Staff Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

NORTH END WATERFRONT HEALTH



Job Title: Staff Nurse Grade: 55


Job Code: 000430 FLSA Status: Professional Exempt


Department: NEWH Medical Reviewed By: Medical Director


Reports To: Medical Director Date: 2020



GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Summarize the nature and level of work performed.


The Staff Nurse is a registered nurse who is responsible for triage and assuring competent, compassionate nursing care for patients and families. S/he collaborates with the Nurse Manager and members of the Patient Care Team to achieve optimal patient outcomes. S/he also collaborates with the patient toward efficient and effective personnel and unit management.



PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position. These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation.




  • Is responsible for triage for all patients presenting to the health center through urgent care.

  • As a member of the Primary Care/Behavioral health integration team, she is responsible for implementing the psycho-social assessment tools.

  • As a member of the integrated model team, she is responsible for linking the patient to other members of the team and ensuring that the patient has received all the necessary care consistent with the urgency of the presentation.

  • As a member of the team, she/he is responsible for maintaining a tracking tool to assess the prevalence of presentations by the individual patient and the population as a whole.

  • As a member of the team, will participate in the evaluation of the program's effectiveness and opportunities for improvement.

  • Provides competent, compassionate nursing care based on scientific principles and the use of nursing process and a primary nursing model.

  • Provides and maintains a therapeutic environment for patients and families.

  • Articulates the primary nursing role to the patient, family and health team members.

  • Identifies, facilitates, and evaluates the outcomes of nursing care for an individual patient or group of patients.

  • Coordinates involvement of the patient, family and health team members in patient care, including patient/family teaching and discharge planning.

  • Documents relevant patient information.

  • Communicates the plan of care and other pertinent information to/from other health team members.

  • Helps define standards of excellence for patient care; participates in improvement of patient care services in a cost-effective way.

  • Performs specific functions as described in the unit Scope of Service, and within the scope of practice as defined by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Nursing.

  • Provides care appropriate to age group.

  • Provides culturally competent care.

  • Collaborates with other professionals and directs nonprofessional nursing personnel in maintaining recognized standards.

  • Performs designated tasks to track test results and communicate results to patients.

  • Administers medications within the parameters defined by the Department of Nursing

  • Teaches and directs all nursing personnel for whom s/he is responsible.

  • Participates in orientation of new permanent and temporary staff members.

  • Appropriately utilizes nursing resources.

  • Assists NM with implementing new hospital and departmental policies and procedures to nurses and other health team members.

  • Participates in daily operational activities necessary for safe patient/staff environment.

  • Receives patient messages, reviews with provider, and takes action as directed.

  • Faxes, mails or telephones in prescription renewals as directed by provider.

  • Assists with reviewing documents for Immigration

  • Utilizes resources efficiently to facilitate optimal patient care.

  • Provides input to Nurse Manager regarding needs.

  • Participates in unit and departmental committees for formulation of nursing and hospital policies and procedures.

  • Understands principles of delegation and appropriately delegates tasks to appropriate personnel



Revised 4/2000



QUALIFICATIONS: (MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)




  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • 3 years experience preferred in ER/ community health center urgent care/ or medical surgical unit as a charge nurse

  • Experience with underserved populations preferred.

  • Bilingual in Spanish




SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: (MUST be realistic, measurable, objective, and related to the essential functions of the job.)




  • Maintain and update clinical knowledge and skills based on current nursing education practices.

  • Identifies own learning needs and goals and develops a plan to meet them.

  • Maintains and develops professional practice through continuing educational programs and appropriate learning experiences.

  • Contributes to relevant committees, professional meetings, continuing educational and/or formal academic programs.

  • CPR Certification

  • Phlebotomy




WORKING CONDITIONS: Describe the conditions in which the work is performed.


Ambulatory health care setting



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: List the number of FTEs supervised.


N/A



FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Indicate financial "scope" information, i.e.: size of budget, volume, revnue, etc.


N/A



APPROVAL:



(NAME)


Department Mgr. __________________________ Title: ___________________ Date: ____________


(NAME)


Other, As Appropriate __________________________ Title: ___________________ Date: ___________


The above is intended to describe the general contents and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or skills of personnel



Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: (MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)




  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • 3 years experience preferred in ER/ community health center urgent care/ or medical surgical unit as a charge nurse

  • Experience with underserved populations preferred.

  • Bilingual in Spanish




SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: (MUST be realistic, measurable, objective, and related to the essential functions of the job.)




  • Maintain and update clinical knowledge and skills based on current nursing education practices.

  • Identifies own learning needs and goals and develops a plan to meet them.

  • Maintains and develops professional practice through continuing educational programs and appropriate learning experiences.

  • Contributes to relevant committees, professional meetings, continuing educational and/or formal academic programs.

  • CPR Certification

  • Phlebotomy


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