LPN, Spine Center

Nursing Worcestrer, Massachusetts


Position at UMass Memorial Medical Center

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Requisition #: 215396
Title: LPN, Spine Center
Department: Spine Center
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center
Grade: NSG10
Posting Date: July 8, 2021
Shift: Days
Status: Non-Exempt
Union: SHARE
Hours: 40
Shift Length: 8
Position Summary:

Under supervision of a Licensed Independent Practitioner (L.I.P.) and or Registered Nurse (R.N.), performs selected and delegates nursing tasks in the care of patients.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Assists in patient assessment according to standard procedure and needs of patient and their families.
  • Administers medications, performs treatment therapies, and operates equipment according to policy and procedure.
  • Assists in implementation and evaluation of care plan including long and short-term goals, nursing actions and teaching.
  • Documents patient care according to standard procedure. Records and reports observed. symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in patient condition to L.I.P. and or R.N. and assists in analyzing and interpreting patient data.
  • Assists physician with treatments, procedures, and special tests as required or directed. Collaborate with other health care providers to ensure quality and continuity of care.
Core Competencies:
  • Under the direction of a L.I.P. and or R.N., performs clinical or telephonic triage, identifies patient needs, implements recommended interventions and coordinates patient care
  • Cares for patients with peripheral access devices
  • Completes Basic Life Support (BLS) education every two years
Position Qualifications:
Required License/Certification/Education:
  • Completion of an accredited school of practical nursing program.
  • Current Massachusetts licensure required.
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Required Experience/Skills:
  • Knowledge of basic nursing procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required to gather information from individuals, build relationships that support collaborative work within the department and across the organization and provide exceptional service to patients.
  • Ability to take direction from a patient or provider, adjusts equipment, observe and describe patient observations.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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