Exciting Staff Nurse opportunity on Ellison 10, a 36 bed adult
fast-paced Cardiac Stepdown Unit!
This unit provides intermediate level care to patients who
require cardiac monitoring for malignant arrhythmias, unstable
coronary syndromes or other cardiac and medical disorders. Patients
are admitted via the Emergency Department, ICU/CCU, procedural
areas or are transferred from other New England Hospitals. The unit
provides personalized, high quality, patient-focused care in a
supportive care delivery model.
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT
The staff nurse is a licensed registered nurse who is
responsible for assuring competent, compassionate, individualized,
nursing care for specific patients and families, including
delegation to and supervision of non-professional clinical and
support staff. The staff nurse is responsible and accountable for
the overall nursing care management of a designated group of
patients. She/he collaborates with the Nursing Director and members
of the Patient Care Team to achieve optimal Patient outcomes.
She/he also collaborates with the patient toward meeting the needs
and expectations of the patient and family. Staff nurses ensure
that care is safe, efficient, effective, timely and meets the
cultural, spiritual, and ethnic needs of each patient and
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Provides competent, compassionate patient- and
family-centered nursing care based on scientific principles and the
use of the nursing process and interdisciplinary teamwork.
a) Provides and maintains a therapeutic environment for patients
b) Articulates the professional nursing role to the patient,
family and health team members.
c) Identifies, plans and implements nursing interventions.
Facilitates, and evaluates outcomes of nursing care for an
individual patient or group of patients.
d) Coordinates involvement of the patient, family and health
team members in patient care, including patient/family education,
teaching and discharge planning.
e) Documents relevant patient data / information.
f) Communicates the plan of care and other pertinent information
to/from other health care team members. Promotes continuity of care
through effective hand-offs.
g) Helps define standards of excellence for patient care;
participates in improvement of patient care services in a
h) Performs specific functions as described in the unit Scope of
i) Provides care appropriate to age group of patients on
assigned unit(s) as described in relevant unit Scope of
j) Participates in, and contributes to, performance improvement
k) Integrates the six aims of performance improvement into care
(a) Safety - no needless death, injury, pain or suffering for
patients or staff.
(b) Effectiveness - care and service will be based on best
evidence, informed by patient values and preferences.
(c) Patient Centeredness - all care and service will honor the
individual patients - their values, choices, culture, social
context and specific needs.
(d) Timeliness - waste no one's time; no unnecessary
(e) Efficiency - remove all unnecessary processes or steps in a
process; streamline all activities.
(f) Equity - all care and service will be fair and equitable -
the system will treat all patients equally.
l) Exhibits compliance with regulatory and quality and safety
2) Collaborates with other professionals and directs support
staff and nonprofessional nursing personnel in maintaining
a) Teaches and directs all nonprofessional nursing personnel for
whom she/he is responsible.
b) Participates in orientation of new permanent and temporary
c) Appropriately utilizes nursing resources.
d) Interprets hospital and departmental policies and procedures
to nurses and other health team members.
3) Participates in daily operational activities necessary for
safe patient/staff environment.
a) Utilizes resources efficiently to facilitate optimal patient
b) Provides input to the Nursing Director regarding unit
c) Participates in unit and departmental committees for
formulation of nursing and hospital policies and procedures.
d) Professional Development:
i) Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills based on
current nursing education practices.
ii) Within the framework of the nursing Scope of Service (NPM
5.0 Guidelines-Patient Care: Statement of Accountability and Scope
of Practice)and The Clinical Recognition Program (See guidelines,
collaborates with nurse manager / nursing director / clinical nurse
specialist / nursing practice specialist to identify his/her level
of practice and with clinical leadership, identifies appropriate
learning experiences to enhance their professional development.
iii) Adheres to Department of Nursing requirements for required
iv) Identifies specific learning needs and goals and develops a
plan to meet them.
v) Contributes to relevant committees, professional meetings,
continuing educational and/or formal academic programs.
- Current licensure as a registered nurse in Massachusetts
- BSN required.
- Minimum of two years experience with emphasis on the cardiac
patient and arrhythmia analysis.
- Abililty to work day/night rotation, weekends required.
New graduate candidates will not be considered.