Hebrew SeniorLife

  • LPN/RN - 24 Hour Evening - 5 Berger Long Term Chronic Care Hospital (LTCH)

    Job Locations US-MA-Roslindale
    Job ID
    2019-2609
    Category
    Nursing - Licensed
  • Overview

    The Registered Nurse (RN) will utilize the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to ensure quality-nursing care and to maximize the quality of life for the patients. The RN is an integral member of the clinical support team, and collaborates with other multidisciplinary members to meet the clinical needs of the patients. The RN is an active supporter of the culture change initiatives, and serves as a role model and mentor to others.  

     

    In addition, the RN will demonstrate a strong commitment to the philosophy and mission of Hebrew SeniorLife and recognize patient’s dignity and choice in all aspects of daily life. They are an active participant in the activities, work, and social environment of the units, and strive to make every patient encounter into a positive and meaningful experience and opportunity, while ensuring the provision of safe and efficient quality care.

    Responsibilities

      1. Ensures all care delivered is within the scope and established standards of safe professional nursing practice and HSL core competencies
      2. Collaborates with other members of the clinical support team (MD, NP, nurses, social worker, therapists, dietician) to meet the clinical needs of the patient and monitor outcomes of care
      3. Adheres to best practice recommendations and implements evidence based interventions to ensure optimum outcomes for patients
      4. Practices in a primary nursing model and maintains accountability for a set of assigned patients
      5. Collaborates and participates in care planning activities and supports autonomy and individual choice wherever possible
      6. Ensures adherence to the plan of care, revises as necessary, and ensures the plan accurately reflects an individualized approach to patient’s needs
      7. Documents appropriately in the electronic medical record
      8. Identifies and seeks out necessary resources as needed to ensure the provision of safe and effective care
      9. Delegates and supervises clinical care delivered by the licensed practical nurse and the nursing assistant
      10. Assumes accountability for his/her own learning needs and professional development
      11. Demonstrates critical thinking abilities in problem resolution
      12. Role models professional behavior
      13. Actively participates in shared governance, committees, etc
      14. Collaborates in the development of new work processes and systems
      15. Serves as a resource and support to the elder assistants in the units
      16. Identifies and responds to safety concerns on the unit and neighborhood
      17. Maintains compliance with policies, procedures, practice and regulatory matters
      18. Participates in the collection and monitoring of quality data to ensure high standards of care
      19. Participates in performance improvement projects
      20. Participate and assists with activities (i.e. assist with serving meals)
      21. Serves as a coach and mentor to all staff, i.e. PCAs and LPNs
      22. May be assigned charge nurse responsibilities. Responsibilities may include:
      • Giving shift report to on coming staff
      • Provide clinical/supervisory oversight to assigned unit during shift
      • Delegate assignments to team assigned to shift
      • Initiate necessary reports including DPH, incident reports, concern resolutions
      • Assure completion of admission or discharges during shift
      • Attend rounds (wound, physician etc)
      • Provides oversight of LPN assessments (as assigned) and co-signs nursing assessments and initial care plans.
      • If acting in the capacity of charge nurse, may develop patient care assignments (appointing other staff, RN, LPN or PCA to implement an established care plan for a designated period of work time), create schedules, and contribute to performance evaluations and educating other staff on HSL policy and procedure.

    Qualifications

    • Graduate of approved school of nursing required; BSN preferred
    • Current Massachusetts license as an R.N. in good standing
    • Previous experience preferred
    • Understand the philosophy and support the model of care at HRC required
    • Must be professional, proactive, collaborative, conscientious and results-oriented individual. Must have an optimistic and positive demeanor, excellent oral and written communication skills, good intuition and able to adapt to changing priorities and display good, sound judgment with a sense of humor.      
    • Superb organizational skills. Must have solid analytical skills. Must be creative and proactive yet disciplined, discriminating and able to streamline work volume in order to maintain bottom line efforts in midst of multi-tasking and daily re-prioritizing. Must have ability to innovate, think strategically and conceptually, manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle even difficult situations.
    • Must be motivated to learn and flexible to change

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