Beth Israel Lahey Health Registered Nurse - Apheresis Unit in Boston, Massachusetts
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The BIDMC Nursing Mission is to build on a legacy of nursing excellence by caring with compassion, advancing the art & science of nursing, and advocating for the health of patients, families, and communities. The Clinical Nurse II utilizes the nursing process as the frame of reference for practice as a professional registered nurse and provides direct nursing care to patients and families. Training, evaluation and competencies for this role are overseen by a Nurse Leader to the department.
Provides direct care to patients and makes necessary nursing judgments. Responsible for systematically assessing the health care needs of individuals or groups and for the formulation of a care plan, its implementation and evaluation. Demonstrates the ability for decision making by integrating theoretical knowledge with practical experience in caring for patients
Coordinates the care of patients and directs assistive personnel in order to provide safe, effective, efficient, equitable and timely, patient-centered care. Demonstrates awareness of environmental forces on health care of patients and their families. Demonstrates the ability to identify resources necessary to implement the plan of care.
Works in a collegial and collaborative relationship with other health professionals to determine healthcare needs of patients and families. Develops relationships with patients and families that maintain and communicate trust and respect. Communicates effectively in the exchange of information. Demonstrate the ability to act as a patient advocate.
Maintains annual mandatory education requirements, which include emergency skills and unit based competencies. Identifies needs for continued growth and development in conjunction with the unit based educator or clinical nurse specialist. Participates in activities that contribute to professional development of self May participate in quality improvement activities.
Demonstrates a commitment to patients, staff, and to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The individual nursing practice reflects the goals of the Medical Center. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own nursing practice and patient safety
Education: Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program required. Baccalaureate degree in Nursing strongly preferred.
Experience: 1-3 years related work experience required
License/Certification(s): License Registered Nurse required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
Department Specific Job Responsibilities:
Apheresis is a mechanical apparatus similar to dialysis that filters, separates, and returns blood to the patient, but after removing white blood cells, platelets, or plasma, depending upon the diagnosis. Apheresis is similar to photopheresis. Another procedure physicians use to treat certain patients with a leukemia-like phase of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Photopheresis removes and treats the blood with drugs activated by ultraviolet light to target the white blood cells. The blood is then returned to the patient.
Intravenous medications (non-chemo)
Injections, including vitamin B12 or coagulation factors
Blood transfusions: red cell, plasma, or platelet
Therapeutic phlebotomy to remove units of blood at specific intervals
Department Specific Job Responsibilities: APHERESIS
IV insertion skills are a plus but not required.
Able to work autonomously.
Shift Requirements :
On Call Required
Specific Work Hours :
7a-5p, Rotating On-call hours 5p - midnight
As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.
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