State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse V in Boston, Massachusetts

The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital (LSH) is seeking an experienced and committed/Registered Nurse V- Nurse Information Specialist./

The Nurse Information Specialist is responsible for promoting, planning, designing, coordinating and evaluating the computer educational programs to meet the learning and competency development needs of the Nursing staff, the learning needs of the hospital support staff according to hospital/ department Performance Improvement Program and professional standards of care and practice. Integrates LSH/Nursing Department philosophy, mission, goals, policies/procedures and governmental regulations into computer educational programs/nursing care/practice by interfacing and collaborating with hospital agencies. Provides the leadership for integrating the MEDITECH system in nursing care services.

Duties and responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive)

  • Coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of MEDITECH/CPOE/eMAR training/ orientation programs for all new hospital/nursing employees that meet the learning and competency development needs of the hospital/nursing staff as well as the organizational /educational goals of the hospital /dept.

  • Coordinates and oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of special MEDITECH projects.

  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary staff in coordinating the development, implementation and evaluation of computerized educational programs for staff, patient/ families that focus on patient rights, ethical issues in health care and issues arising in the care of patients to ensure that patient rights are protected and exercised.

  • Collaborates with teaching and training personnel both within LSH and the health care community at large to promote, develop, implement and evaluate interdisciplinary educational endeavors.

  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary staff in developing, implementing and evaluating nursing/medical research and promoting an environment conducive to professional growth.

  • Integrates LSH/Nursing Department philosophy, mission, goals policies/procedures and government regulations into educational programs/nursing care/practice by interfacing and collaborating with EVPPCS, Directors, Nurse Managers, supervisors and inter/cross departmental and multidisciplinary personnel so that effective, quality care is delivered to patients/clients from DPH/DOC/DMH/ DMR/DDS, shelter(s) and community. Provides the leadership for planning, directing, coordinating and improving nursing care services that meet community and patient care needs and that improve health outcomes.

  • Participates in the development of organizational/departmental mission, vision and strategic plan and promulgates and communicates to staff in order to provide staff with a framework that guides day to day action and to encourage staff participation in improving organizational performance and patient care processes and outcomes.

  • Attends and participates in administrative meetings, patient conferences and inter/cross depart-mental and multidisciplinary meetings in order to assess and evaluate educational needs of staff/ patients/ families and other users of services to improve performance of care and services.

  • Participates and contributes to hospital/department PI program to manage processes that measure, assess and evaluate the performance and improvement of staff, organizational management, clinical / /and support processes and integrates into nursing practice outcomes.

  • Performs special assignments and/or completes special reports as directed by EVPPCS to maintain Nursing Department administrative and clinical practices current with research findings and professional practices.

  • Performs related duties as required to maintain stability and autonomy of the Nursing Department.

  • Demonstrates responsibility for personal and professional development and competency by acquiring and maintaining knowledge and skills required to perform processes involved in delivery of care specific to clinical area and field and current with research findings and professional practice in nursing specialty, CPR certification, licensure and participation in professional organizations which support and/or provide direction for nursing and health care issues.

  • Collaborates with MEDITECH in development of the hospital information system and oversees training for the nursing department.

  • Implements, oversees and trains staff in the appropriate usage of the glucometer in a waived testing program with the clinical laboratory.

  • Maintains data and assesses trends, makes corrections and recommendations based on data to keep the glucometer waived testing program accurate and safe.

  • Collaborates with the clinical laboratory to maintain quality control and current practice competency in the glucometer waived testing program.

  • Demonstrates competence in assessing and providing age appropriate care to all patients

  • Demonstrates competence in assessing and providing care that is cognizant of and sensitive to patient's cultural and spiritual needs.

  • Does a second review on all blood administration forms for completeness and accuracy. Identifies outliers and assures appropriate education/interventions initiated.

  • Collaboratively works with blood bank supervisor to assure all documentation is in the EMR and Suspected Transfusion Reaction forms as appropriate.

  • Analyzes outliers for blood transfusions and completes quarterly PI report. This report is then shared with nursing leadership who in turn shares with staff.

  • After above analysis occurs, identify trends and work collaboratively with education department to provide necessary education.

  • Participates as a member of the Blood Utilization Committee. Presents PI at quarterly meetings.

LSH takes pride in helping people recover from illnesses and conditions that are often underserved or difficult to manage in other health care settings. The hospital serves populations that are mostly indigent, often in the care and custody of state agencies, and present with clinical issues that arise from mental illness, homelessness, and substance abuse. LSH provides 260 inpatient beds and 25 specialty medical clinics, including surgical services, to patients and clients referred by private sector providers and state agencies (including the Department of Mental Health-DMH, The Department of Developmental Disabilities-DDS and the Department of Corrections-DOC). We strive continuously to improve the quality of life for our patients through the delivery of collaborative treatment and a patient-focused continuum of care. Teaching health professional from various disciplines always has been a part of the hospital’s charge as well.

Shift Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (40 hours per week)

Days Off: Saturday and Sunday

Pre-Offer Process:

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

  • Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 617-971-3732.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic or medical facility and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a supervisory, administrative, or managerial capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Graduate degree with a major in Nursing may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* No substitutions will be allowed for the required (B) experience.

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL LEVELS IN SERIES: Current and valid registration as a professional nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing .**

*Recent graduates from an approved school of nursing must have applied for the first available registered nurse examination.

Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license may be required.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Medical Services

Organization: *Department of Public Health

Title: Registered Nurse V

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-170 Morton Street

Requisition ID: 1800043I