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Position: Staff Nurse - Outpatient
Department: OB/GYN Clinic
Schedule: Full Time
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.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:
Consistently and effectively utilizes all steps of the nursing process in the provision of timely, safe, efficient and appropriate patient/centered care.
Analyzes the assessment data to determine appropriate nursing diagnoses.
Identifies expected outcomes individualized to the patient.
Develops a plan of care that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.
Implements interventions identified in the nursing and medical plan of care.
Evaluates the patient's progress toward the attainment of clinical and educational outcomes.
Systematically evaluates the quality, cost, and effectiveness of nursing practice.
Acts in a professional manner relative to practice standards, statutes, and regulations.
The nurse acquires and maintains current knowledge in nursing practice.
The nurse contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues, and others.
The nurse's decisions and actions on behalf of patients are determined in an ethical manner.
The nurse collaborates with client, significant others and health care providers in delivering client care.
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.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification preferred.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification preferred.
Additional certifications may be required for certain practice areas.
OB/GYN experience necessary.
3-5 years of ambulatory or outpatient OB/GYN experience preferred.
GYN specialty experience preferred (i.e. GYN oncology, urogynecology, reproductive endocrinology)
Family planning experience preferred.
Fetal Monitoring experience/certification preferred.
Surgical service experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
OB/GYN experience necessary
Current basic cardiac life support certification.
Basic computer proficiency inclusive of ability to access, enters, 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., enterstomal 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 in accordance with 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: 19742
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