Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 161843-1A
Date Posted: Jul 2, 2020
Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.
About the Job
JOB SUMMARY: Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by being responsible and accountable for the operational decision making for hospital operations during off-shifts. Develops and promotes collaborative and collegial relationships with physicians and interdepartmental personnel in order to enhance hospital operations and liaisons between management and the off-shift staff. This professional licensed staff position meets the highest level of professionalism consistent with a Magnet hospital.
· Graduate of a state approved and/or accredited RN program.
Note: RNs that were hired prior to 10/1/13 that do not have a BSN are grandfathered.
Required: At least three years of work experience as a nurse.
Preferred: Critical care and/or emergency nursing and/or leadership experience.
· Demonstrated ability to function in Charge and Preceptor role.
· IV insertion experience
· Basic computer skills
Preferred: Membership in professional nursing organization
Required: Massachusetts Registered Nurse License
Preferred: Certification in clinical specialty
LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:
Required: BLS and ACLS
POPULATION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: All
OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Schedule requirements: Oversees and directs activities of hospital operation during non-business hours (off-shifts), including weekends and holidays
Travel requirements: none
· Reports to the Director of Inpatient Nursing Services
· Directs the work of others; does not supervise others.
As part of the Patient Care Services team, this position:
Monitors patient census and verifies the shift has adequate staffing levels for patient care services department to promote safe patient care and ensure patient needs are met. Communicates with the Staffing Office and bed coordinator regarding census, acuity of patients, and staffing needs.
Facilitates patient throughput.
Supports staffing allocation so that patient care assignments are made and accomplished in accordance with the qualifications, skill level, and effectiveness of personnel as dictated by the complexity of patient care needs.
Works collaboratively with the nurse managers in the planning and implementing of patient care, staffing and performance improvement for a specific unit.
Communicates staff performance issues to Nurse Manager and/or Human Resources if appropriate.
Implements staff investigatory leave policy as necessary.
Ensures Mandated Nurse Overtime policy is implemented and communicates all stays to Chief Nursing Office (CNO) or Administrator On Call (AOC).
Fosters a climate of clinical and professional excellence.
Promotes patient care continuity and enhances patient throughput
Is the on-site lead for crisis situations for the hospital, utilizing the chain of command, contacting the appropriate hospital resources to manage the crisis for the best possible resolution. Communicates hospital crises to Administrator On Call (AOC).
Ensures Emergency Disaster Response Plan is implemented as necessary.
Communicates and collaborates with other healthcare facilities and/ or public safety agencies as needed.
Functions effectively in patient crisis situations. Coordinates the triage, stabilize and/or prepare patient for transport to appropriate level of care. Supports staff, patient and others as workload increases and effectively redirects staff to increase productivity in times of increased stress.
Responsible and accountable for operational decision making during off-shifts throughout the hospital, overseeing staff in the performance of their duties.
Develops and promotes collaborative and collegial relationships with physicians and interdepartmental personnel in order to enhance patient care and patient flow.
Mentors, coaches, and directs personnel to ensure provision of effective and safe patient care according to established standards of care.
· Provides performance feedback on staff directly to the staff member thus fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement and to the Nurse Manager as appropriate. Addresses patient and staff safety concerns promptly. Gives input into the performance evaluation process.
· Ensures effective shift to shift and hand-off communications, fostering a commitment to ensure respectful feedback, enhancing teamwork.
Responsible for ensuring that the care provided is in keeping with established standards of nursing care, infection control guidelines; and The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals, CMS, OSHA, Magnet and unit specific nursing professional organizations.
Participates in active rounding, ensuring that appropriate interdisciplinary involvement and care occurs. Collaborates and communicates with the physicians and staff as a clinical resource in addressing plan of care issues.
· Fosters a commitment to maintaining a clean and safe work environment to enhance patient satisfaction and a culture of safety.
Fosters a culture of commitment to continual improvement of quality indicators and patient, staff and physician satisfaction goals.
Addresses employee and visitor workplace injuries. Facilitates reporting and communication to manager. Send staff to ED and/or home as appropriate.
Facilitates access to supplies and equipment required to provide patient care.
Monitors the department daily operation enhancing fiscally prudent operational decisions.
· Coordinates work schedule with departmental supervisor to provide coverage and maintain safe staffing levels and charge coverage.
· Reinforces hospital-wide strategic plans and process improvement initiatives throughout off-shift operations.
Meets all applicable competencies as defined by the Director of Inpatient Patient Care Services.
· Night Shift – Assumes the role as the IV nurse for the Hospital.
Part time, 8 hours - every other weekend 7a-3:30p
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.