Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Registered Nurse in Needham, Massachusetts
Job LocationNeedham, Massachusetts
Req ID 17670BR
Department Description: The ICU is a 7-bed unit that provides critical care for medical, surgical and cardiac patients. Patients may be transferred to the ICU from the medical/surgical unit, the PACU, the ED, and from other units within the hospital. Patients are admitted to and discharged from the ICU per physician order. Treatment modalities available in the ICU include hemodynamic support, mechanical ventilation and other forms of respiratory support. The ICU also serves as a venue for various procedures and functions as a recovery room during off hours and weekends. All ICU nurses are ACLS certified.Job Location: Needham, MAReq ID: 17670BRJob Summary: The Registered Nurse is responsible for direct and indirect nursing care, health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and rehabilitation.
The Registered Nurse collaborates with physicians and other disciplines to ensure quality, cost effective patient care.
Mutually formulates outcome with the patient, significant others and health care team when appropriate
Effectively delegates appropriate patient care activities to co-workers with appropriate knowledge and skill level. Holds co-workers accountable for completing delegated tasks in a timely manner
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the population groups of patients regularly served; seeks assistance from resources if other population groups need care.
As required, performs patient teaching and provides care to patients in accordance with plan of care and practice standards
Provides care in a non-judgmental manner that respects patients' rights, autonomy, dignity and confidentiality
Identifies quality improvement opportunities and participates in improvement initiatives.
Associate's degree required .
License required: Nursing License
0-1 years related work experience required.
Previous experience preferred
Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Written Communications:Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
Team Work:Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.