Licensed Practical Nurse (Danvers, MA)

Danvers, MA | Licensed Practical Nurse

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

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:

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.

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- 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


FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):

Prudent use of hospital resources.



SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: Must be realistic, objective, measurable and related to essential functions of this job.

BLS Certification

Proficiency in EKG testing

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Must have a working knowledge of an EMR system


WORKING CONDITIONS: Describe the conditions in which the work is performed.

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.



Qualifications

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable):

Current licensure as a practical nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


EDUCATION:

Graduate of an approved practical nursing degree program

Maintains knowledge and competencies reflective of current practice



EXPERIENCE:

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.

Why North Shore Physicians Group?

You’ll practice at the leading edge of patient-focused medicine in one of New England’s most scenic and historic locations. And you’ll make a difference every single day. Make your move to NSPG. We’re one team, with one focus. Join us.


With NSPG you’ll experience:

Excellent quality of life

The North Shore area offers:

  • Communities with varied and rich histories and convenient access to museums, art, restaurants and shops.
  • Natural beauty, handsome architecture and vivid history — only 15 miles north of Boston.
  • 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline with breathtaking beaches and harbors.
  • World-class sailing and close proximity to the mountains and picturesque New England.
  • Easy access to a multitude of universities, colleges, and public and private schools.

Clinical excellence

  • Our practices are certified Level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
  • For the fifth year in a row, North Shore Medical Center has been ranked a top regional hospital in Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Our affiliate, Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of U.S. News & World Report’s top three Honor Roll hospitals in America.
  • NSPG and NSMC use the Epic EMR that integrates patient care through the Partners HealthCare System, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Career advancement

  • Grow, learn and develop new practice innovations.
  • Continue your medical education.
  • Make academic connections and explore teaching opportunities.
  • Explore leadership opportunities.
  • Develop clinical and administrative career ladders.

A supportive practice environment

  • Collaborative professionals.
  • Patient-centered care model.
  • Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.
  • Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.
  • Excellent salary and benefits.

 

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