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Harvard University Registered Nurse in Cambridge, Massachusetts

55033BRAuto req ID:55033BRJob Code:W0657P HLT Registered Staff Nurse III Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Registered NurseSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :057Time Status:Part-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills

  • Knowledge of and previous experience working with an electronic medical record

  • Ability to organize tasks, problem solve, and respond in times of multiple demands and urgent situations

Additional Information:Under the supervision of the Nurse Leader, the Registered Nurse at HUHS works collaboratively with the members of the health care team to support the delivery of care including health maintenance, episodic, acute and chronic care to the adolescent, adult, and older adult population of the University Community. The Registered Nurse utilizes evidence to drive clinical decisions and practice related to individual and population health according to department guidelines, policies and procedures. The Registered Nurse also assists and provides coverage and support to other clinical areas at HUHS as needed. Department:After Hours Urgent Care CenterPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:This position is 20 hours

with a weekly schedule of - Sunday; Tuesday; Wednesday and SaturdayJob Function:Health Care School/Unit:University Health Services EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Typical Core Duties:

  • Responsible for the nursing plan of care of assigned panel of patients in collaboration with other team members assigned to the same panel of patients

  • Responsible for telephone triage and patient education

  • Review medical record for pertinent previous and current medical information

  • Interview patients for assessment of current problems, medications and allergies

  • Administer medications according to policy and procedure

  • Perform nursing procedures in accordance with the clinician’s orders

  • Identify acute versus emergency situations and responds to emergencies according to policy

  • Document all care provided in a concise and complete manner

  • Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Graduate of accredited nursing program

  • Minimum of 1 years relevant work experience

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Registered Nurse license in Massachusetts

Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting (approximately 20 to 30 pounds), bending, and other physical exertion

  • Ability to stand for extended periods

Working Conditions:D ay/Evening rotation.

Schedule per week:

Week one: Sunday day, Tuesday evening and Wednesday evening.

Week two: Saturday day, Tuesday evening and Wednesday evening. Job-Specific Responsibilities:

Clinical Practice and Quality of Care

• Assesses and systemically collects any data related to patient health status and works in collaboration with the care team to develop the plan of care

• Collaborates with the healthcare team incorporating appropriate standards of care for practice and patient outcomes

• Assumes responsibility and accountability for effectively managing nursing care of individual patients

• Documents nursing assessment, interventions and evaluations to reflect comprehensive and integrated approach to patient care

• Provides care that is safe, ethical, patient- and family-centered, culturally competent and evidence-based

There are skills and responsibilities that are common across the ambulatory setting (primary or specialty care). The RN at HUHS may perform any or all of these skills and responsibilities. These may include but are not limited to:

• Telephone, Secure message and in-person triage

• Reviews and acts on test results (lab, x-ray)

• Reviews and manages communications from internal and external “customers”

• Initiates and monitors intravenous (IV) infusions

• Assists or performs procedures (e.g., ECGs, dressing changes, subcutaneous or intra-muscular injections, etc.)

• Provides patient education

• Assists with medication management

• Completes accurate and timely documentation in the electronic medical record

• Assists with management of urgent and emergent patient care situations

• Serves as a mentor and resource to others

• Assists with the coordination of care across the continuum of care

• Assists with the management of patients with multiple chronic health conditions, acute episodes of care, behavioral health challenges while promoting and supporting prevention and wellness

• May float to other clinics on as needed

• Other duties as assigned


• Works independently within their scope of practice to achieve clinical outcomes

• Maintains a level of professional development through continuing education, quality improvement initiatives and sharing of knowledge

• Leadership through collaborative partnerships.

• Reflects understanding and strive to meet the Mission and Vision of Harvard University Health services

• Utilizes evidence and science to guide practice

• Completes and complies with HUHS training requirements including HIPAA, privacy and security

• Reports non-compliance incidents to manager and/ or Compliance Officer

Age Specific Competencies

Identifies age specific competencies for direct and indirect patient care

• Adolescent (13 – 19 years)

• Young Adult (20 – 40 years)

• Middle Adult (41 – 65 years)

• Older Adult (Over 65 years)