Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 158329-1A
Date Posted: Jan 10, 2020
Welcome to Beverly Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Beverly Hospital is a full service, community hospital providing leading-edge, patient-centered care to North Shore and Cape Ann residents. The hospital provides a full-range of state-of-the-art care and services including primary care, cardiovascular care, surgery, orthopedics, emergency care, maternity, pediatrics, as well as many other specialties. Beverly Hospital is nationally recognized for patient safety as it is one of only 42 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group – the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety.
Beverly Hospital 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 Community, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Empathy.
About the Job
Scope of Services Department
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.
24 hours per week, variable, night shift. Every other weekend & holiday required.
Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Mass RN License required