Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 168304-1A
Date Posted: Aug 12, 2021
Category: Clinical Support
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
· High school diploma or G.E.D.
· Certified Nursing Assistant, nursing student with completion of one medical-surgical clinical rotation or one year clinical care experience or equivalent education, one year clinical care experience, EMT or emergency room clinical experience
· Emergency patient care experience
· EKG experience
· Phlebotomy experience
· Basic computer skills
· Crisis Prevention/Intervention
Preferred: Nursing Assistant, EMT, Medical Assistant and/or Phlebotomist certification
As part of the Emergency Department/Walk-in Urgent Care team, this position:
Provides quality and safe patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
Introduces oneself, welcomes and orients patients, family members and significant others and instructs the patient on the call light and ensures it is within reach.
Meets ambulance to expedite patient care.
Contributes to meeting the patient’s physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual needs
Observes patients and reports findings and/or concerns to nurse in a timely manner
Demonstrates purposeful rounding and promptly responds to call lights to ensure patient safety and satisfaction.
Responds urgently to patients in crisis and performs CPR
Under the direction of a registered nurse, and in accordance with hospital quality and safety procedures performs required tasks in which they have been verified as competent by Nursing Staff Development and/or the Manager:
Performing EKG tests within the expected benchmark time frame
Coordinate work schedule with departmental supervisor to provide coverage and maintain safe staffing levels.
Has incidental access to medications.
Maintains a clean and safe work environment and hallways free of clutter to enhance patient satisfaction and a culture of safety.
Respond to equipment issues in a timely manner to ensure availability of equipment and to maximize its useful life.
Functions effectively in patient crisis situations and utilizes emergency resources. Assists in preparation of patient and transport to appropriate level of care.
Maximizes patient throughput to minimize wait times.
Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve. Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health. Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.