Licensed Practical Nurse (40 hrs/week) - The Heart Center of Metrowest
Company: Tufts Medical Center
Posted on: September 16, 2022
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 FUNCTIONS
Clinical 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
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.
TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER
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
Demonstrates/applies the skills necessary to interact with health
care team in regards to the implementation of the medical/nursing
Maintains a collaborative work relationship with peers and
colleagues in order to create a positive work environment.
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
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