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LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: Harbor Health Services
Location: Boston
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Elder Service Plan (ESP) Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a member of the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) providing nursing care to patients in ESP clinics and patients homes. The role of the LPN requires a high degree of flexibility as assignments may require supporting participant in their home or in the ESP Adult Day Health Center. Under the direction of Registered Nurses (RN's), LPN's support nursing tasks in accordance with the patient's plan of care, all while building a trusting relationship with ESP Interdisciplinary Teams and patients. Position is based out of our Elder Service Plan at 1135 Morton Street, Mattapan, MA. Our LPN must be highly organized, adaptable, and have excellent relationship development skills. LPNs function under the direction and in partnership with Program RNs and must have demonstrated skill and competency in medication management, immunization administration, wound care, point of care testing, detailed clinical documentation, and clear communication. We offer an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, & Disability insurance, 403b Savings Plan, Generous Paid Time Off plus 11 additional Holidays and much more! Responsibilities:Performs clinical nursing duties including but not limited to set up, delivery and administration of medications; dressing changes; assistance with vaccination; obtaining vital signs; and other nursing procedures under the verbal or written order of a provider as prescribed by law, written clinical policies, and within the limits of licensure and training.Travels to patients' homes or works in ESP clinics as assigned.Collaborates closely with ESP RNs around daily tasks.Communicates patient's status, new problems and/or indicators of significant status changes to the RN and other disciplines of the IDT.Interacts with patients and family members in a manner that adheres to the highest standards of care and professionalism.Supervises agency Home Care Aides' adherence to the Home Care PlanAttends IDT and/or family meetings as needed. Builds trust and fosters strong relationships with patients and their families. Completes required documentation same day or within expected timeframes.Complies with state regulations regarding continuing education requirements.Covers weekend shifts on an as needed/rotating basis. Must be able to travel to and from multiple patients' homes and the work site in a timely manner, must be able to push wheelchair bound participants up to 300 lbs. and to assist participants during a fall.Requirements:Graduation from an accredited Licensed Practical School of Nursing programCurrent MA LPN License and current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) Certification required1 year of experience in geriatrics preferred1 - 2 years of home care experience preferredBilingual English and Spanish, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Portuguese or other language preferredPhlebotomy experience, particularly with a geriatric population All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Harbor Health Services, Boston , LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse, Healthcare , Boston, Massachusetts

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