POSITION SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse, as a professional practitioner of nursing, implements the Nursing Process, demonstrates advanced skills and techniques, demonstrates leadership skills in unit management, and assumes responsibility and accountability for professional behavior and practice.# Collaborates with other health care members in providing care. QUALIFICATIONS: # Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. # Current RN licensure in Massachusetts. # Documentation of ongoing continuing education and presence at mandatory programs. # BLS Certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) Required # ACLS Certification Preferred # Experience Preferred
Nursing Director/Nurse Manager PERFORMANCE CRITERIA: TEAM WORK # Involves other departments in project planning and implementation. # Is supportive of others and provides help and assistance when possible. # Regularly attends and participates in team and/or department meetings and work activities. # Keeps others informed. # Regularly offers and requests constructive feedback and coaching. # Establishes and maintains effective working relations.
SERVICE EXCELLENCE (both internal and external) # Welcomes patients and customers in a warm, friendly manner. # Actively listens and constructively responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner. # Ensures the dignity of patient/customer is maintained at all times. # Abides by and upholds the Hospital Service Excellence Standards. # Respects the diversity of the patient/customer population (i.e. ages and culture). RESPONSIBILITIES: USE OF NURSING PROCESS IN PATIENT CARE Assessment # Interviews and identifies obvious and potential patient problems.# Formulates nursing diagnoses and verifies Advanced Directive. # Initiates and completes age appropriate systems review and initial assessment within 24 hours, as appropriate to area. # Initiates, as appropriate, additional specific assessment forms, e.g. skin integrity form, patient at risk for falls. # Initiates and documents, at time of admission, proposed discharge needs. # Identifies goals and expected outcomes in patient care collaborating with patient and/or patient representative. # Maintains continual reassessment and documents in nursing progress notes, utilizing the nursing process. Planning # Initiates a nursing plan of care within 24 hours, as appropriate to area, based on assessment data and guidelines of practice. # Collaborates with the patient, family, and other health care professionals in developing plan of care and identifying mutually accepted goals. # Revises nursing diagnoses and goals of nursing care to meet the changes in the patient#s status and perception of outcome goals. # Initiates a multidisciplinary approach to discharge planning. # Designs a teaching plan with specific components that fulfill the teaching/learning needs of the patient/family representative. # Assists other health professionals in planning care.
Implementation # Assumes accountability for providing safe care to patients and demonstrates efficiency in prioritizing patient care within established policies and guidelines of nursing practice. # Prepares patients physically and psychologically for treatments, surgical procedures, and diagnostic studies. # Demonstrates safe and effective use of equipment. # Participates and assists other in the planning, implementation and coordination of health teaching and counseling of the patient, family, or patient representative. # Coordinates and assists others in initiating appropriate referrals for discharge and follow-up care and documents this in the record. # Utilizes appropriate measures to prevent transmission of infectious disease. Washes hands appropriately, uses barrier protection as warranted, utilizes sterile technique and isolation protocols/universal precautions. # Ensures safe care through positive patient identification prior to all procedures (e.g. blood transfusion). # Demonstrates knowledge of restraint protocol and safe management of the patient in restraints (protective, mechanical, and chemical). # Demonstrates knowledge, skill and adherence to policies for the following nursing interventions:
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