The Licensed Practical Nurse, under the direction of a Registered Nurse, participates in direct and indirect patient care and health teaching to the full extent of his/her formal education, continuing education, competence and experience. Patient care may range from the newborn through the geriatric stage of life. The LPN may delegate duties to other caregivers as required and/or permitted and will consistently provide appropriate supervision. The LPN works with other staff members in order to meet the goals, objectives and standards of the department and contributes to the attainment of divisional and system wide goals and objectives. The LPN will continue to add to his/her nursing knowledge and skill through on-going education.
Ability to perform detailed assignments with minimal supervision and work under pressure.
Knowledge of the nursing process for the delivery and management of patient care.
Ability to create electronic documentation which is accurate, intelligible, and concise.
Ability to complete and maintain all required licensed practical nurses competencies.
Ability to communicate proactively and clearly with patients, caregivers, and medical staff.
Ability to read, write and speak clearly in English.
Successful completion of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse Program.
2 Years of Medical-Surgical nursing experience in direct patient care required.
An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC.:
Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Current BLS and CPR Certification desired. Current drivers license and access to a reliable, insured and safety inspected vehicle for transportation to patient homes.