Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 152032-1A
Date Posted: Feb 7, 2019
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.
About the Job
Position Summary: Under the general supervision of the Administrative Director or assigned manager in Collaboration with the Associate Chief of Ambulatory Nursing Practice the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) practices within the framework specified by the nursing statutes and regulations of the Commonwealth, and demonstrate Lahey Clinics core values that reflect its Mission. The LPN, in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of Massachusetts Rules & Regulations- 244 CMR 3.0, shall bear full responsibility for the quality of health care he or she provides to patients. The nurse-patient/family relationship, continuity of care and accountability are central to the delivery of individualized high quality patient care. The Licensed Practical Nurse works in collaboration with the physician(s), other healthcare provider(s) and other ambulatory support staff within the department and with other disciplines to participate in planning and coordinating the delivery of patient care.
The LPN demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide expected standards of care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, spiritual, safety and age-appropriate considerations of patients. The LPN participates in the identification of the nursing needs of the patient, the plan of nursing interventions, implementation of the plan and evaluation.
The LPN facilitates the coordination of care across the continuum and demonstrates safe practice within the domains of:
- Clinical judgment and decision making
- Collaborative relationships
- Clinical leadership
- Clinical scholarship
A responsibility and function of the LPN includes Delegation & Supervision in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of Massachusetts Rules & Regulations- 244 CMR 3.0 Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse: Board of Registration in Nursing. The delegating LPN is responsible for, but not limited to:
- Developing an appropriate patient care assignment
- Properly and adequately teaching, directing and supervising the delegate
- The outcome of the delegation
The LPN maintains a current level of knowledge and skill with technical procedures, complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies, and is currently licensed in the state of Massachusetts as an LPN.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: including but not limited to:
I. Clinical Judgment and Decision Making: A licensed practical nurse participates in direct and indirect nursing care, health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and rehabilitation, to the extent of his/her generic and continuing education and experience in order to:
A. Assess an individual's basic health status, records and related health data.
B. Participate in analyzing and interpreting said recorded data, and making informed judgements as to the specific elements of nursing care mandated by a particular situation.
C. Participate in planning and implementing nursing intervention, including appropriate healthcare components in nursing care plans that take account of the most recent advancements in current knowledge in the field.
D. Incorporate the prescribed medical regimen in the nursing plan of care.
E. Participate in the health teaching required by the individual and family so as to maintain an optimal level of health care.
F. When appropriate, evaluate outcome of basic nursing intervention and initiate or encourage change in plans of care.
G. The LPN is expected to and is accountable for providing safe patient care by demonstrating organizational skills that maintain and coordinate safe delivery of quality care for assigned patients/families.
H. Participates in developing a culturally competent plan of care that identifies patient problems, expected outcomes, and addresses preventative measures. Respects the values (religious/spiritual, ethnic, cultural) of the patient and family
I. Delivers care that is specific to the age of the patient.
Education: Graduate of a state approved and/or accredited School of Nursing
Licensure, Certification, Registration:
- Current license to practice nursing from the Massachusetts Board of Registration
- BLS certification with American Heart Association
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Clinical Skills/Technical Knowledge
a. Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and technical knowledge to provide care for patients according to Nursing Policy and Procedures. See Skill Record.
b. Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and knowledge to provide care for patients according to the clinic-specific competencies. See Skill Record.
c. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Experience: A minimum of 1 year of medical/surgical nursing or nursing in a skilled nursing facility is required