LPN, Occupational Health; Leominster

Nursing Leominster, Massachusetts Leominster, Massachusetts


Description

Position at UMass Memorial Health - HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital

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At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve. We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday.

Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Department: Take Charge/Occupational Health
Requisition #: 217201

Hours: 40
Shift: Monday-Friday, generally 8:00am-4:30pm.
Union: SEIU-LPN
Posting Date: 09/02/2021
Status: Non-exempt/Hourly
Location: HealthAlliance, Leominster Urgent Care

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.  The LPN may delegate duties to other caregivers as required/permitted and will consistently provide appropriate supervision.  The LPN works with other staff members in order to meet the goals, objectives and standards of the unit and contributes to the attainment of divisional and system wide goals and objectives. 

Major Responsibilities:

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.

Participates in the nursing diagnosis and patient needs based on assessment data.  Includes physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, and spiritual needs as applicable.

Participates in the identification of expected patient outcomes/goals.

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, video’s and/or demonstration.

Documents patient response to interventions/nursing care.

Includes patient and/or significant other in planning for care.

Administers all therapeutic interventions in a safe and efficient manner.

Administers medication accurately, observing patient response, as evidenced by documentation in the medical record and the lack of negative outcomes.

Triages phone calls and executes appropriate follow through.

Assists physicians with treatments, procedures, and special tests as required, participating in the set up, maintenance, and disassembly and cleaning of patient equipment

Demonstrates a commitment to promote an office environment that supports positive public relations and image, effective communication with patients, visitors, and health team members.

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.

Completes all unit task sheets or checklists as required.

Follows hospital and department policies and procedures.

Actively participates in departmental performance improvement and training activities. 

Acts as a role model for all clinical staff. Trains, directs, and supervises medical assistants.

Organizes and participates in offsite health fairs, wellness and health promotion events

Coordinates the random drug testing program, compiles company listing and performs quarterly (or as indicated by company) random pulls, provides written communications to clients and reports done quarterly

Assist with basic clinical procedures.  Performs PFT, BAT, fit testing, hearing and vision tests, records height and takes vital signs (temperature, respiration and blood pressure.)  Gives non intravenous injections.

Performs drug screen collections for both DOT and non-DOT drug screens, using proper chain of custody; ensures preparation for pick-up and shipment to appropriate laboratory.  Conducts appropriate laboratory tests and quality control procedures

Maintains a working knowledge of occupational health regulations, ADA guidelines, Federal

Transit Authority regulations and company policies

Position Qualifications:
Ability to perform detailed assignments with minimal supervision and work under pressure.  

Knowledge of the nursing process for the delivery and management of patient care from admission to discharge.

Ability to create documentation which is accurate, legible, and concise.

Ability to complete and maintain all required licensed practical nurse competencies.

Ability to read, write and speak clearly in English.

EDUCATION:

Successful completion of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse Program. 

EXPERIENCE:

Prior experience in direct patient care preferred, Occupational Health experienced preferred

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC.:

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

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. 

Standards of Respect: