Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Position Summary:
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provided care appropriate to the age of the patients serviced on his/her unit.? The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and developmental over the life span, possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/department's policies and procedures.
Essential Functions:

  1. Functions under the direct supervision of an RN

  2. Interacts with patients, patient's families, and all internal departments.

  3. Contributes to a safe therapeutic environment through continuous observation and assessment of the milieu and the active reinforcement of the therapeutic community model.

  4. Communicate clearly through spoken words and in writing.

  5. Accurately documents care in electronic medical record and MAR in a timely fashion

  6. Complies with the ethical standards of the organization

  7. Ability to prioritize and monitor details of medication administration.

  8. Possess physical ability necessary to lift patients, assist with ADL's and respond to psychiatric crises/ situations.

Education Requirements:

  • Diploma from accredited LPN program.Must possess current Massachusetts LPN License

  • American Heart Association BLS CPR certification

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate clearly through spoken words and in writing.

  • Must possess knowledge and skills necessary to interact compassionately and appropriately with patients and their families on a regular basis.

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced clinical environment.

  • Experience with electronic medical record systems a plus.

Equipment Operated: Standard MHA equipment and supplies.

Work Environment: Combination of office, exam, and other hospital settings.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.Must be able to sit, twist, bend and stand for long periods.

  • Able to write, speak and understand English at high school level and work as a member of interdisciplinary team.

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