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Beth Israel Lahey Health Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Surgical and Progressive Care Neurology, 36 Nights in Burlington, Massachusetts

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Job Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

36

Work Shift:

Night (United States of America)

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Job Description:

Position Summary: under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager/Assistant Nurse Manager/Clinical Nurse Leader, the Licensed Practical Nurse practices within the Lahey Hospital Professional Practice Model, MA Nurse Practice Act, ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and demonstrates Lahey Hospital’s core values that reflect its Mission. The nurse-patient/family relationship, continuity of care and accountability are central to the delivery of individualized high quality patient care.

A Licensed Practical Nurse demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide expected standards of care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, spiritual, safety and age-appropriate considerations of patients.

The Licensed Practical Nurse, in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of Massachusetts Rules & Regulations- 244 CMR 3.0, shall bear full and ultimate responsibility for the quality of nursing care he/she provides to individuals and groups. Included in such responsibility are health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and restoration of optimal functioning and comfort or for the dignified death of those they serve.

The Licensed Practical Nurse facilitates the coordination of care across the continuum and demonstrates safe practice within the domains of:

  • Clinical judgment and decision making

  • Professional Relationships

  • Clinical leadership

  • Clinical scholarship

The Licensed Practical Nurse provides care directly to patients and in collaboration with other health care team members. They maintain a current level of knowledge and skill with technical procedures as defined by nursing specialty organization, complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies, and is currently licensed in the state of Massachusetts as a licensed practical nurse.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: including but not limited to:

I. Clinical Judgment and Decision Making: Ways in which nurses come to understand the problems, issues or concerns of patients/families, to attend to relevant/critical information, and to respond in concerned and involved ways.

Supports a culturally competent plan of care that identifies patient problems, expected outcomes, and addresses preventative measures.

Delivers care that is specific to the age of the patient.

II. Professional Relationship: The professional relationship is based upon Lahey Hospital’s guiding principles and positive effective communication. This relationship extends beyond formal assessment to integrate the particular patient’s response and his/her religious/spiritual, ethnic and cultural beliefs into the plan of care.

Establishes professional relationship with nurses, physicians and other colleagues and patients and families.

  • The relationship includes the patient and family as a partner in care and is based upon Swanson’s Theory of Caring.

Educates the patient and family about the patient’s illness and treatment including preventative measures appropriate to the patient. Supports Lahey Hospital’s commitment to community based activities both within the Lahey community and beyond.

III. Clinical Leadership: The Licensed Practical Nurse supports the development of others and creates a practice climate of responsiveness and learning based on Benner’s Novice to Expert skills acquisition model. This supports the retention and recruitment of clinically competent nurses. The ability to lead and influence the reasoning of colleagues in the patient’s best interest depends on skillful comportment, authoritative clinical knowledge and wisdom, the conviction to act as an ethical agent despite adverse consequences, and the ability to listen and enhance others’ strengths.

Demonstrates professional behavior by adhering to unit policies and procedures, practice guidelines specific to the setting and the ANA Code of Ethics. Demonstrates skills as a responsive team member. Demonstrates role of nurse as teacher. Demonstrate ability to fulfill role in Regulatory compliance and readiness.

IV. Clinical Scholarship : The Licensed Practical Nurse achieves clinical scholarship through experiences with patients, through collaboration with colleagues and leadership and through formal education. Learning is transformed into knowledge through self-reflection and analysis.

Upholds standards of quality nursing care. Demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning. Demonstrates evidenced based practice (EBP) in nursing.

Organizational Requirements:

  • Incorporates Lahey Hospital Guiding Principles, Mission Statement, and Goals into daily activities.

  • Complies with all Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Policies.

  • Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

  • Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

  • Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.

  • Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

  • Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

  • Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduate of a state approved and/or accredited School of Nursing

Licensure, Certification, Registration:

  • Current license to practice professional nursing from the Massachusetts Board of Registration

  • BLS

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Clinical Skills/Technical Knowledge

Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and technical knowledge to provide care for patients according to Nursing Policy and Procedures. See Skill Record or Competency Checklist Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and knowledge to provide care for patients according to the unit-specific competencies. See Skill Record or Competency Checklist Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

Experience: Preferably six months of clinical experience in inpatient, outpatient, or long-term facilities

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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