MGH Careers 2020 – Licensed Practical Nurse

Website Massachusetts General Hospital

Job Description:

  • The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a licensed nurse who provides competent, compassionate nursing care to patients and families under the direct guidance and supervision of a physician and Nurse Manager . The LPN works with physicians and other staff members to ensure a quality-based, customer-oriented flow of work throughout the ambulatory practice while also serving as a resource person for clinical/clerical support staff.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports and reinforces patient teaching plan, educates patients about proper use of medications. Provides instruction to patients about wound care.
  • Participates in Quality Assurance activities; supports peers and colleagues in maintaining established standards of care.
  • Utilizes In -Basket messages to monitor all biopsies and ensures that all necessary therapies are administered as scheduled by the physician.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care and treatment plans; observes, reports and records pertinent patient information into electronic health record system in accordance with Dermatology
  • Service protocols; identifies patient care needs and utilizes nursing resources appropriately.
  • Photographs patients with various skin conditions using a variety of photographic procedures, techniques and equipment
  • Obtain prior authorizations for medications as needed.
  • Triaging of patient urgent clinical calls which may result in scheduling patient appointments, as well as Telehealth appointments.
  • Provides physical care and emotional support to patients and families under direct supervision of the Nurse Manager and Medical Director.
  • Provide clinical nursing coverage across the Medical Dermatology specialty services.
  • Informs patients of pathology, lab results and plan of care.
  • Administers medications within parameters defined by Dermatology Service after successful orientation; performs nursing procedures within the parameters defined by the Dermatology Service.
  • Identifies patient care needs and utilizes nursing resources appropriately.

Job Requirements:

  • Effective interpersonal/communication, organizational, and the flexibility to handle multiple tasks.
  • Administration of injections
  • Participates in relevant continuing education programs.
  • Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills.
  • Attends Dermatology Nurses Association meetings.
  • Knowledge of and dedication to the highest patient care and provide the utmost service excellence to all patients.
  • Ability to take initiative and to exercise independent judgment, decision-making and problem-solving expertise.
  • A can-do, team oriented attitude is essential, as the ability to work independently and to interact easily with physicians, other managers and staff throughout the department and hospital.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Graduate of an approved LPN program required

Job Details:

Company: Massachusetts General Hospital

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Waltham, MA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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