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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - Phlebotomy experience strongly preferred

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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 3/17/2017

Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Boston, MA

Boston, MA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a licensed nurse who participates in the plan of care to provide competent, compassionate and individualized nursing care to patients and their families as developed by a registered nurse or nurse practitioner. The LPN also participates in the medical plan of care under the supervision of the physician or nurse practitioner and in activities to facilitate safe and efficient practice operations.

Participates in the plan of nursing care as developed by and under the supervision of a registered nurse or nurse practitioner

Communicates the plan of care and other pertinent information to/from other team members

Provides nursing care appropriate to age group of patients consistent with the practice scope of service

Observes, reports, and documents pertinent patient information, in accordance with the standards of documentation for ambulatory care nursing.

Performs nursing procedures within the scope of practice of an LPN and as outlined in the Nursing Procedure manual.

Collects data to assist the registered nurse or nurse practitioner to evaluate outcomes of nursing care for patients and to modify the plan of care as appropriate.

Works with the registered nurse or nurse practitioner to define standards of excellence for patient care.

Participates in and contributes to performance improvement activities.

Assures efficient patient flow through the office.

Assists with the patient intake process: assures patient record complete prior to visit, escorts patient to exam room and checks identification, obtains information about chief complaint, reviews current medications and prescriptions needing refill, obtains vital signs, age-appropriate measurements and other measurements as applicable, reviews record for immunization needs, documents all of the above.

Instructs/assists patient to prepare for examination by provider including setting up special equipment as needed.

Notifies provider when patient is ready and communicates pertinent information obtained during the intake process.

Assists patient through check-out process when exam is complete

Cleans and prepares room for next patient

Responds to needs to expedite visits and keep on schedule

Participates in the medical plan of care under the direction of the physician or nurse practitioner

Assists provider with patient examination, procedures, and treatments within the parameters defined by the Department of Nursing

Administers medications within the parameters defined by the Department of Nursing after successful orientation.

Collects & tests specimens and instructs patient about specimen collection at home, as applicable.

Performs other tests, procedures, and treatments within the LPN scope of practice.

Performs designated tasks to track test results and communicate results to patients.

Receives patient messages, reviews with provider, and takes action as directed.

Faxes, mails or telephones in prescription renewals as directed by provider.

Assists provider in coordinating care with/making referrals to community agencies.

Participates in orientation of new permanent and temporary staff members.

Teaches and directs other clinical support staff for whom she/he is responsible.

Appropriately utilizes MGH nursing resources.

Participates in daily activities conducive to the comfort and safety of patients, their families, and practice staff.

Appropriately utilizes equipment and supplies.

Provides input to supervisor regarding practice needs.

Participates in practice and other committees for formulation of practice policies & procedures.

Professional development maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills.

Collaborates with registered nurse or nurse practitioner to identify/meet own learning needs.

Participates in relevant continuing education programs.

Adheres to regulatory requirements for annual training.

Current licensure as a licensed practical nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

One year nursing experience, preferably in a skilled nursing facility or community health setting.

Must Must be able to work with all age groups.

Phlebotomy experience strongly preferred.

Must be BLS certified.

Must have flexibility to negotiate job-share positions requiring constant coverage.

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.