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Registered Nurse - Med/Surg

Job ID 148017 Date posted 05/19/2018

Position Summary:

In this role, you will assume responsibility to lead our team in providing quality patient care. You will assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care from admission to discharge and you will be responsible to direct, assign and supervise ancillary staff team members in providing the appropriate level of care in the most efficient manner. You will also act as a role model to staff members.

Job Description

Johnson 3 is a 30?bed medical, respiratory, geriatric and medical telemetry unit. Johnson 3 has the capacity for eight telemetry patients. The average patient days is 814 with a monthly average admission rate of 191 patients. There are eighteen private rooms and 6 two-bed rooms. There is one negative pressure isolation room.
Additionally, the windows and are secured for patients on suicide precautions. All rooms have sufficient oxygen and suction outlets. There is also a call light and intercom system to provide for communication of patient needs.
Services provided by the staff of Johnson 3 include, patient education (including, diabetic teaching, respiratory care, discharge planning instructions), care of the patient with self limiting and chronic conditions. Patient Population Johnson 3 generally accepts patients 18 years of age or older with stable cardiac and medical conditions. Patients are admitted from a number of services including cardiology, internal medicine, family practice, pulmonary medicine, infectious disease and general surgery. Common Medical Diagnoses . Pneumonia .COPD . Known stable cardiac arrhythmia . Cerebral vascular accident/ r/o TIA . Heart failure . Renal failure . Self care deficit
Each patient has a Registered Nurse (RN) who is assisted by a Clinical Assistant. The nurse?to?patient ratio ranges from 1:5 to 1:6 depending upon shift and patient acuity. There is an identified Charge Nurse for each shift. The Charge Nurse determines the amount of staff required on a given shift based on patient needs.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and a current Massachusetts Registered Nurse license.
BSN preferred
BCLS required.
Medical Telemetry experience required.

Scheduled Hours

Per diem, hours assigned as needed. Minimum of 4 shifts per schedule block.