Staff RN, 36 hrs, REQ 26035
Shift Summary: 36 hrs, 7p-7:30am, Every other weekend
Assesses (and reassesses), plans, implements, and evaluates nursing interventions/plans of care/patient goals.
Provides patient care based on standards of care, standards of practice, protocols, and established policies and procedures.
Respects each patient as an individual; provides care that fosters the patient’s sense of dignity and positive self-regard.
Provides patient/family teaching based on identified learning needs, readiness to learn, and barriers to learning.
Collaboratively plans and prepares patient/family for discharge incorporating support systems/resources as necessary.
Appropriately delegates and supervises nursing interventions performed by others.
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.
Provides timely and thorough transfer of nursing care on assigned patients to other health care team members to ensure integration of services and continuity of patient care.
Assumes accountability for remaining current regarding standards of care established by the profession, regulatory and accreditation bodies and hospital policies and procedures.
Promotes learning for colleagues and self (e.g. functions as preceptor, instructor, trainer, attends professional development programs, etc.).Assesses patient pain level upon admission and as necessary, utilizing the pain scale (eg., 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.
Proactively identifies risk to patient safety and identifies opportunities to reduce medical/health care errors (i.e., appropriate reporting of errors/incidents).
Identifies ethical issues in care and implements actions to address.
Safely administers medications and intravenous therapy in accordance with physician’s orders, protocols, policies and procedures.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
Current nursing registration in Massachusetts required.
Demonstrated clinical competence in the specialty area of nursing practice preferred.