Staff RN- Med/Surg- Full time
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:
$10,000 sign on Bonus
Full time 36 hours per week
Assesses (and reassesses), plans, implements, and evaluates nursing interventions/plans of care/patient goals.
Provides patient care based on standards of care, standards of practice, protocols, and established policies and procedures.
Respects each patient as an individual; provides care that fosters the patient’s sense of dignity and positive self-regard.
Provides patient/family teaching based on identified learning needs, readiness to learn, and barriers to learning.
Collaboratively plans and prepares patient/family for discharge incorporating support systems/resources as necessary.
Appropriately delegates and supervises nursing interventions performed by others.
Appropriately prioritizes patient care (e.g. seeks assistance as needed from appropriate resources, reassigns personnel as necessary, recognizes need for emergency intervention, etc.).
Provides thorough, timely, and accurate documentation of all pertinent data, therapeutic interventions and patient responses including assessment, care plan, patient goals, and interventions according to established standards.
Provides timely and thorough transfer of nursing care on assigned patients to other health care team members to ensure integration of services and continuity of patient care.
Assumes accountability for remaining current regarding standards of care established by the profession, regulatory and accreditation bodies and hospital policies and procedures.
Promotes learning for colleagues and self (e.g. functions as preceptor, instructor, trainer, attends professional development programs, etc.).Assesses patient pain level upon admission and as necessary, utilizing the pain scale (eg., numerical, FACES, and functional goals.)
Reassesses effectiveness of pain control and notifies physicians as needed, as well as, documents assessment and patients’ response to medication.
Proactively identifies risk to patient safety and identifies opportunities to reduce medical/health care errors (i.e., appropriate reporting of errors/incidents).
Identifies ethical issues in care and implements actions to address.
Safely administers medications and intravenous therapy in accordance with physician’s orders, protocols, policies and procedures.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
Current nursing registration in Massachusetts required.
Demonstrated clinical competence in the specialty area of nursing practice preferred.