Lahey Health RN Med Surg 6E 36hrs Nights in Burlington, Massachusetts
Lahey Health is a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environmentfor all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.
About the Job
As we continue to grow, we are seeking experienced and qualified nurses for our Medical/Surgical Units.
Our Med/Surg nurses enjoy caring for a diverse patient population from the areas of general surgery, transplant, orthopedic, neurology, cardiac, oncology and urology. The nursing staff enjoys active collaboration with a variety of multidisciplinary services, and thrive in an atmosphere of rapid patient turnover to provide a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. A close collaboration with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Case Managers is evidenced through daily patient rounds.
At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center we utilize complete computerized charting (EPIC) for patient assessment and care documentation, and to electronically record medication administration for the delivery of all medications provided to their patients. Computerized self-scheduling is available.
Along with excellent critical thinking skills, a desire to exceed patient expectations and good interpersonal skills, we require:
State of Massachusetts RN licensure (or eligibility)
At least one year of nursing experience in an acute or sub-acute care setting
Critical Care and/or Telemetry experience preferred
BSN, ACLS and EHR experience is preferred
36hours ; nights
Position Summary: under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager/Assistant Nurse Manager/Tertiary Team Leader, the Staff Registered Nurse: Tertiary Care practices within the Lahey Clinic Professional Practice Model, MA Nurse Practice Act, ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and demonstrates Lahey Clinic’s core values that reflect its Mission. The nurse-patient/family relationship, continuity of care and accountability are central to the delivery of individualized high quality patient care.
A Staff Registered Nurse: Tertiary Care demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide expected standards of care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, spiritual, safety and age-appropriate considerations of patients.
The Staff Registered Nurse: Tertiary Care, in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of Massachusetts Rules & Regulations- 244 CMR 3.0, shall bear full and ultimate responsibility for the quality of nursing care he/she provides to individuals and groups. Included in such responsibility are health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and restoration of optimal functioning and comfort or for the dignified death of those they serve.
The Staff Registered Nurse: Tertiary Care assumes the responsibility for the plan of care and has the authority to make decisions and is held accountable for decisions specific to assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the plan. The registered nurse facilitates the coordination of care across the continuum and demonstrates safe practice within the domains of:
Clinical judgment and decision making
A responsibility and function of the Staff Registered Nurse: Tertiary Care includes Delegation & Supervision in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of Massachusetts Rules & Regulations- 244 CMR 3.0 Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse: Board of Registration in Nursing and the ANA Principles of Delegation. The delegating registered nurse at Lahey Clinic bears the full and ultimate responsibility that includes but is not limited to:
Making an appropriate assignment
Properly and adequately teaching, directing and supervising the delegate
The outcome of the delegation
The Staff Registered Nurse: Tertiary Care provides care directly to patients and in collaboration with other health care team members. The Staff Registered Nurse: Tertiary Care maintains a current level of knowledge and skill with technical procedures as defined by nursing specialty organization, complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies, and is currently licensed in the state of Massachusetts as a registered nurse.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: including but not limited to:
I. Clinical Judgment and Decision Making: Ways in which nurses come to understand the problems, issues or concerns of patients/families, to attend to relevant/critical information, and to respond in concerned and involved ways.
The Staff Registered Nurse: Tertiary Care is expected to and is accountable for providing safe patient care by demonstrating organizational skills that maintain and coordinate safe delivery of quality care for assigned patients/families.
Develops a culturally competent plan of care that identifies patient problems, expected outcomes, and addresses preventative measures.
Performs systematic patient and family assessment relevant to practice settings.
Delivers care that is specific to the age of the patient.
Evaluates effectiveness of care and adapts plan based on patient/family response.
II. Professional Relationship: The professional relationship is based upon Lahey Clinic’s guiding principles and positive effective communication. This relationship extends beyond formal assessment to integrate the particular patient’s response and his/her religious/spiritual, ethnic and cultural beliefs into the plan of care.
Establishes professional relationship with nurses, physicians and other colleagues and patients and families.
The relationship includes the patient and family as a partner in care and is based upon Swanson’s Theory of Caring.
Educates the patient and family about the patient’s illness and treatment including preventative measures appropriate to the patient.
Supports Lahey Clinics commitment to community based activities both within the Lahey community and beyond.
III. Clinical Leadership: The Staff Registered Nurse: Tertiary Care supports the development of others and creates a practice climate of responsiveness and learning based on Benner’s Novice to Expert skills acquisition model. This supports the retention and recruitment of clinically competent nurses. The ability to lead and influence the reasoning of colleagues in the patient’s best interest depends on skillful comportment, authoritative clinical knowledge and wisdom, the conviction to act as an ethical agent despite adverse consequences, and the ability to listen and enhance others’ strengths.
Demonstrates professional behavior by adhering to unit policies and procedures, practice guidelines specific to the setting and the ANA Code of Ethics.
Demonstrates skills as a responsive team member.
Demonstrates role of nurse as teacher.
Demonstrate ability to fulfill role in Regulatory compliance and readiness.
IV. Clinical Scholarship: The Staff Registered Nurse: Tertiary Care achieves clinical scholarship through experiences with patients, through collaboration with colleagues and leadership and through formal education. Learning is transformed into knowledge through self-reflection and analysis.
Upholds standards of quality nursing care.
Demonstrates a commitment to life long learning.
Demonstrates evidenced based practice (EBP) in nursing.
Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles, Mission Statement, and Goals into daily activities.
Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.
Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.
Education: Graduate of a state approved and/or accredited School of Nursing
Licensure, Certification, Registration:
Current license to practice professional nursing from the Massachusetts Board of Registration
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Clinical Skills/Technical Knowledge
Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and technical knowledge to provide care for patients according to Nursing Policy and Procedures. See Skill Record.
Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and knowledge to provide care for patients according to the unit-specific competencies. See Skill Record.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.