Lahey Health Nursing Associate Float Pool Per Diem in Burlington, Massachusetts

Job Description

Under supervision of a Registered Nurse, provides administrative clerical support to inpatient nursing units and performs basic patient care activities in providing for the personal needs, comfort and safety of patients.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

A. Direct Patient Care.

  1. Vital Signs: May take and record the following:
  • vital signs

  • height and weight

  • oxygen saturation

  • Reports all unusual observations or reactions of the patient to the nurse assigned to the patient or charge nurse.

  1. Intake and Output: Collects various specimens for analysis and measures and records intake and output.

  2. Activities of Daily Living: Provides patients with personal care and assist with activities of daily living.

  3. Clinical Procedures: Performs basic clinical procedures independently or under direct supervision of a nurse.

  4. Follows department procedures related to access to non-controlled medications, such as IV solutions and vaccines, when granted access to these medications as part of the job functions.

  5. Nutrition: Provides for patient?s nutritional needs including: assisting the patient with ordering room service, set up of meal tray, and feeds the patient as required.

  6. Safety: Supports a culture of safety and carries out safety interventions for all patients.

  7. Infection Control: Adheres to all applicable infection control policies and procedures.

  8. Sitter: Assist as patient safety attendant after completion of required competency.

  9. Orientation: Assists with orientation of new Nursing Assistant colleagues.

  10. Performs additional unit based activities as assigned.

  11. Assists with orientation of new colleagues.

B. Clerical.

1) Prepares patients charts, ensuring that all necessary forms are available and relevant patient information is ready for use or review daily

2) Assembles charts for admissions, transfers, and discharges.

3) Utilizes appropriate computer systems to process physician orders for relevant patient information

4) Utilizes bedtracking systems to support timely patient flow.

5) Answers telephones, following Lahey Clinic?s established greeting; takes and transmits messages to unit staff.

6) Responds to queries from physicians, nursing staff, and visitors taking care not disclose confidential patient information to unauthorized individuals in accordance with various Lahey policies, outside regulations and laws governing patient confidentiality including but not limited to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

7) Inventories nursing unit?s office supplies? and orders new supplies as needed to maintain standard inventory levels. Stores supplies ensuring that areas are neat and organized.

C. Organizational Requirements:

Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.

Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.

Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.

Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.

Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.


Education: Continuous enrollment in an accredited school of nursing with completion of 1 semester of practicum in an acute care setting. Employment as a nursing associate may continue after completing nursing program until successful completion of NCLEX examination.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: None.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Requires knowledge of medical terminology, basic personal computer skills.

Experience: Completion of one semester of practicum in an acute care, Med/Surg, Pediatric, or Obstetric setting.


VARIABLE/ Per Diem with variable hours and weekend commitment

About Lahey Health

At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, as one of the world's premier health care organizations, we provide superior health care leading to the best possible outcome for every patient. We exceed our patients' high expectations for service each day. We also help advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders

We care for our patients with compassion and openness, unsurpassed expertise, a drive for continuous learning improvement, and with respect, caring, teamwork, excellence and commitment to doing our personal best.

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