Licensed Practical Nurse II Job Listing at Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Westfield, MA (Job ID commonwealthma-J27207)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Location: Westfield, MA
Application deadline: None
Type: Not specified
Career Level: Not specified
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No
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Licensed Practical Nurse IILicensed Practical Nurse II

Agency Name:
Dept. of Public Health
Official Title:
Licensed Practical Nurse II
Functional Title:
Licensed Practical Nurse II
Occupational Group:
Nursing
Position Type:
Non-Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time:
Full-Time and Part-Time
Salary Range:
$38,140.44 to $51,722.84 Annually
Bargaining Unit:
02
Shift:
Multiple
Confidential:
No
Number Of Vacancies:
2
City/Town:
Westfield
Region:
WESTERN
Facility Location:
91 East Mountain Road, Westfield, MA 01085
Application Deadline:
09-20-2014
Apply Online:
No
Posting ID:
J27207
This position is funded from the Commonwealth''s annual operating budget.Duties:
Provides direct patient care such as preparing and administering medications; taking and charting vital signs; collecting and analyzing specimens for diagnostic purposes and changing dressings; administering and monitoring oxygen therapy; suctioning; monitoring fluid intake and output; and other nursing procedures as assigned in order to ensure the well being and comfort of patients.

Records and reports to charge nurse information such as vital signs; medications; treatment outcome; general observations; etc., according to unit policy to ensure quality and continuity of patient care.

Provides for the daily care and personal needs of patients by giving baths, backrubs and feedings; including tube feedings; grooming, positioning, transferring, transporting; and toileting patients; and ensuring for patient safety.

Assumes charge responsibility for a unit when assigned.

Prepares equipment, and assists the physician or registered nurse during patient treatments and examinations.

Teaches patient and/or families activities of daily living and provides other educational instruction as ordered to promote patient independence and wellness.

Participates in patient care conferences, staff meetings, and quality assurance activities, etc., in order to share information and make recommendations regarding patient rehabilitation and treatment plans.

Assists with orientation of new employees and volunteers by demonstrating nursing care procedures, and providing information regarding hospital and unit policies in order to prepare them to work independently.

Performs LPN duties with others in a cooperative, confidential and professional manner in order to facilitate proper communication of patient care.

Rotates on days, evenings, nights and other clinical units as necessary to ensure patient safety on all units and shifts.

Performs related duties as assigned such as maintaining and updating records and files; participating in education conferences and training and development programs; responding to inquiries from patients, families, and visitors; ambulating and exercising patients; maintaining inventories of medications and supplies; setting up, and cleaning and disposing of equipment; enforcing rules and regulations and other activities as required to assist in maintaining the efficiency of the unit.
Qualifications:
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, paraprofessional experience in the field of nursing as a licensed practical nurse.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current and valid license as a practical nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
Comments:
As applicable, preference for this position will be given to those candidates who are eligible for employees laid off or bumped from this title who are eligible for recall, and in accordance with Article 14 or applicable Collective bargaining requirements.

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit
http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori, and click on -Information for Job Applicants-

How To Apply:
Mail or fax cover letter and resume to:

Western Massachusetts Hospital
Employment and Staffing Department
91 East Mountain Road
Westfield, MA 01085

Fax# (413) 562-2527
Agency Web Address:
http://www.mass.gov/dph/Diversity Officer:
Mr. Dennis Johnson, (617) 624-5471
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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