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Steward Health Care System Registered Nurse-Med/Surg FT 36 hours 7p - 730a in Methuen, Massachusetts

Registered nurse needed in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating of patient care.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides patient care based on standards of care, standards of practice, protocols and established policies and procedures.

  • Collaboratively plans and prepares patient/family for discharge incorporating support systems/resources as necessary.

  • Appropriately prioritizes patient care, (e.g. seeks assistance as needed from appropriate resources, reassigns personnel as necessary, recognizes need for emergency intervention, etc.)

  • Provides thorough, timely and accurate documentation of all pertinent data, therapeutic interventions and patient responses including assessment, care plan, patient goals and interventions according to established standards.

  • Proactively identifies risk to patient safety and identifies opportunities to reduce medical/health care errors (i.e., appropriate reporting of errors/incidents).

  • Safely administers medications and intravenous therapy in accordance with physician's orders, protocols, policies and procedures.

  • Assess patient pain level upon admission and as necessary, utilizing the pain scale, (e.g. numerical, FACES, and functional goals.)

  • Reassesses effectiveness of pain control and notifies physicians as needed, as well as, documents assessment and patients' response to medication.

  • Readily accepts accountability for designated patient and effectively hands off patient as required.

  • Appropriately delegates and supervises nursing interventions performed by others.

Qualifications:

MA RN License, BLS, ACLS,

Minimum of 2 years of experience in an acute care setting preferred.

BSN preferred.

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