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Brockton Hospital Registered Nurse - Emergency in Brockton, Massachusetts

Signature Healthcare is Southeastern Massachusetts’ premier local provider of quality, personalized medical services. We are comprised of the award-winning not-for-profit Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital; Signature Medical Group (SMG), a multi-specialty physician group of more than 150 physicians practicing in 18 ambulatory locations. We believe our distinctive Signature Healthcare team approach is the way healthcare should be: medical professionals across many locations communicating and collaborating, taking advantage of technologies and resources to make a difference in the lives and health of our patients.

Position Summary:

Purpose of Position: The Registered Nurse provides nursing care to assigned patients newborn to geriatric according to the policies and procedures of the Department of Nursing and in compliance with Massachusetts Nurse Practice Act.

Independent Action: Functions independently within established department policies and goals. Refers problems to nurse manager or appropriate supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct and/or assist with the activity of licensed practical nurses and ancillary nursing personnel.

Qualification requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to meet expectations relative to the purpose of the position and perform each primary responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill education, experience and/or ability required to perform this position successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary responsibilities.

Location: 680 Centre Street, Brockton, MA

Department: Nursing

This is a per idem position

Responsibilities:

Nurses may also be held accountable for job-specific/uit-specific competencies if applicable. Details of these competencies will be provided by the Nurse Manager of that unit/dept. and/or Staff Educator.

Nursing Practice:

  • Assessment: collects relevant patient health data (age-specific pertinent to specialty area).

  • Diagnosis: analyzes the assessment data in determining nursing diagnoses.

  • Outcome identification: identifies individualized, expected outcomes for patient.

  • Planning/Implementation: develops and implements Plan of Care that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.

  • Evaluation: evaluates and documents the patient’s progress toward attaining expected outcomes in the patient medical record.

  • Provide nursing care to assigned patients.

  • Administers prescribed medication and intravenous solutions in a safe manner.

  • Reports significant alterations in patient’s condition to physician.

  • Counsels, educate, and includes patients and their families in accordance with the overall plan of care.

  • Assists patient and family in coping with stress accompanying illness; offering solace and support to the dying.

    Professional Performance:

  • Quality of Care: systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.

  • Individual Practice Evaluation: reflects knowledge of current professional practice standards, laws, regulations, and changes in health care delivery, in daily practice.

  • Education: acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in the care of patients.

  • Collegiality: interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and other healthcare providers as colleagues.

  • Ethics: decisions and actions on behalf of patients are determined in an ethical manner.

  • Collaboration: collaborates with the team, consisting of patient, family, and healthcare providers, in providing patient care in a healing, humane, and caring environment.

  • Research: uses clinical inquiry in practice

  • Resource Utilization: considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering patient care.

    Other:

  • Knows and adheres to nursing and hospital policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Performs work responsibilities independently or with a minimum of supervision.

  • Participate in continuing education to maintain current nursing standards for patient care and education, within skill and scope of practice as required by regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Demonstrate respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment. Commit to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external). Communicate effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

  • Utilize LEAN strategies for process improvement methodology and systematic problem solving.

  • Perform other duties as required or assigned. May perform work of a higher level in preparation for increased responsibility. May be assigned additional responsibility in absence of nursing manager

    BASIC KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/APTITUDE/EXPERIENCE:

    Reasoning and Communication skills: Essential functions include activities in which incumbent must convey and receive detailed or important instructions to and from patients, associate, volunteers, visitors, and other professional and non-professional groups including the following capabilities:

  • Understands the customer’s needs and provide correct information and the ability to resolve problems requiring logical thinking and follow through.

  • Functions calmly and logically under tense and difficult situations.

  • Works with frequent interruptions and responds appropriately to unexpected situations.

  • Constructive feedback and initiates appropriate actions to correct situations.

  • Manages difficult patients.

  • Deals with a variety of unique situations where only limited standardization may exist.

  • Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Uses appropriate judgment in communications and actions with patients, physicians, other associates, outside agencies and suppliers.

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills to work in a fast paced environment involving interaction with associates, clients, and patients.

    Education/Experience/Licenses/Technical/Other:

  • Education: Graduate of an approved school of nursing.

  • Experience:

  • Certification/Licensure: Licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered. Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers completion.

  • Software/Hardware: Meditech experience preferred.

  • Other:

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