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Steward Health Care System Resource Nurse - 36hrs/Nights 7p-7:30a in Brighton, Massachusetts

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

ACLS/BLS ICU experience required

Resource Nurse, 36 HRs/Week, Night Shift (7:00PM-7:30AM), Every 3rd Weekend

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Registered Nurse, under the day-to-day supervision of the assigned nursing supervisor, provides support to staff nurses by assisting with registered nurse accountabilities within specific assigned units/procedural areas, participating staff education and performance improvement activities. Job accountability may deviate slightly between various units.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Function in the role of Rapid Response Team and/or Code Blue response team nurse including Behavioral Health Units and Maternity. • Assist in emergent procedure as skills allow on assigned units. • Assist staff with procedures, policies, and care of patients on the inpatient floors. Readily adapts to change and welcomes new approaches when circumstances demand. • The Resource RN in this position shall not assume a patient assignment, but may take a temporary patient assignment (such as for imaging and transfers to other units and during rapid responses). The Resource RN may assist RNs with providing care (as distinct from taking the patient assignment) including, for example admissions and discharges. • Round frequently on assigned inpatient units and act as a resource for staff. • Assist staff with medication administration, documentation, patient care. • Work closely with staff to develop an environment that promotes staff growth, role competency and proficiency in nursing skills/critical thinking. • Work with staff to improve patient experience • Promote RN professionalism and provide guidance to the Novice RN • Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities. • Develops and maintains efficient working relationships. • Carries phone/pager to facilitate communication. • Accepts responsibility for all work performed and takes appropriate corrective action as needed. • Assists in maintaining quality metrics compliance. RN may be assigned to facilitate admissions and/or discharges transports on assigned units.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

• Ability to safely manage the Med/Surg Patient population • Ability to manage chest drains, wounds vacs, A-lines, pacemakers, and titration of intravenous medications. • Acts as additional resource for IV assertion for difficult starts, may work to train novice RNs on increasing their own IV competency. • Access & de-access portacaths

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

Education: Bachelor's Degree Required Experience: Critical Care Experience Required Certification/Licensure: Current Licensure in Massachusetts as Registered Nurse

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