RN CV Stepdown 32hrs Days
Company: Metrowest Medical Center
Posted on: January 27, 2023
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the unit's nursing
management, performs duties to ensure quality patient care through
the health care continuum. Ensures quality and safe delivery of
care to patients in the following age groups: All ages; Neonate;
Infancy; Toddler, Preschool; School age; Adolescent; Adult;
Geriatric.MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health
care system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center
is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a
location close to home. The 307-bed regional healthcare system
includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in
Natick and the MetroWest Wellness Center. MetroWest Medical Center
has been named to the 2019 America's 100 Best Hospitals List by
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. CLINICAL PRACTICE - Performs all aspects of clinical practice
according to standards of care, including, but not limited to:
assessment, planning, implementing, evaluation, intervention,
organization of work, priority setting, decision making, follow up,
activities of daily living, IV Therapy, EKG's. Demonstrates
clinical judgment in assigning duties to nursing staff consistent
with documented level of competency. Participates in unit based
quality control initiatives, identifies opportunities for
performance improvement, and takes appropriate action.
2. LEADERSHIP - Delegates tasks to subordinates to ensure efficient
and effective work flow. Provides input into hiring and evaluations
and participates in the interviewing process. Resolves conflicts.
Assures current and quality nursing practice is maintained through
participating in and keeping informed of unit/Hospital committees,
staff meetings, and other related activities. Collaborates with
members of interdisciplinary team to facilitate accomplishment of
unit objectives in the provision of quality care and service to
patients, families, physicians, and payors. Demonstrates initiative
and good judgment in making decisions. Takes responsibility for
patient care assignments. Maintains currency with nursing skills
and knowledge base.
3. RESOURCE UTILIZATION - Selects and utilizes appropriate teaching
tools and/or makes requests for new tools. Collaborates effectively
with the multidisciplinary team; i.e., physicians, diabetic
educator, pastoral care, interpreters, social workers, case
managers, wound care nurses, and community resource groups and
services, to benefit the patient. Utilizes appropriate unit-based
resource nurses for assistance as appropriate.
4. DOCUMENTATION - Completes documentation using approved MWMC
forms according to established legal and MWMC policy and procedure.
Includes, but is not limited to, SNAP tool, patient teaching forms,
PIE notes, CBE notations, and incident forms. Transcribes and
inputs physician orders accurately and in a timely manner, using
the nurse order entry system.
5. COMMUNICATION/THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIPS - Communicates and
collaborates with all health team members, patients, and families
face to face, using the telephone, or with written adjuncts.
Ensures patient care needs are met in a timely manner and follow
through is initiated and/or completed. May act as a patient
advocate. Remains informed of discharge plans. Encourages open
communication to foster a positive, professional environment.
Incorporates the care model into patient care. Utilizes systems to
remain apprised of patient status/needs and of facilitating
information to physicians and oncoming shifts.
6. TEACHING/COACHING SKILLS - Provides patient/family teaching
using a variety of audio-visual aids and written instructional
materials. Uses child/adult learning principles in teaching.
Provides mini in-services to new staff as appropriate. Supervises
new staff in skills. Is accessible and responsive to other staff.
Identifies opportunities to offer support to staff.
Onboarding Process: Please be advised that candidates must
successfully complete a background check and pre-employment health
screening which includes a drug screen.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
1. Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of
2. Minimum of six months to one year of experience in specialty
3. BLS required. ACLS required in some areas. PALS preferred for
a. All certificates need to be from the American Heart
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an
applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including
pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status
or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable
accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless
doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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