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RN Telemetry 6W 24hrs NightsJob ID 143051 Date posted 04/22/2018
Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager/Clinical Nurse Leader/Tertiary Team Leader, the Registered Nurse practices within the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Professional Practice Model, MA Nurse Practice Act, ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and demonstrates Lahey Hospital and Medical Centers 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 Registered Nurse 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 Registered Nurse, 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 Registered Nurse 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
- Professional Relationships
- Clinical leadership
- Clinical scholarship
A responsibility and function of the Registered Nurse 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 Hospital & Medical Center 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 Registered Nurse provides care directly to patients and in collaboration with other health care team members. The Registered Nurse 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.
Minimum of one year of medical surgical telemetry nursing experience, preferred. However, highly motivated candidates with a minimum of one year of rehabilitation nursing or non-telemetry acute care nursing will be considered.
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
- BLS certification from American Heart Association
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Clinical Skills/Technical Knowledge
a. Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and technical knowledge to provide care for patients according to Nursing Policy and Procedures. See Skill Record.
b. Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and knowledge to provide care for patients according to the unit-specific competencies. See Skill Record.
c. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
NGT, 12 hour shifts with every other weekend.
About Lahey Health
Work for a nationally renowned, world-class Boston area health system without fighting traffic and paying for parking!
Lahey believes that the nurse-patient relationship, continuity of care and personal accountability are central to the delivery of individualized high quality patient care.
As Lahey continues to grow, we are seeking experienced and qualified nurses for our Medical Telemetry Unit and Progressive Care Unit. The nine-bed PCU located on 6 West admits patients from services requiring a higher level of patient care than on a medical-surgical unit, but less than in the standard "intensive" care unit. The patient-to-nurse ratio is 3:1. An acute care area, 6 West PCU has monitoring capabilities that include ECG arterial and intracranial pressure monitoring. Nurses enjoy the opportunity to work with a diverse population that includes postoperative patients from all services and medical patients with neurologic disorders.
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