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Job Details

LPN - Women's Health

Date Posted: 07/14/2024

Requisition Number: 4057

Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital 

Work Days: 830-5  

Category: Licensed Practical Nurse  

Department: CHA Obstetrics & Gynecology Center Cambridge  

Job Type: Full time  

Work Shift: Day 

Hours/Week: 40.00 

Union: Yes 

Union Name: CH Laborers 380

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

We are an OB/GYN practice with a multidisciplinary team consisting of MD's, Midwives and Nurse Practitioners, caring for a diverse population with OB and GYN needs. We provide care to women of all ages in a culturally competent environment. The Medical assistant is an essential member of the clinical team allowing for delivery of effective and safe care to our patients and families.

  

Summary:
Under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse provides patient centered care on stable patient populations who have predictable outcomes of care. Practice is commensurate with the standards of the Massachusetts State Nursing Act and CHA’s delineated LPN role, responsibilities and competencies.

Responsibilities:
• May conduct a patient centered history utilizing appropriate interview techniques r/t ambulatory nursing and may obtain initial physical data including vital signs, weight, etc.
• Incorporates available data, information and nursing knowledge relevant to the presenting health situation to identify patient care needs.
• Competently utilizes evidence-based ambulatory care nursing interventions during clinical visits, telephone encounters, and electronic communications.
• Administers medications (oral, sublingual, topical, subcutaneous, intradermal, and intramuscular injections according to hospital policy and procedure.
• Administers all immunizations according to hospital policy and procedure.
• Lab leader: Oversees daily quality checks of lab equipment, stock supplies for the lab.
• Collects specimens such as urine, blood and sputum for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples according to hospital policy and procedure.
• Monitors/checks Temptrak and glass thermometers daily. Tracks temperature on DPH temperature tracking form, troubleshoots Temptrak alarms.
• Oversees supply/equipment ordering for procedure room, coordinate equipment kits for procedures and assist with procedures.
• Quality Control – daily check for defibrillator and oxygen tanks.
• Medication refill – review refill requests sent by MyChart patients; performs medication reconciliation and attach pertinent information necessary for provider to refill the medication and/or forward to Central Refill.
• Performs selected procedures such a simple wound dressings, ear irrigations, PPD checks, Blood Pressure checks and suture removals according to hospital policy.
• Provides age-appropriate care in a compassionate, caring, culturally, and ethnically sensitive manner.
• Participates in the development and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care that identifies strategies tailored to achieve expected outcomes.
• Documentation meets CHA, professional, and accreditation standards to facilitate communication of the patient condition in the provision and coordination of treatment and services.
• Delegates appropriate interventions to ambulatory care team based on their demonstrated competency, state practice acts, available evidence-based guidelines, regulatory and governmental standards, and organizational policies and defined outcome measures.
• Adheres to position descriptions, policies, protocols, and procedures related to nursing professional practice.
• Employs strategies that promote the health/wellness of individuals/families and populations.
• Contributes to data collection that monitors ambulatory care nursing and organizational performance.
• Employs critical attributes of effective collaboration to create, promote, and maintain an environment that supports successful partnership and high performance team outcomes.
• Demonstrates CHA Circle of Values and Service Standards.
• Oversees the practice of non-professional nursing staff.
• Directs the flow of patients and staff to assure patients are adequately managed, and the practice runs smoothly and effectively.
• Other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Other information:
Graduation from an accredited licensed practical school of nursing
Licensure:
MA. LPN Licensure required
Certifications:
Maintains current Basic Life Support “C” certification
Linguistic Capabilities:
Knowledge of a second language preferred; required at some clinics.

 
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