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Nurse, RN

Description

Brigham and Women's Harbor Medical Associates is part of the Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization and is a multispecialty, primary care practice with more than 65 physicians in our several offices on the South Shore.

You will find our practice culture stimulating and rewarding. We value all our employees and offer comprehensive benefits. We are affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center and South Shore Hospital.

The Registered Nurse reporting to the Practice Manager is a professional nurse who is responsible and accountable for planning and providing patient care for assigned patients. The registered nurse demonstrates initiative, knowledge and clinical skills in caring for the patient. The Registered Nurse demonstrates the ability to effectively manage patients by assuming full responsibility for the assessment, plan, implementation and evaluation of patient care.

Organization of Patient Care

Accountable for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating a plan of care for patient assignment

Sets priorities when organizing care for patients with varying acuity

Maintain continuity through clear and concise (verbal and written) communication

Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of growth and development of the adult and geriatric patient

Quality of Care

Document patient care in a clear, complete, concise manner and in compliance with nursing documentation standards

Develop a comprehensive plan of care based on data from an initial assessment of patient and family, information from other members of the health care team, intra-agency referral and previous medical records

Develop comprehensive educational plan for the patient and family, utilizing appropriate resources and documents per the department s documentation standards

Develop comprehensive care plan utilizing appropriate resources and referrals including community resources when needed

Evaluate the effectiveness of the plan of care and documents progress in meeting stated goals and revise plan of care as needed to achieve desired outcomes

Participate actively in quality management and/or quality improvement programs

Provide a safe environment for patients, staff, family and visitors

Administer medication safely per established policies and procedures

Perform nursing procedures safely and efficiently

Use procedural equipment safely and efficiently

Demonstrate awareness of potential/actual risks of infection and modes of transmission and take universal precautions in nursing practice

Coordination/Collaboration

Interact with patients, families, and colleagues in a professional manner

Collaborate with other discipline(s)

Develop, utilize and evaluate unit-specific standards of care

Participate in determining and implementing goals and objectives for the unit

Participate in determining goals and objectives in the periodic review and evaluation

May serve on unit-based and organizational committees, and disseminates information to peers

Education

Assume responsibility for personal and professional growth through identification of own learning needs

Share knowledge and experience with colleagues

Participate in unit-based and organizational educational programs

Seek and accept guidance for additional learning needs

Teamwork

Participate in the orientation of new staff members, students and others as appropriate

Provide input into the clinical evaluation of staff, as appropriate

Adhere to departmental and nursing policies and aids in their interpretation to others

Participate in the cooperative effort and peer support required for the smooth running of the department, e. g., flexibility in relation to patient assignments, shift assignment, or work schedule

Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications

Must be a licensed RN in Massachusetts

For newly licensed nurses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is required

At least 2 years of experience as a RN required

ACLS certification required

Electronic Medical Record experience strongly preferred

Membership in professional organizations is recommended and certification in a specialty area is encouraged

Must show evidence of the basic analytic thinking necessary to care for a group of patients

Must demonstrate observational skills and the ability to set priorities

Must be able to function under stress with good interpersonal and communication skills

Must demonstrate effective skills in applying departmental standards in area of service, team work, communication, respect for others, and time/priority management

EEO StatementBrigham and Women s Physicians Organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

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