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Staff Nurse, Radiology

Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Danvers, MA
4 days ago
Danvers, MA
4 days ago
The Radiology Staff Nurse is a registered nurse who is responsible for assuring competent, compassionate nursing care for specific patients and families. Responsibilities include but are not limited to stress testing, point of care testing, pre-procedural assessment and preparation including starting IV's, hemodynamic monitoring during diagnostic and interventional procedures, and post-procedural recovery and teaching. The staff nurse collaborates with other professional, non professional and support staff. The staff nurse is responsible and accountable for the overall nursing care management of all Radiology and Cardiology patients.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provides competent, compassionate nursing care based on scientific principles and the use of nursing process.
  • Articulates the role of the staff nurse to the patient, family and health team members.
  • Coordinates involvement of the patient, family and health team members in patient care
    including patient/family teaching.
  • Performs a focused patient interview as an integral component of assessing patients' appropriateness for eligibility for stress testing
  • Independently performs both exercise and pharmacologic stress testing including 12 lead ECG interpretation, arrhythmia recognition, as well as recognizes indications for terminating the stress study.
  • Recognizes, assesses and responds to acute/emergency situations, including chest pain, shortness of breath, changes in mental status, arrhythmias, hemodynamic instability and syncope among others, airway assessment and initial management of a compromised patient (i.e. acute respiratory failure) and demonstrates the ability to respond appropriately including the ability to implement and direct initial cardiac resuscitative efforts.
  • Manages unexpected clinical situations and multiple competing priorities in a flexible and adaptable manner. Is able to appropriately and effectively prioritize and delegate responsibilities as needed.
  • Critically evaluates own decision making and judgments. Learns, adapts and improves own nursing practice based on evaluations of nursing performance and feedback.
  • Actively advocates for a safe patient experience. Assesses for, identifies and responds appropriately to patient care issues.
  • Documents relevant patient information on the data collection form and in the patient's chart.
  • 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 manner.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide direct nursing care with consideration of the aging process, human developmental stages, and cultural patterns.
  • Provides and maintains a therapeutic environment for patients and their families.
    2.0 Collaborates with other professionals and directs nonprofessional personnel in maintaining recognized standards.
    2.1 Teaches and directs all nursing/non-nursing personnel for whom she/he is responsible.
    2.2 Participates in orientation of new permanent and temporary staff members.
    2.3 Appropriately utilizes nursing resources.
    2.4 Interprets departmental policies and procedures to other health team members.
    3.0 Participates in daily operational activities necessary for safe patient/staff environment.
    3.1 Utilizes resources efficiently to facilitate optimal patient care.
    3.3 Participates in unit and departmental committees for formulation of policies and procedures.
    4.0 Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills based on current nursing education practices.
    4.1 Adheres to Department of Radiology and Cardiology requirements for required training.
    4.2 Identifies own learning needs and goals and develops a plan to meet them.
    4.3 Maintains and develops professional practice through continuing educational programs and appropriate learning experiences.
    4.4 Contributes to relevant committees, professional meetings, continuing educational and/or formal academic programs.
    4.5 Participates in documentation of Quality Assurance for Nursing staff as well as technologists, Radiologists, and Cardiologists.

  • Qualifications
    SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
    Basic and advanced cardiac life support certification, knowledge and qualification.
    Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) knowledge and qualification if caring for pediatric patients.
    Demonstrates Partner's Healthcare is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
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OR Staff Nurse (Danvers, MA)

Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Danvers, MA
4 days ago
Danvers, MA
4 days ago
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The staff nurse is a licensed registered nurse who is responsible for assuring competent, compassionate, individualized, nursing care for specific patients and families, including delegation to and supervision of non-professional clinical and support staff. The staff nurse is responsible and accountable for the overall nursing care management of a designated group of patients. She/he collaborates with the Nurse Manager and members of the Patient Care Team to achieve optimal Patient outcomes. She/he also collaborates with the patient toward meeting the needs and expectations of the patient and family. Staff nurses ensure that care is safe, efficient, effective, timely and meets the cultural, spiritual, and ethnic needs of each patient and family.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Provides competent, compassionate patient- and family-centered nursing care based on scientific principles and the use of the nursing process and interdisciplinary teamwork.
a) Provides and maintains a therapeutic environment for patients and families.
b) Articulates the professional nursing role to the patient, family and health team members.
c) Identifies, plans and implements nursing interventions. Facilitates, and evaluates outcomes of nursing care for an individual patient or group of patients.
d) Coordinates involvement of the patient, family and health team members in patient care, including patient/family education, teaching and discharge planning.
e) Documents relevant patient data / information.
f) Communicates the plan of care and other pertinent information to/from other health care team members. Promotes continuity of care through effective hand-offs.
g) Helps define standards of excellence for patient care; participates in improvement of patient care services in a cost-effective way.
h) Performs specific functions as described in the unit scope of service.
i) Provides care appropriate to age group of patients on assigned unit(s) as described in relevant unit scope of service.
j) Participates in, and contributes to, performance improvement activities.
k) Integrates the six aims of performance improvement into care delivery:
(a) Safety - no needless death, injury, pain or suffering for patients or staff.
(b) Effectiveness - care and service will be based on best evidence, informed by patient values and preferences.
(c) Patient Centeredness - all care and service will honor the individual patients - their values, choices, culture, social context and specific needs.
(d) Timeliness - waste no one's time; no unnecessary waiting.
(e) Efficiency - remove all unnecessary processes or steps in a process; streamline all activities.
(f) Equity - all care and service will be fair and equitable - the system will treat all patients equally.
l) Exhibits compliance with regulatory and quality and safety requirements.
2) Collaborates with other professionals and directs support staff and nonprofessional nursing personnel in maintaining recognized standards.
a) Teaches and directs all nonprofessional nursing personnel for whom she/he is responsible.
b) Participates in orientation of new permanent and temporary staff members.
c) Appropriately utilizes nursing resources.
d) Interprets hospital and departmental policies and procedures to nurses and other health team members.
3) Participates in daily operational activities necessary for safe patient/staff environment.
a) Utilizes resources efficiently to facilitate optimal patient care.
b) Provides input to the Nurse Manager regarding unit needs.
c) Participates in unit and departmental committees for formulation of nursing and hospital policies and procedures.
d) Professional Development:
i) Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills based on current nursing education practices.
ii) Within the framework of the Patient Care Services nursing Scope of Service (NPM 5.0 Guidelines-Patient Care: Statement of Accountability and Scope of Practice) and The Clinical Recognition Program (See guidelines, http://www.mghpcs.org/IPC/Programs/Recognition/Index.asp), collaborates with nurse manager and others to identify his/her level of practice and with clinical leadership, identifies appropriate learning experiences to enhance their professional development.
iii) Adheres to Department and Patient Care Services nursing requirements for required training.
iv) Identi Partner's Healthcare is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Posted

4 days ago

Description

The Radiology Staff Nurse is a registered nurse who is responsible for assuring competent, compassionate nursing care for specific patients and families. Responsibilities include but are not limited to stress testing, point of care testing, pre-procedural assessment and preparation including starting IV's, hemodynamic monitoring during diagnostic and interventional procedures, and post-procedural recovery and teaching. The staff nurse collaborates with other professional, non professional and support staff. The staff nurse is responsible and accountable for the overall nursing care management of all Radiology and Cardiology patients.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides competent, compassionate nursing care based on scientific principles and the use of nursing process.
  • Articulates the role of the staff nurse to the patient, family and health team members.
  • Coordinates involvement of the patient, family and health team members in patient care
    including patient/family teaching.
  • Performs a focused patient interview as an integral component of assessing patients' appropriateness for eligibility for stress testing
  • Independently performs both exercise and pharmacologic stress testing including 12 lead ECG interpretation, arrhythmia recognition, as well as recognizes indications for terminating the stress study.
  • Recognizes, assesses and responds to acute/emergency situations, including chest pain, shortness of breath, changes in mental status, arrhythmias, hemodynamic instability and syncope among others, airway assessment and initial management of a compromised patient (i.e. acute respiratory failure) and demonstrates the ability to respond appropriately including the ability to implement and direct initial cardiac resuscitative efforts.
  • Manages unexpected clinical situations and multiple competing priorities in a flexible and adaptable manner. Is able to appropriately and effectively prioritize and delegate responsibilities as needed.
  • Critically evaluates own decision making and judgments. Learns, adapts and improves own nursing practice based on evaluations of nursing performance and feedback.
  • Actively advocates for a safe patient experience. Assesses for, identifies and responds appropriately to patient care issues.
  • Documents relevant patient information on the data collection form and in the patient's chart.
  • 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 manner.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide direct nursing care with consideration of the aging process, human developmental stages, and cultural patterns.
  • Provides and maintains a therapeutic environment for patients and their families.

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

    2.1 Teaches and directs all nursing/non-nursing personnel for whom she/he is responsible.

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

    2.3 Appropriately utilizes nursing resources.

    2.4 Interprets departmental policies and procedures to other health team members.

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

    3.1 Utilizes resources efficiently to facilitate optimal patient care.

    3.3 Participates in unit and departmental committees for formulation of policies and procedures.

    4.0 Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills based on current nursing education practices.

    4.1 Adheres to Department of Radiology and Cardiology requirements for required training.

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

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

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

    4.5 Participates in documentation of Quality Assurance for Nursing staff as well as technologists, Radiologists, and Cardiologists.


  • Qualifications
    SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

    Basic and advanced cardiac life support certification, knowledge and qualification.

    Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) knowledge and qualification if caring for pediatric patients.

    Demonstrates Partner's Healthcare is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

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Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Massachusetts General Hospital, a leading medical center located in the heart of Boston, is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in America. Mass General is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all of our staff physicians serve on the faculty. Mass General trains the next generation of medical and scientific leaders and conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States.

We are committed to delivering the most advanced and compassionate care, pushing the boundaries of medicine, educating the next generation of care providers and researchers, and making a difference in the health of the communities we serve – locally and around the world.

Company Size

10,000 employees or more

Founded

1811