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Jordan Hospital RN-Team Leader, Endoscopy in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assess physical, mental, and psychological status of patient using age-appropriate knowledge within surgical specialty and patients served.

  • Plans, evaluates and supervises care of all patients assigned and within specialty assigned.

  • Works collaboratively with other disciplines in care of patients to provide excellent service to patients served.

  • Coordinates and participates in formal and informal educational programs, in-services and performance improvement activities to improve technical skills within and outside of specialty assigned.

  • Responsible for continued learning and application to practice within and outside of specialty area assigned .

  • Synthesizes patient care information to formulate appropriate nursing diagnosis.

  • Responsible to provide patient and family education to population served.

  • Work practice reflects philosophy purpose and policies of the hospital and department based upon evidence based best practices and SGNA standards.

  • Assumes call coverage within 60 minutes travel time from hospital.

  • Operates and plans Perioperative patient care, equipment instrumentation, information systems, etc. within the assigned specialty.

  • Collaborates with physicians, staff, anesthesia and outside vendors to ensure a safe intervention after intervention/cost effective value analysis process utilized.

  • Coordinates care in conjunction with Surgery and PACU to ensure safe and proactive patient planning by addressing needs.

  • Maintains listings of materials, equipment and updates staff on any repair, follow-ups; checks supply inventory for expiration dates at least twice per year.

  • Reviews procedures booked in advance and follows up with GI Office, physicians and management, as needed to discuss equipment, instrumentation, and/or implants needed for new/routine procedures.

  • Coordinates with Staff Ed to mentor new RNs and Techs within specialty.

    It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required .

    Education/Experience Required:

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.

  • Recent charge nurse experience in the 3 months.

  • Evidence of continuing education.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in basic nursing process.

  • Three years experience with proficiency in all Endoscopy procedures including advanced procedures such as ERCPs.

  • SGNA Certification within 1 year of appointment.

  • Proactive, interpersonal written and verbal communication skills-evidenced based and best practice.

  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities in order to remove barriers, solve problems and plan service delivery.

    Registration/Certification:

  • Current RN Massachusetts License

  • BLS Certification maintained

  • ACLS Certification maintained

  • SGNA Specialty Certification

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