Steward Health Care System Staff RN, Per Diem in Dorchester, Massachusetts
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized 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:
The Staff Nurse is an individual who holds ultimate responsibility for direct and indirect nursing care through the utilization of the nursing process. The Staff Nurse provides individualized, goal-directed nursing care through use of the nursing process and practices within the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act and the Standards, Policies and Procedures of Carney Hospital. He/she reports to the Clinical Manager or designee.
Union Benefits to help you live well!
Low cost Medical/Prescription Drug Insurance through BCBS
Dental and Vision Insurance
401k via Fidelity for eligible employees with company match
Flexible Spending Accounts
Worldwide Travel Assistance
Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
Auto and Home Insurance
Hospital Indemnity Insurance
Assess and diagnoses patient and family problems in order to provide quality care to assigned patients.
· Completes patient assessment data within 8 hours of admission or in accordance with specific unit standard.
· Identifies and documents nursing diagnosis/problem list on patient plan of care within 8 hours of admission.
· Identifies and documents patient/family/significant other teaching needs upon admission. (including barriers/strategies/outcomes)
· Identifies discharge planning needs of patient/family/significant other at time of admission.
· Identifies and anticipates needs of patient/family as they move through the hospitalization process.
Develops discusses and communicates a realistic problem list (plan of care) for each patient, in collaboration with each patient/family/significant other in order to address all identified needs/or in accordance with specific unit standards.
· Plan of care includes nursing diagnosis/problem list statement for each identified problem
· Develops patient/family/significant other teaching and discharge plans that are driven by the needs of patient/family.
Demonstrates the skills and judgement necessary to implement medical plan of care, nursing interventions
and procedures as necessary for the care of the patient.
· Demonstrates knowledge of Carney Hospital policies and procedures/protocols for administering, transcribing and recording medications.
· Demonstrate knowledge of commonly used meds: action, dose and side effects
· Observes 5 R’s for administering meds:
· Demonstrated proper procedures in all methods of medication administration
· Monitors patients response and intervenes appropriately
· Provides effective pain management to include:
accurate assessment using 0-10 pain scale
documentation of location, character and duration
timely appropriate interventions
timely reassessment and intervention
· Administers blood and blood products following Carney Hospital policy and procedures
· Documents narcotics use according to Carney Hospital policy and procedure
· Assess, maintains and documents IV access according to Carney Hospital policy and procedures
· Identifies patients at risk for falls and implements fall prevention program as appropriate
· Delivers culturally competent care being sensitive to issues related to culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class
· Provides emotional support to the patient/family
· Considers patient’s spiritual needs and appropriately consults Spiritual Care Services
· Effectively teaches the patient/family about the disease, disease process, procedures, medications, food drug interactions, activity progression and when to call M.D.
Re-evaluates the identified problems, care provided, and outcomes in order to meet patient and family needs and assure overall quality of care delivered.
Reassessments of plan of care is done every 24 hours and as patient condition warrants/or at each patient visit.
Assesses the patient/significant other’s response to teaching plan in order to evaluate the effectiveness of plan.
Based on reassessment, plan of care remains the same or is modified to meet the patient/significant other’s identified needs.
Contributes knowledge and information and is open to the knowledge and assessment of others, thus enabling the team to develop an integrated approach to patient care.
Maintains up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to ensure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team.
Each identified problem is addressed using flow sheet or progress note every 24 hours
Patient teaching record is completed to include barriers, teaching method and learning outcome
Flow sheets and I&O sheets are accurate and signed with name and title each shift
Medication administration record reflects full signature and title of nurse administering med, time given, reason for omission, and site for injection (if applicable)
Discharge plan accurately reflects patient and/or family’s ability to manage care after discharge
Referrals are made based on identified needs
Interagency communication referral forms (Pg. 2) are complete and accurate.
Demonstrates ability to use critical thinking skills in all aspects of practice.
· Collates and integrates multiple sources of data
· Recognizes the limits of clinical judgment and seeks interdisciplinary collaboration and consultation
· Maintains a global grasp of situations, and utilizes nursing skills acquired through a process of integrating formal and experiential knowledge
· Functions appropriately during medical emergencies.
Maintains current knowledge/certification/licensure.
Practice within legal boundaries of nurse practice act and according to Carney Hospital policies and procedures
Attends continuing education programs in order to maintain licensure
Attends Carney Hospital sponsored skills programs as required by department.
Functions as a role model for current and new staff.
Facilitates problem resolution among peers as observed by Clinical Manager and peers
Demonstrates a constructive approach towards the organization during all interactions with staff and nurse manager
Role models the core values
Seeks opportunities to act as preceptor/teacher/mentor.
Performs competently in fulfilling job responsibilities as required by the Division.
Maintains all unit based competencies
Demonstrates knowledge of procedures/theories of PCA and epidural pain management modalities
Demonstrates knowledge of procedures/theories of capillary blood glucose testing
Demonstrates knowledge of Carney Hospital restraint policy
Demonstrates ability to use computer system.
Directs other licensed and non-licensed personnel in the provision of care to patients as assigned.
· Demonstrates willingness to assume charge nurse role as required
· Delegates responsibility based on patient care needs, skills and competence of the caregiver.
Assumes all other duties and responsibilities as necessary.
· Identifies and/or assumes activities relative to the developmental needs of the unit and the nursing department
· Demonstrates dependability/flexibility in meeting scheduling needs of the unit and Hospital
Maintains professional composure and confidence during stressful situations
Maintains open communication using appropriate chain of command regarding issues
· Seeks opportunities to participate in decision making regarding standards, policies, practice and/or education
· Demonstrates knowledge and principles of Performance Improvement works as a team member to achieve Performance Improvement
· Participates in a minimum of 50% of staff meetings.
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).
Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education and Requirements:
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
Demonstrated proficiency in acute care nursing, knowledge and skills
Current registration in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Current BLS certification issued through either the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross
Per Diem Commitment Required-
All Per Diem staff must be available to work the equivalent of:
Twelve (12) weekend shifts per year, which may be in the form of on-call upon the needs of the department, and;
Two (2) holiday shifts per year, one summer (Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Labor Day), and one winter (Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New year’s), and;
Two (2) shifts per month