Job Description

Location: Good Samaritan Medical Center
Posted Date: 6/4/2020
General Summary: The registered nurse (RN) assumes full and ultimate responsibility for the quality of nursing care she/he provides to the individuals and groups. Including in such responsibility is health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and restoration of optimal functioning and comfort or for the dignified death of those you serve. The RN, within the parameters of his/her generic and continued education and experience, may delegate nursing activities to other RN’s and/or health care personnel, provided that the delegating RN bear full and ultimate responsibility for: 1. Making an appropriate assignment 2. Properly and adequate teaching, directing and supervising the delegate 3. The outcomes of that delegation. The RN shall act, within his/her generic and continued education and experiences to systemically assess health status; analyze and interpret; plan and implement nursing interventions; provide and coordinate teaching; evaluate outcomes; collaborate; communicate and cooperate as appropriate with other health care providers to ensure quality and continuity of care and serve as patient advocate, within the limits of the law. Based on the ANA Standards of care. The RN provides care that addresses the specific needs of the age groups from infant to elderly, and also individualized to a variety of special needs specific to impairments such as hearing, sight, substance abuse, non-English speaking and potential victims of abuse. The RN incorporates knowledge and understanding of our commitment to the patient rights, our mission, vision and values into nursing practice at GSMC. She/He must incorporate knowledge and understanding of our commitment to patient rights, our mission, vision and values into her/his nursing practice and in accordance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. Education: Graduate of an approved school of nursing. Certification/License Requirements: Valid Massachusetts RN license. Supervisory Responsibility: RN’s, ancillary staff. With the definition of supervision being: Provision of guidance by a qualified licensed nurse for the accomplishment of a nursing task or activity with initial direction of the task or activity and periodic inspection of the actual act of accomplishing the task or activity. ACLS required.

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