License Practical Nurse - Baystate Health

Req#: R21240
Category(s): Nursing, License Practical Nurse
Full Time / Part Time: Part-Time
Shift: First

** SIGN-ON BONUS, UP TO $5,000 **

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’s premier healthcare provider, and home to Baystate Medical Center (BMC), a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence seeks a Licensed Practical Nurse to join our IV team!

The IV unit is currently hiring an LPN to join our growing team. The role would include being a resource across the organization, assisting an RN with not only placing venous access lines but also with providing care and maintenance for vascular access devices including temporary lines / PICC lines, tunneled catheters, and indwelling chest ports.

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • PATIENT EXPERIENCE. Work with dedicated professionals committed to patient centered excellence. Act as an advocate for patients, families and significant others. Come join a team dedicated to the culture of safety, shared governance and nursing autonomy.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Baystate Health is committed to your professional development. Baystate Health is accredited to provide continuing education programs for all members of the healthcare team, including nurses. Increase your livelihood and enhance your professional knowledge within our clinical ladders.
  • WORK LIFE BALANCE. Whether you want to work part-time or full-time, the IV team will work with you to find the right fit and schedule that works for your life!
  • COMPETITIVE BENEFITS, SALARY AND SO MUCH MORE! Generous compensation package, CEU opportunities, high quality, low cost medical/dental, robust paid time off. Ask about our sign on bonus!

SCHEDULE:

  • Full Time days
  • 7 AM – 7 PM, every other weekend rotating holidays
  • Baystate Medical Center, Springfield MA

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Provides direct patient care within scope of practice to ensure implementation of the plan of care. Follows nursing orders as specified on assigned patients discussing exceptions with registered nurse. Consistently and willingly assists other team members in providing care to assigned patients. Initiates STAT orders within 15-30 minutes of receipt of order and/or as specified by unit guidelines. Performs procedures outlined in nursing policy/procedure manual with area of responsibility. Assesses emergency situations and initiates appropriate interventions as needed. Uses time constructively and organizes assignment for maximum productivity.

2) Participates in data collection related to patient status and needs. Observes and reports pertinent information to registered nurse and on an ongoing basis throughout the shift.

3) Provides input to registered nurse for incorporation into the plan of care by communicating information pertinent to the patient status. Identifies patient problems as they occur. Provides ongoing updates to registered nurse regarding patients progress toward desired outcomes. Consistently offers input to registered nurse pertaining to nursing care. Gives a complete report to registered nurse before leaving the unit for break, lunch or completion of shift. Acts as a patient advocate communicating patient needs to appropriate personnel.

4) Monitors basic physiological parameters. Takes and records routine vital signs at specified times and reports any significant deviations within 5 – 15 minutes of taking them. Records and reports any change in the patients normal drainage pattern, i.e. gastric, wound, blood or diaphoresis.

5) Administers treatments and procedures in accordance with BMC policy and procedures. Changes unsterile dressings within one hour of specified timeframe in accordance with established procedure. Assists physicians with exams and simple procedures as required. Checks patient identification band prior to performing any procedure or administering of any medication.

6) Assists patients with elimination of body wastes. Makes available or offers bedpan, urinal and emesis basin immediately after patient request. Accurately labels and sends specimens within 30 minutes of specified time frame unless discussed with RN. Accurately measures and records intake and output.

7) Informs and instructs patient/significant others on patients health illness state and plan of care. Communicates all routine and health related procedures to patient/and or significant others. Reinforces patient teaching under the direction of the registered nurse. Keeps registered nurse or provider informed of patient compliance/response to teaching plan on an ongoing basis.

8) Obtain blood specimens for lab analysis demonstrating appropriate technique and clinical judgement skills. Follows established phlebotomy procedures and policies for specimen collection. Recognizes when assistance is needed to obtain a specimen and seeks assistance from appropriate resource.

9) Appropriately documents all aspects of care during the course of assigned shift.

10) Administers medications and parenteral therapy in accordance with established BMC guidelines. Administers correct medication/dosage, route and time to identify patient. Correctly identifies patient prior to administration. Reports medication errors as soon as possible. Monitors and documents adverse reactions to medications or parenteral therapy.

11) Demonstrates caring practices that create a compassionate, supportive, and therapeutic environment for patients and staff, with the aim of promoting comfort and healing and preventing unnecessary suffering.

12) Addresses patient experience concerns promptly and objectively. Escalates to RN leadership as needed

13) Successfully completes annual competencies and mandatory education requirements

14) Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes o maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civilly and acceptance toward all employees, patients, and visitors

15) Participates in unit/house wide performance improvement initiatives.

16) May act as a resource/preceptor for specific tasks associated with his/her clinical expertise.

Required Work Experience: 

1) Minimum of one year experience as an LPN

Preferred Work Experience: 

1) None listed

Skills and Competencies: 

1) None Listed

For more information, please visit us at: www.BaystateHealthJobs.com or interact with us socially at www.Facebook.com.BaystateCareers or on Twitter @BaystateCareers.

All correspondence can be directed to:

Monique M. Jesus – Associate Recruiter

Monique.Jesus@BaystateHealth.org 

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

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Education:

Certificate: Nursing, GED or HiSET (Required)

Certifications:

Licensed Practical Nurse – Other

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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