Nurse, RN
Partners Healthcare System
 Norwell, MA

Brigham and Women's Harbor Medical Associates is part of the Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization and is a multispecialty, primary care practice with more than 65 physicians in our several offices on the South Shore.

You will find our practice culture stimulating and rewarding. We value all our employees and offer comprehensive benefits. We are affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center and South Shore Hospital.

The Registered Nurse reporting to the Practice Manager is a professional nurse who is responsible and accountable for planning and providing patient care for assigned patients. The registered nurse demonstrates initiative, knowledge and clinical skills in caring for the patient. The Registered Nurse demonstrates the ability to effectively manage patients by assuming full responsibility for the assessment, plan, implementation and evaluation of patient care.

Organization of Patient Care

  • Accountable for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating a plan of care for patient assignment
  • Sets priorities when organizing care for patients with varying acuity
  • Maintain continuity through clear and concise (verbal and written) communication
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of growth and development of the adult and geriatric patient

Quality of Care

  • Document patient care in a clear, complete, concise manner and in compliance with nursing documentation standards
  • Develop a comprehensive plan of care based on data from an initial assessment of patient and family, information from other members of the health care team, intra-agency referral and previous medical records
  • Develop comprehensive educational plan for the patient and family, utilizing appropriate resources and documents per the department's documentation standards
  • Develop comprehensive care plan utilizing appropriate resources and referrals including community resources when needed
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the plan of care and documents progress in meeting stated goals and revise plan of care as needed to achieve desired outcomes
  • Participate actively in quality management and/or quality improvement programs
  • Provide a safe environment for patients, staff, family and visitors
  • Administer medication safely per established policies and procedures
  • Perform nursing procedures safely and efficiently
  • Use procedural equipment safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate awareness of potential/actual risks of infection and modes of transmission and take universal precautions in nursing practice

Coordination/Collaboration

  • Interact with patients, families, and colleagues in a professional manner
  • Collaborate with other discipline(s)
  • Develop, utilize and evaluate unit-specific standards of care
  • Participate in determining and implementing goals and objectives for the unit
  • Participate in determining goals and objectives in the periodic review and evaluation
  • May serve on unit-based and organizational committees, and disseminates information to peers

Education

  • Assume responsibility for personal and professional growth through identification of own learning needs
  • Share knowledge and experience with colleagues
  • Participate in unit-based and organizational educational programs
  • Seek and accept guidance for additional learning needs

Teamwork

  • Participate in the orientation of new staff members, students and others as appropriate
  • Provide input into the clinical evaluation of staff, as appropriate
  • Adhere to departmental and nursing policies and aids in their interpretation to others
  • Participate in the cooperative effort and peer support required for the smooth running of the department, e.g., flexibility in relation to patient assignments, shift assignment, or work schedule

Additional duties as assigned

  • Must be a licensed RN in Massachusetts
  • For newly licensed nurses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is required
  • At least 2 years of experience as a RN required
  • ACLS certification required
  • Electronic Medical Record experience strongly preferred
  • Membership in professional organizations is recommended and certification in a specialty area is encouraged
  • Must show evidence of the basic analytic thinking necessary to care for a group of patients
  • Must demonstrate observational skills and the ability to set priorities
  • Must be able to function under stress with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must demonstrate effective skills in applying departmental standards in area of service, team work, communication, respect for others, and time/priority management