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LPN

Overview
Southboro Medical Group a division of Reliant Medical Group is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse ( LPN ) to join our exciting and innovated organization!
Part Time: 30.5
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Weekends: 2nd weekend of every month
Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM-3:30PM
Provides care to patients while adhering to the standards of nursing practice, under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Provides care to patients ranging with the ages of infants to geriatrics.
Responsibilities
Performs nursing assessments during telephone triage in collaboration with the Registered Nurse or provider that include physical, social and psychological needs of the patient and his/her family and provides pertinent data collected to provider
Determines level of urgency of patient needs based on input from telephone triage and collaborates with patient to formulate a plan to meet his/her needs. Shares input from a patient and family with other health team members during formulation of care plan
Establishes priorities when working with patients in various clinic settings and assists other staff members with their assignments
Provides nursing intervention according to the individual patient visit or procedure and attends to patients needs promptly
Administers medications safely and according to policies and procedures and applicable state and federal laws
After completion of a training program, performs intravenous therapy starts for hydration of and administration of medication to the patient. May not administer IV push medications
Identifies teaching needs of patient and family collaboratively with Registered Nurse or provider, developing a plan to meet those needs
Writes clear, concise nursing notes using appropriate EMR documentation tools that reflect implementation and evaluation of care plan
Identifies and interprets physiological reactions of the patient
Utilizes patient care equipment appropriately and safely. Incorporates the proper requirements in operating department-specific equipment to provide safe patient care
Incorporates nursing and station specific policies, procedures and protocols into the delivery of patient care. Adheres to organization, department and unit-specific policies, procedures and protocols
Identifies emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing orders/interventions. Meets patient needs promptly. Provides for cultural and diverse needs of the patient when providing care
Completes the unit-specific competency requirements satisfactorily and within the established timeframe(s)
Performs processes involved in the delivery of age-appropriate patient care. Provides care appropriate to the patient population served as directed by the Registered Nurse or Provider
Acts as a preceptor in the orientation of new employees
May assume the role of team leader as assigned by the Practice Manager
Completes and demonstrates knowledge of mandatory programs/information. Information to be completed includes: Fire Safety; Disaster Plan/Utility Failure; Hazard Communication Standards (MSDS) sheets, if appropriate; Infection Control/Universal Precautions; Equipment Failures (Safety Medical Device Act); Security; Department's Office Manual; M.G.L.A. 112 Section 5F (Reports of Violation); M.G.L.A. 111 Section 70E (Patient Bill of Rights); As defined by Department/Specialty e.g.., BLS, Ergonomics , new equipment.
May at times also be responsible for supporting duties assigned to Medical Assistant (MA) and Medical Office Assistant (MOA) when required.
As a key member of the multi-disciplinary (Patient Centered Medical Home Team) or (medical team) the incumbent in the role plans for care collaboratively with the patient, his/her family or significant others, providers and staff, and any other external providers who treat the patient while ensuring the appropriate HIPPA guidelines are followed:
Applies nursing experience to make judgments on care plans that are prioritized based on the assessment of the physical, psychosocial, gender, age and cultural needs of the patient and ensures appropriate standards of care accordingly.Triages emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing orders/interventions.Delegates patient care to other members of the healthcare team when appropriate.Consistently documents all aspects of patient care and patient education
Complies with health and safety requirements and with regulatory agencies such as DPH, etc
Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives
Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, seminars, etc
Attends a variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed
Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed
Regular, reliable and predicable attendance is required
Qualifications
Graduate of an accredited program for Licensed Practical Nurses
Currently licensed as a LPN in the State of Massachusetts
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Three to five years previous LPN experience in an ambulatory setting with telephone triage is desirable
IV therapy and other department specific skills training required. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

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