Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 152058-1A
Date Posted: Dec 5, 2018
Beverly Hospital is part of 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
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.
The Special Care Nursery (SCN) is a twelve-bed level IIB unit that provides care for high risk newborns who were born prematurely or with medical complications. Patients in the SCN include both infants born at Beverly Hospital and transfers in following treatment at tertiary care facilities. The SCN Registered Nurses and Board Certified Neonatologists provide care for infants 32 weeks gestation or greater who require the following clinical care: frequent observation; cardiorespiratory monitoring; oxygen therapy; intravenous hydration and medications; gavage feedings blood transfusions and/or exchange transfusions. As a Level IIB nursery, the SCN can care for infants who require respiratory support including Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). Special procedures include lumbar puncture, umbilical vessel catheterization, endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, chest tube insertion, and emergency resuscitation. Infants requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation, emergent neonatal surgery, or pediatric subspecialty consultation not available at Beverly Hospital are transferred to a tertiary care center after stabilization.
Common Neonatal Diagnoses - Hypoglycemia - Hyperbilirubinemia - Sepsis - Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome - Prematurity - Respiratory distress - TTN
Based on their training and demonstrated competencies, nurses are assigned to Labor and Delivery, Postpartum/Nursery or Special Care Nursery. Staffing is based on volume, acuity and specific patient care needs following the registered nurse to patient ratio recommendations published by the Association for Women’s Health and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) and in The Guidelines for Perinatal Care by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
24 hours per week, night shift. Every other weekend & holiday required.
The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.
Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Current Special Care Nursery Experience, MA RN, NRP, BLS required. BSN preferred.