Rapid Response Reg Nurse 24 Hours Day/Night Rotation

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 170989-1A
Date Posted: Nov 12, 2021
Category: Nursing

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, the Rapid Response Registered Nurse practices within the Lahey Clinic Professional Practice Model, MA Nurse Practice Act, ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and demonstrates Lahey Clinic’s core values that reflect its Mission.  The nurse-patient/family relationship, continuity of care and accountability are central to the delivery of individualized high quality patient care.

A Rapid Response Registered Nurse demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide expected standards of care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, spiritual, safety and age-appropriate considerations of patients.

The Rapid Response Registered Nurse, in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of Massachusetts Rules & Regulations- 244 CMR 3.0, shall bear full and ultimate responsibility for the quality of nursing care he/she provides to individuals and groups.  Included in such responsibility are health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and restoration of optimal functioning and comfort or for the dignified death of those they serve. 

The Rapid Response Registered Nurse assumes the responsibility for the plan of care and has the authority to make decisions and is held accountable for decisions specific to assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the plan.  The Rapid Response Registered Nurse facilitates the coordination of care across the continuum and demonstrates safe practice within the domains of:

  • Clinical judgment and decision making
  • Professional Relationships
  • Clinical leadership
  • Clinical scholarship

A responsibility and function of the Rapid Response Registered Nurse includes Delegation & Supervision in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of Massachusetts Rules & Regulations- 244 CMR 3.0 Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse: Board of Registration in Nursing and the ANA Principles of Delegation.  The delegating registered nurse at Lahey Clinic bears the full and ultimate responsibility that includes but is not limited to:

  • Making an appropriate assignment
  • Properly and adequately teaching, directing and supervising the delegate
  • The outcome of the delegation

The Rapid Response Registered Nurse provides care directly to patients and in collaboration with other health care team members.  The Rapid Response Registered Nurse maintains a current level of knowledge and skill with technical procedures as defined by nursing specialty organization, complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies and is currently licensed in the state of Massachusetts as a registered nurse.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:   BSN required.

Licensure, Certification, Registration:  Current license to practice professional nursing from the Massachusetts Board of Registration and BLS, ACLS, TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum), and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification. 

Clinical Skills/Technical Knowledge

Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and technical knowledge to provide care for patients according to Nursing Policy and Procedures. 

Demonstrates the necessary clinical skills and knowledge to provide care for patients according to the unit-specific competencies. 

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

Ability to cross train to multiple clinical areas. 

Experience:     2 years Critical Care nursing.

Shift

36 Hours

About Us

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.