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Registered Nurse - Post Operative Unit

Job ID 149165 Date posted 07/25/2018

Beverly Hospital, A member of Lahey Health, promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care. You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork, and Empathy.

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.

Responsibilities

Johnson 2 is a 30 bed surgical adult unit. The average length of stay on J2 is 3.4 days with an average daily census of 22 patients. The majority of admissions to J2 are from the postoperative anesthesia care unit (PACU), followed by admissions from the emergency department who have an orthopedic, surgical or gastrointestinal diagnosis. There are 12 private rooms and 9 semi-private rooms that accommodate two patients each.
J2 also has a staff tracking system that is centralized and interfaces with the intercom / call light systems. This allows for two way communication to the staff person needed reducing overhead paging and noise. Patient Population J2 generally accepts patients 18 years of age and older with surgical conditions. Patients cared for on J2 range in age from young adult to geriatric. Patients are generally admitted to the surgical service, or to a hospitalist with the surgeon as consultant. Common Medical/Surgical Diagnoses *Orthopedic Osteoarthritis knee Osteoarthritis . hip Osteoarthritis - shoulder Fractured hip Other fractures *General Surgery Colectomy / Colostomy Appendicitis Mastectomy *Vascular Surgery Ischemia of foot / legs *Gynecological

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and a current Massachusetts Registered Nurse licenser. BSN preferred, BCLS required.

Scheduled Hours

32 hours per week, night shift. Every other weekend & holiday required.