LPN Nurse at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA

📌 Boston 🏷️ Other 🕑 2021-08-01
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Licensed Practical Nurse - Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Company Description

It takes a lot of very smart, hard-working and talented people to provide the level of care that we give to our patients. Tufts Medical Center is an internationally respected academic medical center and we pride ourselves not only on the sophistication of the care we deliver, but the compassionate way in which we provide it. And that starts with our employees.

Job Description

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides care to patients and is responsible for patient care as assigned by a licensed independent provider (MD, NP, PA, RN). The LPN participates in direct and indirect nursing care, health maintenance, patient instruction, collaborative planning, and rehabilitations within scope of practice and consistent with his/her education and training. Developing relationships with patient's families and colleagues, the LPN functions as an interdisciplinary team member who provides quality patient care and contributes towards the attainment of important goals for the patient, practice, and organization.
PRINCIPAL

DUTIES

AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSClinical Practice and Responsibilities.
Provides direct patient care within the scope of his/her preparation and within current standards of nursing practice. In conjunction with the licensed independent provider or RN, participates in the assessment, planning, and evaluation of the nursing care delivered. Delivers care to patients in a safe efficient manner maintaining the patients rights and dignity at all times. Demonstrates engagement and enthusiasm to provide nursing care to patients and establishes a positive relationship with the patient and family. Collaborates as a member of the health care team, contributing toward a supportive and therapeutic environment that promotes the attainment of patient goals that are specific measurable, action oriented, realistic and timely. Accurately obtains vital signs, elicits information about a patients' basic health status, administers relevant nursing care within scope of practice and as directed by the Licensed Independent Provider (LIP)/Registered Nurse (RN);documents all nursing interventions and the patient's response in the electronic medical record for all assigned patients. Performs routine tests that may include but not limited to:
EKG, vision and hearing screening, and the collection of specimens for laboratory and point of care testing. Administers medications as determined by the LIP and according to established policies and procedures. Participates in team based care and patient education initiatives to support the health and wellness of patients in conjunction with the LIP/RN. Offers basic instruction per protocol or as directed. Reinforces patient instruction as provided by LIP/RN.Participates in organization and unit based quality improvement initiatives and compliance readiness.
Participates in telephone screening of patient calls; may provide instruction to patient when following approved protocol or as directed by the LIP/RN.Participates in prescription management tasks including the preparation of new prescriptions and renewals requiring LIP approval, prior authorizations and medication reconciliation. Appropriately assigns patient care to others within the scope of his/her practice and maintains responsibility for the optimal outcomes of such care. May preform other duties as assigned such as but not limited to; flow, stocking of rooms, scheduling tasks, and all other duties as assigned. Collaboration: Demonstrates/applies the skills necessary to interact with health care team in regards to the implementation of the medical/nursing plan.
Maintains a collaborative work relationship with peers and colleagues in order to create a positive work environment. Climate: The Licensed Practical Nurse influences others by establishing a climate for optimal patient care, mutually supportive collegial relationships and professional development. Holds self accountable for professional practice in a calm and professional manner.

Qualifications

JOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLSPossesses and applies the skills and knowledge necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span, with consideration of aging process, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process. Ability to provide care for a designated group of patients according to the unit guidelines and hospital policies, procedures and protocols. Basic knowledge of patient education.
Ability to perform vital signs, administer medication within scope, injections, and oral medications.
Ability to perform basic math for safe medication administration, ability to participate in medication reconciliation.
Proficient communication, writing, phone, and organization, and electronic system skills required for this role.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIESHas the skills and knowledge to provide care to the age groups of the population served including: Knowledge of growth and development.
Provide age appropriate communicationEDUCATIONGraduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing Program and High School Diploma or equivalent requiredEXPERIENCE:
LPN Experience in a health care setting.
Experience in a procedural area helpful.
Knowledge of practice operations and standards, medical terminology.
Additional Information.
This is a 36 hour position working days between the hours of 6:30 am
- 7:00 pm AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES STATEMENT:
Must be able to perform all essential functions of this position with reasonable accommodation if disabled. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Tufts Medical Center reserves the right to modify position duties at any time, to reflect process improvements and business necessity. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES STATEMENT:
Must be able to perform all essential functions of this position with reasonable accommodation if disabled. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Tufts Medical Center reserves the right to modify position duties at any time, to reflect process improvements and business necessity. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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