Registered Nurse (RN) - Telemetry - Per Diem

Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 156504-1A
Date Posted: Aug 29, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Winchester Hospital is a leading community hospital north of Boston. The hospital offers a full range of medical services including maternity care and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.  Since 1912, Winchester Hospital has been a trusted pillar of the community and is recognized for outstanding quality and high satisfaction scores. In 2003, we became the first community hospital in Massachusetts to achieve Magnet status -  the industry’s gold standard for nursing excellence.  We were re-accredited for the 4th time in 2018. Our mission To Care. To Heal. To Excel. In Service to Our Community is achieved through streamlined, coordinated and comprehensive high-quality, compassionate care close to home.

 

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.

 

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS:   

  1. Exemplifies Winchester Hospital’s values and PROMISE behaviors.  Commits to making every encounter with our patients, patients’ family, co-workers, physicians and other customers the best that it can be.
  2. Complies with all Winchester Hospital policies and the Code of Business Conduct.  As required, maintains current license, life support certification, and tuberculosis testing.  Takes responsibility for own safety as well as the safety of patients, patients’ family, co-workers, physicians and other customers.
  3. Utilizes the nursing process to provide patient care. 
  • Assesses the patient using methods such as observation, interview, and review of clinical data.
  • 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.
  • Implements plan of care.
  • Directs licensed and unlicensed personnel to implement plan of care.
  • Utilizes the results of evidence-based research to improve clinical outcomes.
  1. Administers medications and performs treatments as ordered.
  2. Provides patient/family education to affect desired clinical outcomes.
  3. Observes and/or makes periodic rounds on assigned patients independently, with physicians, and other members of the health care team.
  4. Reports pertinent patient assessment data, plan of care and response to all appropriate members of the health care team.
  5. Documents nursing process and other pertinent patient/family information completely and accurately.
  6. Participates in interdisciplinary patient care conferences.  Communicates with other health care team members to resolve operational problems, patient satisfaction and clinical initiatives.
  7. Completes competency for preceptor and/or charge nurse role at the direction/discretion of the nurse manager.
  8. Completes competencies for unit specific responsibilities.
  9. Takes on-call as needed.
  10. Participates in the following:
  • Mandatory training requirements as per unit/hospital policies
  • Continuing education/inservices to enhance knowledge
  • Staff meetings
  • Performance improvement initiatives
  • Orientation of new staff, students and/or volunteers
  • Participation in community activities is encouraged.      

 

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.

 

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  Massachusetts Registered Nurse License.

Shift

Per diem, as needed by department

About Us

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.