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Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in worcester, Massachusetts

This position is for 24 hours a week

Summary:

Collaborate with the health care team in the delivery of quality primary medical care for patients of all ages, races, and ethnicities at our Community Health Center. Assess, treat and educate patients about various medical conditions. Coordinate care and provide advice and emotional support to patients’ family members. Serve as a member of the clinical practice team and works collaboratively with other team members in providing patient care. As part of the team-based approach to care, participate in coordinating care for individual patients, support patients and families in self-management through evidenced-based approaches, engage in health center projects that are aimed at specific patient population needs, and utilize effective and appropriate communication strategies, such as health literacy approaches when working with patients.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct patient care within the scope of licensure including, but not limited to, patient assessment, administration of vaccinations, medications, and treatments.

  • Provide patient education.

  • Delegate patient care activities to ensure smooth patient flow.

  • Facilitate coordination of patient care outside the organization by activities including medication management, review of diagnostic test results, and follow up on outside services provided (i.e. ER visits, consults).

  • Perform POC testing.

  • Document patient care in the EHR.

  • Modify patient care as age appropriate.

  • Triage (in person or via telephone) patients who present with acute symptoms.

  • Request medical interpretation services.

  • Provide nursing-centered services through nursing visits, chronic disease visits and family planning visits.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Massachusetts LPN license.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.

  • Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese preferred.

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