Job Description

Must be available to work 4 weekend shifts per quarter

Must be available to work 2 Holiday shifts per year, which 1 must be a major holiday

Must pick up 8 additional shifts per quarter

This position is covered by the MNA Collective Bargaining Agreement

Responsibilities:

  • Follows appropriate lines of communication to effectively resolve difficult patient/family/physician/staff situations.
  • Responds promptly and courteously to customer (Internal & external)/patient requests.
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages.
  • Respects patient/customer privacy and confidentiality.
  • Completed all Hospital and Department Specific Mandatory requirements in the prior calendar year.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and follows JCAHO Patient Safety Goals.
  • Safely administers medications in accordance with physician's orders, protocols, policies and procedures.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • BSN required
  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
  • Current nursing registration in Massachusetts required.
  • Demonstrated clinical competence in the specialty area of nursing practice preferred.
  • BCLS required.
  • At least 1 year experience in psychiatric nursing preferred.

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