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Registered Nurse Surgical Step Down

Company: Boston Medical Center
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

BMC's Surgical Step Down unit is a 38-bed unit providing care for intermediate level surgical patients. The patient population consists of post-operative and surgical specialty patients, including trauma, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, transplant patients and cardiothoracic surgery. ****This role is located in Boston, MA; relocation is mandatory**** *Position: Registered Nurse* *Department: Surgical Step Down* *Schedule: Various Shift and Hours* *POSITION SUMMARY:* The registered nurse, adheres to the rules and regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. is primarily responsible for professional performance and direct patient care. The role encompasses nursing assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, evaluation, and coordination of care for patients and their families across the health care continuum. The registered nurse is accountable for clinical, educational, quality and fiscal patient care outcomes using the model of care designed by the nursing department and in accordance with established agency policies, procedures, protocols, guidelines and standards of practice. *EDUCATION:* Graduate of a nursing degree program; BSN preferred. *CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED*: * Licensed to practice professional nursing as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. * Requires current basic life support (BLS) certification. Some units may require Advanced Cardiac Life support (ACLS) certification. *KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:* * Current basic cardiac life support certification. * Basic computer proficiency is inclusive of the ability to access, enter and interpret computerized data/information. * Effective interpersonal skills to facilitate communication with various members of the health care team, patients, and families. * Organizational skills to set priorities and efficiently complete assigned work. * Multilingual skills (beyond that of English) in languages appropriate to the patient populations served by the medical center preferred. * Relevant clinical experience and/or specialty, certification required for certain practice areas, e.g., enters total therapy, epidemiology, peri-operative areas. * Analytical ability to solve clinical nursing issues and conduct quality improvement research utilization projects. * Ability to effectively delegate appropriate patient care activities. * Effective verbal and written communication skills appropriate to the patient populations served. * Physical ability to meet the core job responsibilities following practice setting demands for the patient populations regularly served. * Ability to effectively manage stress due to critical issues related to patient care, changing organizational climate, and personnel issues. Req id: 26152Job Type: Full-time

Keywords: Boston Medical Center, Boston , Registered Nurse Surgical Step Down, Healthcare , Boston, Massachusetts

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