scope of practice than a registered nurse and must perform their tasks under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse. With the increasing complexity of the patients that we treat, we have made the decision to replace our LPN positions in acute care with RNs," said Durinda Durr, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at RMH.
Affected LPNs can apply for positions in the long term care unit, affiliated physician office practices, or for other positions in the hospital.