East Boston Neighborhood Health Center LPN in East Boston, Massachusetts
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A licensed practical nurse bears full responsibility for the quality of health care she/he provides, including participation in direct and indirect nursing care, health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and rehabilitation.
Excellence in nursing practice also includes clinical skills and capabilities beyond baseline competence. These include the ability, in collaboration with the clinical team, to conduct a comprehensive assessment that incorporates an advanced and sophisticated integration of clinical information, and the ability to translate that assessment into a superior plan of care for the patient/family/care team.
In addition, excellence in this position includes global skills and capabilities beyond baseline competence. These include: demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the department’s immediate needs and long term growth goals, showing initiative, using critical thinking to problem solve independently, exhibiting leadership qualities, and effectively engaging with the clinical team. provide direct patient care, patient education and triage. Emergency room experience required as well as previous ambulatory care experience. Must have MA LPN License.
Schedule is 20 hours/week consisting of day/evening/overnight rotating and will include weekend/holiday rotation subject to the needs of the department.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Teaches patients and families health care regimens. Explains and provides information regarding disease and wellness, tests, results, medications, diet, exercise, and other aspects of the plan of care to patients.
Provides thorough and concise documentation of patient’s histories, assessments, plans, and treatments. Enters messages as staff messages or telephone encounters in the computer. Enters and views patient letters in the computer. Enters exam encounters in the computer.
Manages all aspects of the communication in-basket including response, results, telephone encounters etc. Attains and maintains proficiency in the use of the electronic medical record as it pertains to the workflows of the staff nurse.
Follows protocols for management of patients with chronic/acute disease and health promotion.
Follows established departmental policies and procedures for environmental safety and infection control. Actively participates in EBNHC programs and committees.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Current ACLS and PALS Certification required.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
1 year relevant nursing experience, preferably in a community health and/or ambulatory care setting.
High School Diploma. Completion of vocational/technical training beyond high school in an Accredited Nursing Program. Licensure in Massachusetts as an L.P.N.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally. Familiarity with the use of a personal computer in a Windows environment preferred.
MEDICAL, DENTAL, AND VISION COVERAGE
LIFE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE
401(K) RETIREMENT PLAN
FLEXIBLE SPENDING AND TRANSPORTATION ACCOUNTS
PAID HOLIDAYS, VACATIONS, SICK, AND PERSONAL TIME
GENEROUS STAFF DEVELOPMENT BENEFIT
EXCELLENT MALPRACTICE COVERAGE
AND MUCH MORE
EBNHC opens our doors to people from all demographics and cultures. Our workforce is as diverse as the city we call home — in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and age, as well as in cultural backgrounds, life experiences, thoughts, and ideas.
There’s a reason East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is ranked as one of the “Top Places to Work” by The Boston Globe. It is because we are committed to maintaining a truly supportive and welcoming environment — for both our employees and our patients — that reflects our mission and culture. A huge focus of which is to offer important benefits so you can be your best inside and outside of work.
Striving to be an employer of choice, we offer progressive benefits, a variety of schedules, and the satisfaction of working with a diverse workforce whose unity of purpose is a real force for achievement. Plus, our Education & Training Institute is an attractive resource for many of our employees who seek to broaden their skill base and advance their careers.
Medical & Dental Coverage
Life and Disability Insurance
Privileges at Boston Medical Center for Providers
401(K) Retirement Plan
Flexible Spending & Transportation Accounts
Paid Holidays, Vacations, Sick and Personal Time
A Generous Staff Development Benefit
Excellent Malpractice Coverage
A Designated Medical Staff Office for Physician Support
And Much More…