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Wellforce Registered Nurse, RN, Rapid Response Nurse in Lowell, Massachusetts

Are you an experienced critical care RN looking to work closer to home with a Magnet recognized, community hospital?

We have a great opportunity in a newly created role as a Rapid Response Nurse, who will be responsible for caring for acute care patients at the Saints Campus of Circle Health / Lowell General Hospital, and will coordinate transfer to a higher level of care, as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the AC for daily assignments and critical care needs.

  • Carry ascom phone to facilitate communication.

  • Round on units and assist as a resource for staff for medication administration, documentation, IV insertions and patient care.

  • Respond to rapid responses, code blues, stemi activations, stroke activations, and code greens.

  • Assists in maintaining rapid and code data collection.

  • May be called upon to accompany/transport a monitored patient to testing or designated area.

  • May be assigned to facilitate admissions, discharges or transport to assigned units.

  • Assist in emergent procedure as skills allow on assigned units

  • Work with staff to ensure and exceptional patient experience and effectively collaborate with physician colleagues and other clinicians to facilitate patient care

  • Assist staff with procedures, policies, and care of patients on the inpatient floors. Readily adapt to change and welcome new approaches when circumstances demand.

  • May take a temporary patient assignment (ex for imaging and transfers to other units and during rapid responses).

  • Work closely with staff to develop an environment that promotes staff growth, role competency and proficiency in nursing skills/critical thinking.

Hours: 36 hours weekly: 7pm-730am, every third weekend


  • Current ICU, ED or equivalent critical care experience is required (one year minimum)

  • Must have excellent communication skills

  • Valid BLS and ACLS required

  • BSN preferred

Magnet Designation: The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) honored Lowell General Hospital with Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing care in October, 2010 and re-designated in April, 2015. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that are dedicated to nursing excellence, professionalism and patient-focused care. It is the highest level of recognition an organization can receive for providing the very best quality in patient care. Only 6.7% of hospitals hold this prestigious designation and only 4% of hospitals receive Magnet Re-designation.

About Lowell General Hospital: Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, we are the second largest community hospital in Massachusetts. We have the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors.

We are also a proud member of Circle Health and in collaboration with the medical community it is our promise to provide our patients with Complete connected care SM

Circle Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.