Job Description & Requirements
Nursefinders of Boston is looking for LPN's for Local Hospital systems. Seeking LPN's for local per diem, contracts, block bookings and perm placement. We offer shift completion bonuses, sign on bonuses and referral bonuses.
Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) participates in direct and indirect patient care and health teaching to the full extent of his/her generic and continuing education, competence and experience. The LPN may delegate duties to other caregivers as required/permitted and will consistently provide appropriate supervision. The LPN works with other staff members in order to meet the goals, objectives and standards of the unit and contributes to the attainment of divisional and system wide goals and objectives.
II. Major Responsibilities:
Participates in the assessment of the patient’s health status by collecting and recording data from documented information, observation, patient/significant other interview and other health professionals.
Participates in the nursing diagnosis and patient needs based on assessment data. Includes physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, and spiritual needs as applicable.
Participates in the identification of expected patient outcomes/goals.
Provides input into patient or caregiver learning needs. As directed by the Registered Nurse, documents an educational plan that demonstrates consideration of the patients age, cognitive level, culture, and preferred method of learning; i.e., printed matter, video’s and/or demonstration.
Documents patient response to interventions/nursing care.
Includes patient and/or significant other in planning for care.
Administers all therapeutic interventions in a safe and efficient manner.
Administers medication accurately, observing patient response, as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and the lack of negative outcomes.
Triages phone calls and executes appropriate follow through.
Assists physicians with treatments, procedures, and special tests as required, participating in the set-up, maintenance, and disassembly and cleaning of patient equipment
Demonstrates a commitment to promote an office environment that supports positive public relations and image, effective communication with patients, visitors, and health team members.
May delegate selected patient care activities to other licensed practical nursing staff and/or MA staff. Delegation is appropriate to the level of training and competence of staff and the patient need.
Responds promptly, professionally and calmly to emergency situations.
Interacts and copes effectively with diverse populations in stressful situations
Demonstrates effective communications methods and skills, utilizing appropriate reporting channels.
Participates in the orientation of new staff and acts as a preceptor when assigned. Completes orientation paperwork for new staff as outlined in hospital procedures.
Completes all unit task sheets or checklists as required.
Follows hospital and department policies and procedures.
Actively participates in departmental performance improvement and training activities.
Acts as a role model for all clinical staff. Trains, directs, and supervises medical assistants.
Participates in the interviewing and evaluating of the medical assistants
Meets established productivity standards.
Facilitates and promotes the sharing of knowledge and content throughout departments.
Adheres to change control processes.
Participates in cross training to optimize department resources.
Demonstrates excellent attendance and actively participates in a variety of meetings and training sessions as required.
Demonstrates a friendly, responsive, service-minded attitude to all internal and external customers.
Communicates ideas effectively. Shares information and keeps others properly informed. Gives, and is open to useful feedback.
Adheres to the HealthAlliance Hospital Code of Conduct and Behavior Standards and dress code.
Complies with established environment of care/safety policies and procedures and all health and safety requirements.
Maintains and fosters an organized, clean and safe work environment.
Contributes to the development and application of process improvements
Maintains a collaborative, team relationship with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the group’s achievement of goals and to help foster a positive work environment.
Attends staff meetings and in-service programs as required or directed. Keeps current with hospital and unit changes by reading communication boards and/or books, bulletin boards, posted notices and reads and responds to e mails on a regular basis.
Practices cost containment and fiscal responsibility through the efficient use of supplies, equipment, time, etc.
Complies with established departmental policies, procedures and objectives.
Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or directed.
Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations.
Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.
Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.
All responsibilities are essential job functions.
III. Position Qualifications:
Ability to perform detailed assignments with minimal supervision and work under pressure.
Knowledge of the nursing process for the delivery and management of patient care from admission to discharge.
Ability to create documentation which is accurate, legible, and concise.
Ability to complete and maintain all required licensed practical nurses competencies.
Ability to read, write and speak clearly in English.
Successful completion of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse Program.
Prior experience in direct patient care preferred.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC.:
Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Current BLS and CPR Certification