Location: Woburn, MA
Job ID: 170599-1A
Date Posted: Nov 4, 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
GENERAL SUMMARY: Works with patients with active or potential concerns regarding breast health/disease. Delivers patient care through the process of assessment, planned and implemented education, and evaluation. Supervises nursing personnel and medical associates. Works with the Breast Care Center Medical Advisory Committee to ensure that appropriate clinical protocols are created, discussed and implemented. Enforces approved guidelines and protocols. Practices in accordance with Winchester Hospital’s policies and procedures and the scope of practice for Registered Nurses in Massachusetts.
1. Exemplifies Winchester Hospital’s values and Promise standards. 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. Maintains current license, life support certification. Takes responsibility for own safety as well as the safety of patients, patients’ family, co-workers, physicians and other customers.
3. Oversees and directs activities of BCC nursing staff and medical associates. Interviews, hires, orients, coaches, trains, and evaluates performance of, and when necessary, disciplines nursing staff and medical associates.
4. Utilizes the nursing process to provide all levels of patient care. Performs both complex and routine nursing assessments, provides patient and family education, ensures psychosocial aspects of care and psychological support services are coordinated. Acts as a clinical resource person for staff and patient.
5. Ensures patients’ rights to privacy and confidentiality of results.
6. Gives community talks to targeted patient population. Assists at health fairs, and provides education where appropriate in breast care health.
7. Collaborates with clinical and educational resources to ensure BCC nursing and medical associates staff competence. Utilizes the results of evidence-based research to improve clinical outcomes.
8. Assists BCC physician(s) in research efforts and coordination of clinical trials.
9. Attends hospital cancer committee, BCC Medical Advisory Committee meetings and breast tumor boards and provides program and patient updates and input, as applicable. Attends Lahey Health Cancer Institute (LHCI) quarterly Breast MMOC meetings. Attends other hospital/departmental meetings, as requested by BCC manager.
10. Participates in Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement data collection and monitoring. Performs functions of his/her job in accordance with the Breast Care Center’s Performance Improvement Program.
11. Communicates with other health care team members to help resolve operational concerns/issues, as well as patient satisfaction and clinical initiatives as applicable, with adherence to departmental guidelines, policies and procedures.
12. Coordinates and ensures maintenance of resources for patients including referrals for prosthesis, wigs, garments, therapies and other needs.
13.Coordinates and ensures quality parameters on BCC survivorship care plans, breast pain
protocol, genetic testing documentation, Breast MRI authorizations, referrals for medical
and radiation oncology, follow-up on second opinions, lymphedema monitoring at BCC
14.Participates in the following:
Mandatory training requirements as per hospital policy
Continuing education/inservices to enhance knowledge
Performance improvement initiatives
Orientation of new staff, students, and/or volunteers
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
1. Bachelor’s degree in nursing required.
2. At least 3 years clinical experience. At least two years clinical experience relevant to the BCC’s patient population preferred.
3. Active membership in professional and leadership organization(s) preferred.
4. Certification as a Nurse Navigator in Breast Health preferred; required within two years of hire date
5. Oncology Nursing Certification Corp (ONCC) - Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN) preferred; required within two years of hire date
6. Effective communication skills and excellent customer service and interpersonal skills required and excellent organizational skills.
7. Knowledge of safety, infection control and quality control standards required.
8. Knowledge of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) EPIC preferred
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Massachusetts Registered Nurse License
LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Basic Life Support
AGE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric
PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND VISUAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
2. Ability to lift, move and position patient.
3. Ability to use computer.
4. Ability to proofread documents and check for accuracy.
5. Ability to communicate orally and in writing in the medical record.
6. Able to supervise individuals and delegate responsibility; perform multiple tasks and prioritize work.
7. Ability to reach and grasp objects and push, pull, lift and carry heavy objects.
OSHA EXPOSURE: Job involves possible exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Requires working in an area in which there is exposure to radiation. Requires working in an area where film processing chemicals, i.e. developer and fixer are being used.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
1. Reports directly to the BCC Manager.
2. Responsible for supervising the work of others.
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.