Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 2/26/2021

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:






If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

Per Diem Staff Nurse, Operating Room, Scheduled as needed - varied Shifts (7AM to 3:30PM/ 3PM to 11:30PM/ 11PM to 7:30AM), On call, Weekends and Holidays Required. Moderate sedation nurse for hybrid operating room. Recent ICU experience required, ACLS, moderate sedation certification required, Must Be On-Call for All Interventional Suites (Nights/Weekends/Holidays)

Please be advised that this position is temporary and based on the current operational needs of the Steward Health Care/St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Therefore, the duration of this position is subject to the discretion of Steward Health Care/St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center based on such operational needs.

Position Function:

Provides nursing care that has as its ultimate concern supporting the total person and promoting adaptation of the individual. This is accomplished by counseling, teaching, direct care, and collaboration/consultation with other health care professionals. The Staff Nurse meets patient needs in accordance with the Nursing Division's philosophy, policies and procedures.

Job Relationships:

Provides leadership and direction to the following staff, by job category:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Medical Assistants
  • Unit Secretaries
  • Technicians
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Patient Care Associates
  • Collaborates with physicians, and other members of the interdisciplinary team.

Serves in a consultative role to the following:

  • Dietary Personnel
  • Rehabilitation Services Personnel
  • Laboratory Personnel
  • Security Personnel
  • Pharmacy Personnel
  • House Officers
  • Transporters
  • Unit Secretaries
  • Care Managers
  • Social Services Personnel
  • Pastoral Care Personnel
  • Nursing Students and Faculty

Has the authority and responsibility to provide and/or direct the delivery of patient care services.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

"Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."
Utilizes the nursing process in providing nursing care of patients through:

  • Assessing and reassessing patients and families.
  • Planning the process of nursing care.
  • Implementing and/or directing delivery of nursing care.
  • Evaluating care delivered.
  • Practices and promotes nursing care within professional standards.
  • Practices and promotes nursing care within legal standards.
  • Practices and promotes nursing care within ethical standards.
  • Provides patient teaching to patient and/or family.
  • Orients all level of Nursing division personnel, and nursing students.
  • Participates in unit-based educational programs.
  • Takes responsibility for own learning.
  • Demonstrates effective leadership skills.
  • Supports and collaborates in the Medical Center Performance Improvement plan through unit quality improvement/quality control activities.
  • Utilizes current research in area of clinical practice.
  • Complies with patient safety goals as set forth by the Medical Center.

Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:

Participates in professional activities.
Performs other related duties as directed by Patient Care Director.

Reporting Requirements:

  • Reports all changes in patient status to appropriate interdisciplinary team member either verbally or in writing.
  • Reports immediately to Patient Care Director and/or designee any deviation of normal operations.
  • Reports immediately to Patient Care Director and/or designee situations that require attention.
    Reports all incidents and breaches in quality care to the Patient Care Director and/or designee.


  • Shall be accountable for nursing care provided.
  • Shall be accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital-related, medical staff-related, and patient data and information.
  • Shall be accountable for abiding by all relevant hospital policies and procedures.
  • Shall be accountable for participating in unit based quality improvement activities.


  • Minimum Education:
  • Associate’s Degree Required,
  • Minimum Experience:
  • Six months' clinical experience preferred.
  • Minimum skills/abilities:
  • Meets performance criteria of Staff Nurse.
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing in the English language.
  • Able to complete mathematical computations required to administer medications and treatment protocols.
  • Able to lift, transfer and move patients.
  • Possess basic computer knowledge.


  • Current licensure in Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse.

Additional Information

Important COVID message

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

Please note, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

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