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Steward Health Care System Registered Nurse in Methuen, Massachusetts

This position is covered by the MNA Collective Bargaining Agreement *Job Summary: * Registered Nurse needed for Psych Unit *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: * - Graduate of accredited school of nursing. - Current nursing registration in Massachusetts required. - At least 1 year experience in psychiatric nursing preferred. - BSN required and a demonstrated clinical competence in the specialty area of nursing practice preferred. - BCLS required.