Registered Nurse (RN) - Wound Care Center

Location: Medford, MA
Job ID: 150416-1A
Date Posted: Mar 1, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Winchester Hospital 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 environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, provides direct patient care in accordance with Winchester Hospital's policies and procedures and the scope of practice for Registered Nurses in Massachusetts.  Completes assessments, performs treatments, administers appropriate drug therapies, observes patient’s progress, records responses/reactions to interventions, and evaluates therapies for clinical outcomes and effectiveness.  Works collaboratively with the patient, the patient’s family/significant others, and all members of the health care team to achieve the expected outcomes.

  1. Assesses the patient using methods such as observation, interview, and review of clinical data.
  2. Develops individualized plan of care including discharge plan based on assessment and in conjunction with physician orders to achieve desired outcomes.  Evaluates and changes care plan as appropriate.
  3. Implements plan of care.
  4. Directs licensed and unlicensed personnel to implement plan of care.
  5. Utilizes the results of evidence-based research to improve clinical outcomes.
  6. Administers medications and performs treatments as ordered.
  7. Provides patient/family education to affect desired clinical outcomes.
  8. Observes and/or makes periodic rounds on assigned patients independently, with physicians, and other members of the health care team.
  9. Reports pertinent patient assessment data, plan of care and response to all appropriate members of the health care team.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Graduate of a state approved and/or accredited RN program required
  • BSN or obtain BSN within 5 years of hire required

Note: RNs that were hired prior to 10/1/13 that do not have a BSN are grandfathered.

  • BSN upon hire preferred
  • Work experience in unit specific specialty preferred.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills required.

Scheduled Hours

Per diem as needed by department, various days between hours of 7:30 am - 5:00 pm.

About Us

Winchester Hospital serves the health care needs of many communities in northwest suburban Boston for acute-care inpatient services plus an extensive range of outpatient services and integrated home care. Since 1912, it has been a trusted pillar of the community, amassing an enviable list of professional awards and honors, including: an “A” safety rating from The Leapfrog Group, a ninth-in-the-state ranking on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list and repeated accolades as a top area employer. Winchester Hospital was also the first community hospital in the state to achieve Magnet® recognition, the industry’s gold standard for nursing excellence.

Winchester Hospital colleagues rally around our mission: To Care. To Heal. To Excel. In Service to Our Community. Our affiliation with Lahey Health furthers our mission by allowing us to offer patients streamlined, coordinated and comprehensive care, close to home.

Join our team and embrace our mission by applying today!

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.