A $5000.00 sign-on bonus is being offered to eligible new employees hired in our LPN positions.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.
The Licensed Practical Nurse is an integral member of the healthcare team and is accountable for patient care as assigned by a licensed independent provider (LIP) such as MD, NP, PA or a Registered Nurse (RN). The LPN participates in direct and indirect nursing care, health maintenance, patient instruction, collaborative planning and rehabilitation as within scope of practice and consistent with his/her education and training. Developing relationships with patients, families and colleagues, the LPN functions as an interdisciplinary team member who provides quality patient care and contributes toward the attainment of important goals for the patient, the practice and the organization. In addition to the General Summary Statement and Principal Duties and Responsibilities, this job description includes:
Addendum A- Job Specific Tasks, Responsibilities, Skills and Competencies
Addendum B- Physical/Working Conditions
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Job duties and responsibilities may vary by department (see addendum A for more detail) Clinical Duties and Responsibilities:
• Demonstrates true engagement and enthusiasm to provide nursing care for patients and families.
• Promotes an inclusive environment supportive of patient and family centered care for a diverse community.
• Accepts assignments for patient care within the scope of his/her preparation and within current standards of nursing practice. In conjunction with a Licensed Independent Provider (LIP) or RN, participates in the assessment, planning, and evaluation of nursing care delivered.
• 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 the patient's basic health status, administers relevant nursing care within scope of practice and as directed by the LIP/RN, and documents as appropriate in the electronic health record.
• Administers medication as ordered by the LIP and according to established policies and procedures.
• Performs routine tests that may include but is not limited to: electrocardiograms, vision and hearing screening, and the collection of specimens for laboratory testing and point of care.
• 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 organizational 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 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.
• Demonstrates a commitment to learning, maintaining and developing additional competencies through a variety of methods that may include but not be limited to direct patient care, participation in Center of Nursing Excellence and unit-based learning opportunities, reading journals and maintaining currency in practice. Clinic Operations:
• Performs a variety of tasks, including those that may be facilitated by Medical Assistants and administrative staff, which have an effect on the overall operations of the unit. These include flow, stocking of rooms, scheduling tasks and all other duties as assigned.
• Appropriately utilizes organizational resources including management of time, supplies, equipment and other assets.
Licenses/Certifications: Current LPN Licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Education: Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing Program. Experience: 3-5 years experience in a healthcare setting preferred. Urology experiences a plus!
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED Technical Skills/Competencies Required: Clinical Skills:
Knowledge of practice operations and standards.
Intermediate/advanced knowledge and use of medical terminology.
Basic knowledge of patient education: interviewing and listening skills, teaching and engagement techniques, understanding of health-related conditions and information.
Ability to accurately perform vital signs and obtain pertinent health information including but not limited to; temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, height, and weight.
Ability to administer medication; routes of administration may include injections, intravenous and oral medications as per BWH Nursing Policy Med-01.
Ability to accurately perform basic math calculations as necessary to engage in safe medication administration.
Ability to participate in the medication reconciliation processes and related prescription management tasks, including prior authorizations. Knowledge and ability to perform specific procedures and tests as appropriate to the clinical setting.
Communication skills: Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Communicates in a professional, courteous, clear and concise manner. Facilitates therapeutic relationships between patients, families and other members of the health care team.
Writing Skills: Ability to correspond and communicate with others clearly and effectively in writing (via email, memo or interoffice note, documentation of patient information) and to take complete and accurate messages.
Phone skills: Ability to telephonically support the practice by answering and screening calls, offering information as appropriate and facilitating communication.
Organization Skills: Ability to manage work processes in a neat and orderly way. Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively follows established protocols, and work within systems.
System Skills: Demonstrates ability to utilize technology in the clinical setting. Basic computer skills. Ability to type accurately and enter data at an intermediate level. Ability to become proficient in LMR/BICS/IDX and other appropriate applications. Ability to utilize hand-held technology and download related data to the electronic health record.
Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.
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