Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 165043-1A
Date Posted: Jan 11, 2021
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 to care, heal and to excel in service to our community by promoting patient care continuity, enhancing patient throughput, and being responsible and accountable for the day to day operational decision making. Develops and promotes collaborative and collegial relationships with physicians and interdepartmental personnel in order to enhance patient care and patient flow. This professional licensed staff utilizes the nursing process in the coordination and delivery of quality, safe clinical care and meets the highest level of professionalism consistent with a Magnet hospital.
· Graduate of a state approved and/or accredited RN program.
· BSN or obtain BSN within 5 years of hire/promotion.
Grandfather situation for those in the position prior to 4/5/13: Nursing Diploma or Associate’s Degree in Nursing
Preferred: Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Required: At least two years of work experience as a nurse and one year clinical experience relevant to the unit’s patient population
· Demonstrated ability to function in both Charge and Preceptor roles
· Basic computer skills
· For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team.
Preferred: Membership in professional nursing organization
Required: Massachusetts Registered Nurse License
Preferred: Certification in clinical specialty
LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Basic Life Support certification is required. Additional certification may be required as noted below:
· A1 – ACLS is preferred
· C3 – ACLS is preferred
· Emergency Department - ACLS and PALs are required.
POPULATION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
The population specific requirements differ based on the patients cared for on the unit:
J. OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Professional Commitment Requirements: Keep abreast of developments in the field and/or licensure through continuing education, participation in professional organizations or a combination of both.
On-call: based on department needs.
Schedule requirements: Works full time Monday through Friday day schedule unless schedule adjustments are necessitated by operational or clinical needs.
Emergency Department: Has day shift and evening shift coverage
Travel requirements: Based on department needs
· Reports to Nurse Manager. In the Emergency Department, reports to the Director.
· Directs the work of others; does not supervise others.
As part of the Patient Care Services team, this position:
Works collaboratively with the nurse manager/director in the planning and implementing of patient care and performance improvement for a specific unit.
Demonstrates clinical expertise in the assigned area and fosters a climate of clinical and professional excellence.
Promotes patient care continuity and enhances patient throughput.
Functions effectively in patient crisis situations. Coordinates the triage, stabilization and/or transfer of patients to the appropriate level of care. Supports staff, patients and others as workload increases and effectively redirects staff to increase productivity.
Responsible and accountable for the day to day operational decision making, and oversees the Registered Nurses and ancillary staff in the performance of their daily 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.
Ensures 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.
· Leads and/or participates in effective hand-off communications, fostering a commitment to ensure respectful feedback and 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.
Actively participates in daily unit rounds and serves as the rounds leader to ensure that appropriately interdisciplinary involvement and care occurs. Collaborates and communicates with the physicians and unit staff to establish a daily plan of care for patients.
Fosters a culture of commitment to continual improvement of quality indicators and patient, staff and physician satisfaction goals.
Monitors the department’s daily operation enhancing fiscally prudent operational decisions.
· Coordinates work schedule with departmental supervisor to provide coverage and maintain safe staffing levels and charge coverage.
Assumes the role of staff nurse when necessary:
Utilizes the nursing process to provide quality and safe patient care by identifying the specific needs of the patient, developing the plan of care with the patient to answer these needs, then implementing and evaluating the effects of that plan.
Establishes a therapeutic relationship with the patient, the patient's family and significant others by involving them in each step of the process and accommodates factors that may influence the provision of care.
· Utilizes critical thinking skills to coordinate and direct the healthcare team in the implementation of the patient’s plan of care to ensure the best possible outcomes and patient/family experience.
· Implement nursing interventions and treatments and administers medications ensuring the patient’s physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual needs are met.
· Performs all required documentation accurately, legibly and timely.
· Appropriately follows the chain of command and adheres to hospital policies and procedures.
· Educates and informs patients and family members throughout the patients’ experience from admission through discharge.
· Minimizes preventable harm events and consistently executes the infection control protocols. Incorporates the Culture of Safety tools in daily practice, adhering to quality and safety guidelines and communicating near-miss or potential risks.
· Maintains a clean and safe work environment to enhance patient satisfaction and a culture of safety.
· Responds to supply/equipment issues in a timely manner to ensure availability of equipment and to maximize its useful life.
Communicates with the Staffing Office and bed coordinator regarding census, acuity of patients, and staffing needs.
Full time, 40 hours
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.