Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 6/24/2020
Staff Nurse RN, PACU, 32 HRs/Week, day and evening shifts, weekends and holidays required. 3-5 years' experience ICU or PACU; ACLS / PALS required. Will work in both the PACU and POHA. Four 8-hour shifts with variable start times. On call required weekends, nights, holidays.

I. 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.

II. 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

III. Authority:

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

IV. A. 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.

B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:

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

V. 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.

VI. Accountability:

  • 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.

VII. Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor'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.


  • None

Special Qualifications:

  • None

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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