Trinity Health LPN-RiverBend Medical Group -Springfield Peds - 32 hrs in Springfield, Massachusetts
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for the delivery of safe, quality patient care under the direction of a physician. The LPN is also a member of a designated care team and collaborates with team members in achieving goals.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 1. Under the supervision of a physician, provides skilled observation of patients’ condition and contributes information to aid in planning and evaluating patient care; considers emotional and social needs as well as patients’ physical care needs. 2. Implements physician orders (e.g., medications, therapies and treatments), and nursing interventions by following group policies and procedures. Works within the scope of practice dictated by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. 3. Active participant in patient care planning. Collects data as needed. Promotes and supports the philosophy, goals and objectives of the nursing department. 4. Follows all safety, security, infection control and hazardous materials policies and procedures. Ensures resident safety and the protection of co-workers and facility property. Conducts daily functions to assure that safe and effective care is being provided by all nursing staff. 5. Observes patients conditions on an on-going basis. Accurately and promptly reports significant changes to supervisor, physician and responsible party while keeping accurate and timely documentation reflecting patient care and condition. 6. Promotes and participates in educational programs, including outside educational programs. Completes all required competencies, attends all mandatory educational programs and regularly attends staff meetings. Maintains required license and certifications. 7. Promotes a productive atmosphere, facilitates teamwork and treats fellow employees, patient and families with respect, courtesy and consideration. Inspires high performance in others through both word and actions.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 1. Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is required. 2. Recent clinical experience is desired. 3. Excellent skilled observation and team work skills are required. 4. Must be able to safely perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. 5. Current CPR certification is required.
WORKING CONDITIONS: 1. Requires prolonged standing, walking, or other constant physical movements on a regular basis; or frequent lifting of moderately heavy items up to 40 pounds. 2. Requires exposure to blood and various body fluids, which requires caution and use of established safety guidelines and equipment. 3. Work requires some irregularity in scheduled hours because of overtime requirements, including weekend rotation, or occasional stress due to periodic cyclical workload pressures.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: 1. Reports to the Office Supervisor. 2. Has no responsibility for the direct supervision of any other employees.
Job Number: 00146206
Location: Springfield, MA
Organization Name: Mercy Medical Center
Facility: SPMA - RMG Springfield
Employment Type: Full time
Shift: Day Shift