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Registered Nurse - Med/SurgJob ID 148229 Date posted 05/16/2018
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.
Description Johnson 6 is a 37 bed medical unit. The unit has multiple private rooms to accommodate the needs of the variety of patient populations that are served there. Johnson 6 also has three four bed rooms which overflow beds are available in case of elevated census. There is one negative pressure room to accommodate needs of patients requiring this level of need.
The entire unit has had an assessment to accommodate the behavioral health patients we care for that may happen to be on suicide precautions. These patients tent to be placed in the private rooms at the Nurses Station for the highest levels of monitoring.
Patient Population Johnson 6 accepts patients of 16 years of age or older with chronic medical conditions. Patients cared for on this unit generally range in age 20 to 90 years of age, there is such a range of ages on Johnson 6 due to the variety of medical conditions that are treated can impact any age group. Patients are admitted from a number of services including internal medicine, medical oncology, hospice, infectious disease, behavioral health, thoracic surgery and renal. Common Medical Diagnoses ? Pancreatitis ? Cerebral vascular accident ? Dementia ? Delirium ? Failure to thrive ? Cancer ? Substance abuse issues Common Nursing Diagnoses ? Nutritional deficit ? Safety (Fall risk) ? Alteration in skin integrity ? Alteration in body image ? Cellulitis ? Pain management ? Powerlessness
Nurse Staffing A modified primary care nursing model is utilized on Johnson 6. Each patient is assigned a registered nurse (RN) by the dedicated Team Leader on each shift or a temporary charge nurse that has been cross-trained to cover this internal leadership role. Registered nurses are co-assigned with Clinical Associates. The nurse patient ratio ranges from 1:5 to 1:7 depending upon shift and patient acuity.
On Johnson 6, one of the key roles in successful patient care is that of the unit based Pharmacist on the day shift M-F. The patients on Johnson 6 require complex pharmaceutical interventions, and having this expertise available on the unit to support the patient care needs as well as a resource of Provider order management has allowed the RN staff to collaborate for highest quality outcomes.
Qualified candidates will be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and a current Massachusetts Registered Nurse licenser. BSN preferred, BCLS required.
32 hours per week, 8 hour night shifts. Every other weekend & holiday required. This position is on Johnson 6.