East Boston Neighborhood Health Center RN in East Boston, Massachusetts
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A Registered Nurse holds ultimate responsibility for direct and indirect nursing care, including providing nursing care, health maintenance, teaching, counseling, planning and restoration for optimal functioning and comfort. Skills include demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the department’s immediate needs and long term growth goals, showing initiative, using critical thinking to problem solve independently, exhibiting leadership qualities, and effectively engaging with the clinical team.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Assess a patient through obtaining patient history and performing appropriate tests and observations.
Communicate with the patient’s provider and educate the patient on test results, new care plans and/or other relevant health care information including the use of newly prescribed medications and/or changes in the current medication regime.
Demonstrates sound clinical judgment/decision making when triaging sick patients, both on the phone and in the waiting room.
Safely and effectively administers medications, tests and treatments as ordered.
Teaches patients and families health care regimens. Explains and provides information regarding disease and wellness, tests, results, medications, diet, exercise, and other aspects of the plan of care to patients.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
Completion of Accredited Nursing Program.
Licensure in Massachusetts as an RN.
BCLS certification per department policy.
1 year relevant nursing experience in a community health and/or ambulatory care setting preferred.