Clinical Associate, Medical Surgical (16-Hr) Days

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Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 176839-1A
Date Posted: Jul 29, 2022
Category: Clinical Support

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Job Description

Welcome To

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:

Working under the direction of a nurse, the Clinical Associate contributes to the Hospital’s mission by performing basic procedures necessary to provide for the care, comfort and safety of patients.  This clinical staff position will have an impact on quality of care and patient satisfaction by providing for their physical and emotional needs.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education Required: High school diploma or G.E.D.

 

Certifications: BLS – Basic Life Support

 

Must have/be one of the following:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing Student with completion of one medical-surgical clinical rotation
  • Three months clinical care experience
  • Successful completion of the Lahey Health System-Winchester Hospital Clinical Associate/CNA training program 
     
    Other Skills/Knowledge:
    Required: 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: Basic computer skills
     
    JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Welcomes and orients patients, family members and significant others to the environment.
  • 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.
  • Performs required tasks including but not limited to:
    • Assisting with activities of daily living
    • Repositioning and ambulating patients
    • Making  an occupied and unoccupied bed
    • Assisting in transporting patients, beds, supplies and equipment
    • Collecting, labeling and transporting specimens
    • Retrieving and signing out blood products
    • Accurately performs point of care testing
    • Obtains vital signs and weights
    • Maintains accurate intake and output measurements
    • Removes Foley catheters and saline locks
    • Maintains a clean and safe work environment to enhance patient satisfaction and a culture of safety.
    • Sets up/breaks down rooms, ensuring expedient turnaround time. 
    • Assists in post-mortem care in a respectful manner
    • Documents accurately, legibly and timely
    • Assists with procedures
  • Appropriately follows the chain of command and adheres to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Informs patients and family members throughout the patients’ experience.
  • Communicates effectively with the healthcare team utilizing established handoff procedures.  Gives and accepts respectful feedback to enhance teamwork.
  • 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.
  • Coordinates work schedule with departmental supervisor to provide coverage and maintain safe staffing levels.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment to enhance patient satisfaction and a culture of safety.
  • Maintains appropriate supplies at the bedside and on the unit, addressing inventory issues in a timely manner.
  • Responds 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 for transport to appropriate level of care.
  • Maximizes patient throughput to minimize wait time.
  • Adheres to the Magnet standards of professional development and clinical practice.

Shift

Shift:Day

Hours: 16 Hours Weekly

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.