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Licensed Practical Nurse - Adult Primary Care (40 hours, Days)

Company: Boston Medical Center
Location: Boston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It -s a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all-and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet - an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. Join BMC today and help us achieve our Vision 2030 which is a long-term goal to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world.Position: LPN Department: Adult Primary Care (General Internal Medicine)Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours, DaysThe primary purpose of the Licensed Practical Nurse, (LPN), is to provide clinical and administrative support in the Primary Care Practice under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. The LPN is responsible for the delivery of quality patient care. The LPN must work within the standards, policies and procedures of the medical center and the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. - The LPN bears full responsibility for the care provided including patient care and patient teaching.Knowledge and Skills

  • Assists with providing patient care: records vital signs; discusses and documents chief health concerns. Performs and record specialized testing included but not limited to EKGs, glucose and TB testing. Prepares and safely administers medications, including but not limited to immunizations, flu shots, and other injections. Performs nursing type duties specific to the department. For example, may apply dressings, perform ear irrigations and other wound care as directed. -Specific duties vary by department and specific population. - Performs duties as directed by supervisor, manager and/or physician. Coordinates patient prescriptions. Makes phone calls to pharmacies. Acts as a liaison between nursing agencies, VNA and other health agencies.
  • Requires strong computer skills and knowledge of the PC applications. Windows environment and Microsoft Office products required. -
  • Experience with durable medical equipment (DMEs)
  • Uses computer to schedule appointments necessary for follow up appointments or other ancillary appointments, as appropriate.
  • Ability to cope with high-pressure situations and demonstrate independent thinking and decision making as well as a high level of diplomacy.
  • Deals discreetly with sensitive information, maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to show empathy and be courteous and diplomatic with patients.
  • Must frequently work independently, take initiative and handle multiple tasks with conflicting priorities
  • Team player with ability to work cross-organizationally to get issues resolved.
  • Obtains and enters patient information and procedure data into hospital computer systems.
  • Responds to patient phone inquiries regarding office appointments, dates for specialty appointments, and other - referred services such as radiology, surgery, etc.
  • Monitors patient flow and patient satisfaction. Prospectively identify potential issues. Trouble-shoot issues and work with the Registered Nurse, other practice managers and Physicians to ensure efficiency.
  • Coordinates the patient flow and schedules for the supported Physicians and other Providers to ensure accurate and efficient daily operation.Other Support Duties
    • Answers telephone calls in a courteous manner, maintains department files, and responds to inquiries from personnel, patients and physicians.
    • Organizes work area for efficiency, neatness and safety.
    • Communicates with all members of staff on work related issues effectively and courteously.
    • Assures that all messages for physicians and designees are accurate and forwarded promptly to the physician and/or designee.
    • Meets hospital-wide standards in the following areas:
    • Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best possible customer service and patient care can be provided. Utilizes hospital's Values as the basis for decision-making and to facilitate the division's hospital mission. Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures Maintain proper dress code.Education:Graduate of an approved school of practical nursing.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Required:Current license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.Experience:Requires a minimum of 2 years current experience in Ambulatory Office Setting. Experience in Adult Primary Care Medicine highly preferred.

Keywords: Boston Medical Center, Boston , Licensed Practical Nurse - Adult Primary Care (40 hours, Days), Healthcare , Boston, Massachusetts

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