Registered Nurse - Full Time
Company: Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH)
Posted on: October 16, 2019
This is a Registered Staff Nurse position with responsibility for
reasonable and comprehensive care for all obstetrical patients.
Accountable for the delivery of quality patient care, utilizing the
nursing process for all patients.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Collects and documents all data pertinent to each patients actual
and potential needs within twenty-four (24) hours of admission.
Documents and reports significant findings of ongoing patient
Formulates the patient plan of care based on acceptable standards
Communicates the patient plan of care (written/verbal) through
shift reports and other established procedures.
Plans individualized patient care using nursing theory in
collaboration with patient and other health care providers.
Initiates patient plan of care, using assessment data upon
admission based on age-specific needs.
* Incorporates in the patient plan of care the:
* Nursing diagnosis specific to the patients actual
* Nursing Diagnosis which reflects complex etiology.
* Individual teaching plans using identified teaching needs.
* Nursing interventions consistent with nursing diagnosis and
Implements patients plan of care in collaboration with patient,
family members and significant others.
Communicates the initial plan of care and revision (written/verbal)
through shift reports and other established procedures.
Formulates discharge plans within twenty-four (24) hours of
admission and as part of the revision process.
Implements discharge plans by:
initiating and completing discharge screening tool upon
completing appropriate referrals to other care services,
implements individualized teaching plan based on actual discharge
Implements and documents teaching plan in the patient record.
Evaluates outcome of patient care.
Evaluates nursing interventions to changing patient situations as
demonstrated by patient outcome, documentation in the patient
record and revision of the plan of care.
Prioritizes nursing interventions in complex and rapidly changing
patient situations, as evidenced by the patient outcome and
documentation in the record.
Demonstrates proficiency in administering treatments, procedures
and equipment appropriate to the unit/department as demonstrated by
the skills checklist.
Administers safely and documents medication regimen according to
established procedures with no more than three (3) documented
errors per year.
Uses standard precautions as outlined in the Nursing Department
Infection Control Manual.
Participates in performance improvement activities by evaluating
standards of care and initiating revisions as necessary.
Demonstrates competency in the following areas by physical
demonstration, verbal or written exam (medical equipment, age
specific assessment and intervention, procedures such as IV
therapy, medication administration, initiation of telemetry, etc.),
as may be required in the performance of job duties and
Participates in activities designed for professional growth.
Attends all mandatory Hospital/Nursing Department in-service
training sessions and meetings.
Reviews and signs all in-service updates.
Presents one (1) patient care conference and one (1) in-service
training session relevant to the unit per year.
Actively participates in 75% of staff meetings and Maternal Child
Health Committee Meetings.
Identifies own limitations in skills and knowledge as demonstrated
by seeking guidance when needed from appropriate colleagues.
Identifies and meets individual annual goals that are congruent
with the Nursing Departments long- and short-term
goals.Participates in decision-making process in one committee or
one department-based project.
Actively participates in own performance appraisal.
Demonstrates leadership skills.
Organizes own patient care and demonstrates ability to set
priorities, providing most acutely needed care first and
implementing physician and nursing orders within appropriate
Recognizes acute problems that occur in the unit and intervenes in
a safe manner, in accordance with Nursing Department and Hospital
Provides assistance to other staff members when needed and
Reports significant findings of ongoing occurrences to the
appropriate Nurse Manager or Physician.
Participates in the development and implementation of unit and
Nursing Department goals and objectives.
Participates in the orientation of new staff members.
Maintains order by maintaining adequate stock of supplies and
ensuring adequate forms for the clinical record, patient education,
Maintains equipment, participates in the recommendation and
purchase of new equipment.
Assists in the performance improvement plan by gathering data and
recommending implementation of a plan of action.
Maintains confidentiality of patient information in accordance with
Hospital policy and applicable statutes and regulations.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE
Current nursing standards of practice required.
Ability to coordinate and supervise the assignment of staff, makes
assignments and checks for completion of job duties and
Ability to tactfully communicate with both internal and external
Ability to use a telephone, fax, copier, computer, fetal monitor,
and all other equipment associated with nursing practice.
Ability to stand/walk 90% of the shift, frequent pushing, climbing,
bending, reaching, stooping, squatting and helping lift objects and
patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds.
Ability to use hands, fingers, arms and wrists, hearing, smell, and
verbal skills are required in order to perform job duties.
Utilize face shields/mask, gloves, protective clothing, safety
glasses, and other protection associated with the care of
CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Graduate of an accredited nursing school required, Bachelors Degree
in Nursing preferred.
At least two (2) years of prior Labor and Delivery experience
One (1) year of prior, related medical/surgical experience
Current, valid Massachusetts Registered Nurse (RN) license
Professional certification in applicable nursing field(s)
Certificate as a provider in BLS and Neonatal Resuscitation
ACLS certification recommended.
Partners HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing
diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin,
sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military
service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under
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