Next Step Health Care Nurse RN/LPN in Newton, Massachusetts

Chetwynde Healthcare is looking for part time RN's for

3-11 & 11-7 shifts

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Nursing supervisor, Unit manager, DNS or ADNS the nurse delivers efficient and effective nursing care while achieving positive clinical outcomes and patient family satisfaction. He/she operates within the scope of practice defines by the state nurse practice act and delegates aspects of patient care to C.N.A.?s consistent with their scope of practice. The nurse manages patient care by performing nursing assessments and collaborating with the nursing team and other disciplines, patients and families to develop effective plans of care.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Assessment:

  • Collects, validates, synthesizes and records objective and subjective data

  • Prioritizes data collection based on patient needs

  • Analyzes all data

  • Identifies actual or potential problems or needs based on data analysis

Care Planning:

  • Establishes realistic and measurable short and long term goals for the identified health problems and needs

  • Develops individualized interventions to achieve goals

  • Determines timelines within the care plan

  • Conducts a systematic and ongoing evaluation of patient outcomes

  • Reviews and revises plan of care as indicated

Implementing Care:

  • Performs nursing functions and provides care within scope of practice

  • Coordinates and delegates care as appropriate

  • Verifies that medical orders are accurately transcribed

  • Administers medications and performs treatments per physician orders

  • Communicates and documents interventions and patient response

Managing Patient Care:

  • Delegates care responsibilities to staff considering

  • Complexity of care

  • Competency of staff

  • Center polices

  • States practice act

  • Supervises staff to ensure that delegated tasks and interventions are implemented appropriately and per policy

  • Evaluates and adjusts the plan of care to achieve patient goals and immunize hospitalizations

  • Actively participates in Utilization Management or interdisciplinary Care Management Meeting to facilitate appropriate discharge planning

  • Communicates team?s recommendations for discharge to the attending physician, patient and family

  • Prepares patient family for discharge including patient and family education

  • Communicates patient information with assigned staff during and between shifts

  • Participates in shift to shift communication between incoming and outgoing nursing staff

  • Performs drug count when beginning and ending shift and whenever necessary

  • Collaborates with physicians in rounds and examination of patients as needed

  • Collaborates and coordinates with other departments to provide timely effective care consistent with individual?s needs, choices and preferences

  • Contributes to an environment that is respectful, team orientated and responsive to the concerns of staff, patients and families

  • Enhances nursing practice by attending all mandated in service programs and outside professional education programs

  • Assists with the orientation of newly hired nursing staff

  • Promotes a culture of safety to ensure a healthy practice and living environment

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive protected health information at all times

  • Stays and works beyond scheduled shift if needed to meet state strafing requirement and or needs of patients

  • Performs other duties as requested.

Preferred language:

Mandarin or Cantonese