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Steward Health Care System Per Diem RN in Brighton, Massachusetts

I. Position Function:

  • Provides nursing care that has as its ultimate concern supporting the total person and promoting adaptation of the individual. This is accomplished by counseling, teaching, direct care, and collaboration/consultation with other health care professionals. The Staff Nurse meets patient needs in accordance with the Nursing Division's philosophy, policies, and procedures.

    II. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."

  • Utilizes the nursing process in providing nursing care of patients through:

  • Assessing and reassessing patients and families.

  • Planning the process of nursing care.

  • Implementing and/or directing delivery of nursing care.

  • Evaluating care delivered.

  • Practices and promotes nursing care within professional standards.

  • Practices and promotes nursing care within legal standards.

  • Practices and promotes nursing care within ethical standards.

  • Provides patient teaching to patient and/or family.

  • Orients all level of Nursing division personnel, and nursing students.

  • Participates in unit-based educational programs.

  • Takes responsibility for own learning.

  • Demonstrates effective leadership skills.

  • Supports and collaborates in the Medical Center Performance Improvement plan through unit quality improvement/quality control activities.

  • Utilizes current research in area of clinical practice.

  • Complies with patient safety goals as set forth by the Medical Center.

    B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:

  • Participates in professional activities.

  • Performs other related duties as directed by Patient Care Director.

    III. Reporting Requirements:

  • Reports all changes in patient status to appropriate interdisciplinary team member either verbally or in writing.

  • Reports immediately to Patient Care Director and/or designee any deviation of normal operations.

  • Reports immediately to Patient Care Director and/or designee situations that require attention.

  • Reports all incidents and breaches in quality care to the Patient Care Director and/or designee.

    IV. Accountability:

  • Shall be accountable for nursing care provided.

  • Shall be accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital-related, medical staff-related, and patient data and information.

  • Shall be accountable for abiding by all relevant hospital policies and procedures.

  • Shall be accountable for participating in unit-based quality improvement activities.

    V. Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education:

  • Associates Degree Required

  • Minimum Experience:

  • Pain Management Center experience highly preferred

  • Minimum skills/abilities:

  • Meets performance criteria of Staff Nurse.

  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing in the English language.

  • Able to complete mathematical computations required to administer medications and treatment protocols.

  • Able to lift, transfer and move patients.

  • Possess basic computer knowledge.

  • Certification/Licensure:

  • Current licensure in Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse.

  • BLS Required

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