Licensed Practical Nurse - Springfield, MA

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The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for ensuring the well-being of patients and for providing a positive, supportive environment while working in conjunction with physicians, advanced practice clinicians, front office and clinical staff. The successful LPN will have sound clinical acumen, strong communication skills and a dedication to customer service and patient care.

This role is center-based and requires working in a clinical setting. The noise level is moderate and there is a potential for exposure to infectious diseases and blood-borne pathogens. It requires the ability to stand and sit for hours at a time (with some bending and stooping), ability to use manual dexterity in relation to clinical requirements, and ability to lift 50 lbs. Hours may vary based on location, patient volume, and business needs.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Complete provider orders per state and provider regulations
  • Assists the provider with examinations, procedures, and other duties
  • Responsible for screening and accurate detailed clinical intake of patients and updating medical records
  • Able to prepare and administer all prescribed medications including, but not limited to, IV medications and fluid administration, IM, SQ, PO, and intradermal medication administration at the direction of the medical provider (per applicable State regulations and MedExpress guidelines)
  • Oversee and coordinate the daily patient care flow
  • Assist patients as needed with walking, transfer, specimen collection, exam preparation, etc.
  • Complete occupational health testing including such services as urine drug screens, breath alcohol testing, hair testing and physicals
  • Complete patient referrals and patient callbacks daily
  • Other duties as assigned such as new models of care and new types of procedures, etc.

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate of an accredited school for Licensed Practical or Vocational Nursing
  • Current state LPN licensure and BLS/CPR certification
  • 2+ years of clinical experience in direct patient care
  • Maintain CEU/CMEs as applicable for licensure
  • Current IV Certification or must be willing to obtain within 90 days if required by state
  • Experience with venipuncture and lab specimen collections
  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role.
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is essential requirement of this role. United Health Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all clients requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in Urgent Care, Emergency Room or Critical Care setting


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Proof of immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases is an employment requirement.

Job Keywords: Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN, healthcare, patient care, MedExpress, Springfield, MA

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