The Cardiology LPN in Cardiology performs nursing care and provides services to patients, including assessment of health status, gathering and interpreting information, providing health teaching, and performing specific nursing functions. Additionally, he/she collaborates with other health care providers to ensure quality and continuity of care. As a member of the nursing team, LPNs perform nursing functions except for rendering a clinical judgment; can delegate to others, though not to RNs, NPs, or MDs; and communicate with and to others on the team.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides direct and indirect nursing care as part of a nursing care plan or a prescribed medical regimen that has been incorporated into a nursing care plan.
- Assesses an individual's basic health status, records and related health data.
- Participates in analyzing and interpreting an individual's basic health status and information.
- Performs phone triage for patient workflow.
- Documents own activities in a timely manner in the electronic patient record such as: medical records, authorization forms, laboratory requisitions
- Provides health education to facilitate patient treatment plan.
- Actively empowers patient and family to effectively manage their health care and navigate the health care system.
- Participates in planning and implements nursing interventions and functions, including but not limited to:
- Administers medication ordered by a licensed prescriber
- Conducts health screening activities such as pain management assessment and documentation.
- Performs patient teaching as needed under the supervision of RN/Physician
- Performs first aid when necessary.
- Assists with remote device monitoring, interrogation of pacemakers and defibrillators, holter scanning, and EKG testing
- Collaborates with all members of the health care team to ensure coordination of care as indicated.
- Support the flow of patients through the practice.
- Respects and supports patient and family's cultural beliefs and values, individual needs, health goals and treatment preferences.
- Participates in activities that ensure safe, efficient and cost-effective care.
- Identifies opportunities, and solutions, to ensure a safe, efficient and cost-effective practice environment.
- Demonstrates compliance with regulatory requirements
- Participates in quality and safety initiatives
- Generates innovative ideas to improve care delivery and work flow in the practice environment.
- Precepts and mentors new medical assistants of the team.
- Professional development
- Maintains and updates skills based on current nursing practice.
- Adheres to departmental requirements for required training.
- Identifies specific learning needs and goals and collaborates with nursing leadership in developing a plan to meet them.
- Any and all other duties as indicated within scope of practice
Prudent use of hospital resources.
Proficiency in EKG testing
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must have a working knowledge of an EMR system
Patient care in an out-patient, academic, cardiology setting.
- Physical Duties: This position requires frequent walking, sitting, and standing.
- Frequent use of the phone; fax machines, and use of the computer.
Current licensure as a practical nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Graduate of an approved practical nursing degree program
Maintains knowledge and competencies reflective of current practice
1 year experience in Ambulatory or Cardiology care
Applicants with relevant experience will be considered. North Shore Medical Center is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screening is required.