LPN

Nursing Leominster, Massachusetts


Description

Position at UMass Memorial Health - HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital

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Title: LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)
Department: 
Operating Room
Requisition #: 
214621
Hours: 
40
Shift:
Variable 8 and 10 hour days; On-Call requirement for evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays per department rotation.
Union: 
SEIU
Posting Date: 
6/23/2021
Status: 
Non-exempt/Hourly
Location: 
 UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital (Leominster Campus)

Position Summary:

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.  This position may delegate duties to other caregivers as required/permitted and will consistently provide appropriate supervision.  Works with other staff members to meet the goals, objectives, and standards of the unit and contributes to the attainment of divisional and system wide foals and objectives. 

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Provides perioperative assistance to the Circulating RN.
  2. Performs the scrub role in all cases under the supervision of the Circulating RN.
  3.  Provides coverage between the Main Operating room and Labor and Delivery to scrub for C-Sections.
  4. 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.
  5. Participates in the nursing diagnosis and patient needs based on assessment data.  Includes physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, and spiritual needs as applicable.
  6. Participates in the identification of expected patient outcomes/goals.
  7. Participates in the initiation of discharge planning on admission in collaboration with the patient/significant other and the multi-disciplinary treatment team.  Participates in the review and revision of the discharge plan as needed.
  8. Documents planned patient discharge instructions and services on the discharge instruction sheet.  Completes patient referral form nursing information for patients receiving post discharge services.
  9. 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, videos, and/or demonstration.
  10. Documents patient response to interventions/nursing care.
  11. Includes patient and/or significant other in planning for care.
  12. Administers all therapeutic interventions in a safe and efficient manner.
  13. Administers medication accurately, observing patient response, as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and the lack of negative outcomes. 
  14. Performs limited I.V. therapy procedures.
  15. Assists physicians with treatments, procedures, and special tests as required.
  16. May delegate selected patient care activities to other licensed practical nursing staff and/or nurse’s aide.  Delegation is appropriate to the level of training and competence of staff and the patient need.
  17. Responds promptly, professionally, and calmly to emergency situations. 
  18. Interacts and copes effectively with diverse populations in stressful situations resulting from trauma and illness.
  19. Demonstrates effective communications methods and skills, utilizing appropriate reporting channels.
  20. 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.
  21. Completes all unit task sheets or checklists as required.
  22. Follows hospital and department policies and procedures.
  23. Actively participates in departmental performance improvement and training activities. 

Standard Staffing Level Responsibilities

  1. Meets established productivity standards.
  2. Facilitates and promotes the sharing of knowledge and content throughout departments.
  3. Takes responsibility for ensuring that all work outcomes satisfy the UMass Memorial Health System True North.
  4. The individual must support the mission, vision, and goals of HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital and serve as a role model for CARES values.
  5. Adheres to change control processes.
  6. Participates in cross training to optimize department resources.
  7. Demonstrates excellent attendance and actively participates in a variety of meetings and training sessions as required.
  8. Demonstrates a friendly, responsive, service-minded attitude to all internal and external customers.
  9. Communicates ideas effectively. Shares information and keeps others properly informed. Gives, and is open to useful feedback.
  10. Adheres to the HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital Code of Conduct and Behavior Standards and dress code.
  11. Complies with established environment of care/safety policies and procedures and all health and safety requirements.
  12. Maintains and fosters an organized, clean, and safe work environment.
  13. Contributes to the development and application of process improvements.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Practices cost containment and fiscal responsibility through the efficient use of supplies, equipment, time, etc.
  17. Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
  18. Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or directed.
  19. Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations.
  20. Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.
  21. Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standard of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients, and visitors.
  1. Maintains, regular, reliable, and predictable attendance.
  2. Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

All responsibilities are essential job functions.

 Position Qualifications:

License/Certification/Education:

Required:

  1. Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  2. BLS Certification
  3. CPR Certification

Experience/Skills:

Required:

  1. Willing to train for the LPN Surgical Scrub Role in the Operating Room
  2. Ability to perform detailed assignments with minimal supervision and work under pressure
  3. Knowledge of the nursing process for the delivery and management of patient care from admission to discharge
  4. Ability to create documentation, which is accurate, legible, and concise
  5. Ability to complete and maintain all required licensed practical nurse competencies
  6. Ability to read, write and speak English clearly

Preferred:

  1. Prior experience in direct patient care

Unless certification, licensure or registration is required, an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed in this description may be substituted for the above requirements.

Department-specific competencies and their measurements will be developed and maintained in the individual departments.  The competencies will be maintained and attached to the departmental job description. Responsible managers will review competencies with position incumbents.

Standards of Respect: