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LPN - Orthopedics

Category: Licensed Practical Nurse
Location:
CHA Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA

Department: Orthopedics
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Union
Union Name: CHLABOR -Laborers Local 380
Work Shift: Day/Evening with Variable Start Time
Work Days: 8 hour shifts
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 01/10/2019
Requisition Number: hrq-79203

Job Details

  • The department of Orthopedics and Rheumatology provides specialty care to CHA patients in an ambulatory setting across three sites.

    Job Purpose: 1. 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. 2. Synthesizes available data, information and nursing knowledge relevant to the presenting health situation to identify patient care needs. 3. Competently utilizes evidence-based ambulatory care nursing interventions during clinical visits, telephone encounters, and electronic communications. 4. Administers medications (oral, sublingual, topical, subcutaneous, intradermal, and intramuscular injections according to hospital policy and procedure. 5. Administers all immunizations according to hospital policy and procedure. 6. Lab leader: Oversees daily quality checks of lab equipment, stock supplies for the lab. 7. Collects specimens such as urine, blood and sputum for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples according to hospital policy and procedure. 8. Oversees supply/equipment ordering for procedure room, coordinate equipment kits for procedures and assist with procedures. Ensures availability of the patient's X-RAYS, EMG, CT &MRI reports before MD exams patient. 9. Apply and remove any casts, splints, or other immobilization devices as necessary. 10. Provide assist devices such as cane, crutches, walker etc. as necessary. 11. Educate patient regarding care of casts, splints, air walkers, etc. 12. Educate patient regarding use of assist devices. Have patient demonstrate use of assist devices. Involve Physical Therapy as necessary, for example to teach stair climbing. 13. Provide patient education regarding home exercise program- back, neck, ankle, knee, & shoulder 14. Quality Control - daily check for defibrillator and oxygen tanks. 15. 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.

    Qualifications: LPN Licensure required, BLS required, Orthopedic and/or Rheumatology experience, casting and splinting experience, strongly preferred.

    Keywords: Orthopedics, Ambulatory

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