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LOC0001 - 55 Fogg Road55 Fogg Road Weymouth, MA 02190
Day/Eve Rotation (United States of America)
Manages individualized, outcome oriented nursing care through
the use of the nursing process. Provides care, treatment and
services through the successful coordination and completion of a
series of processes that include assessment, planning care,
providing care, in accordance with departmental and hospital
policies and procedures
- Medication Administration
a. Demonstrates knowledge of and follows SSH policies and
procedures for administering, transcribing, and recording
b. Completes medication reconciliation process following SSH
policy and procedure.
c. Demonstrates proper procedure for the documentation of
narcotic withdrawal, administration, verifies count, wastes per
policy and resolves narcotic discrepancy.
- Plan of care/Documentation/Patient Family Centered Care/Patient
Experience Develops, discusses, and communicates a prioritized
problem list/plan of care for each patient.
a. Develop, evaluate and update individualized plan of care for
patient and documents outcomes.
b. Initiating admission assessment within 8 hours of admissions,
identifies and documents patient/family/significant other teaching
needs upon admission and throughout hospitalization.
c. Continues assessment/reassessment and identifies care needs
within established nursing practice.
d. Documents all patient care following the department of
nursing policy, unit based standards, disease processes (CHF, PNA
vaccines) and nurse sensitive indicators (falls, skin, CAUTI)
e. Assess/reassesses and documents patient's level of comfort
utilizing the appropriate pain scale and the patient's response to
each intervention both pharmacological and non-pharmacological per
South Shore Hospital policy.
f. Works on behalf of patient /family. Seeks help to represent
patient/family when they are unable to represent themselves.
g. Raises ethical questions and concerns with clinical team.
Seeks available resources to help formulate and understand ethical
h. Actively communicates plan of day via white board updating
i. Facilitates discharge/transfer by goal of 12:00pm,
communicates barriers utilizing chain of command.
- Safety/Quality - Foster's a "Culture of Safety" through
personal ownership and commitment to a safe environment.
a. Verifies patient identification with two identifiers prior to
the start of any invasive procedure, including "time out",
administration of care, medications, labeled specimen's an
documents confirming the correct patient, procedure, site,
equipment and consent.
b. Complies with the current CDC hand hygiene guidelines through
proper handwashing. Adheres to universal precautions, makes
appropriate use of personal protective equipment at all times and
appropriately disposes of hazardous materials. Maintains awareness
of MSDS sheets and how to access.
c. Ensures environment meets regulatory requirements at all
d. Understands and is able to demonstrate individual roles and
responsibilities in the event of hospital codes/emergency
- Professional Development: Assumes overall responsibility for
own professional development by incorporating evidenced-based
practice, research, and performance improvement initiatives as a
part of ongoing nursing practice.
a. Obtains at least 5 contact hours per year in area of
b. Practices within the legal boundaries of MA Nurse Practice
Act. Directs other licenses and non-licensed personnel as
c. Displays the ability to accept and respond appropriately to
feedback and recommendations for change.
d. Demonstrates professional working relationships with
colleagues from all disciplines to promote a positive/encouraging
e. Critical Thinking: analyzes causes of problems, identifies
and evaluates alternative solutions, and selects appropriate
solution, and communicates appropriately and effectively utilizing
chain of command.
f. Accountable for being informed about changes in hospital
policy and procedure.
- Technology: Utilizes technological solutions to work processes
a. Access Lotus Notes to review email, learning management and
other resources as applicable to RN role.
b. Utilizes software applications required by department and
c. Accountable to understand how to operate in downtime.
a. Works within legal, regulatory and ethical standards relevant
to the position.
b. Complies with applicable policies and procedures.
c. Safeguards the privacy and security of patient information.
The employee compiles will policies and procedures relating to
SSH's privacy and security programs.
d. Brings potential compliance issues to a manager, supervisor,
director or VP.
e. Complies with the mandatory education requirements of the
compliance, privacy and security programs.
- Patient and Family Centered Care
a. Conveys respect for values, preferences, and expressed needs
of the patient and family.
b. Recognizes the patient, and family according to patient
preferences, as important members of the health care team.
c. Collaborates with the patient, and family according to
patient preferences, in planning, implementing, and evaluating
d. Welcomes the presence and participation of family members at
all times according to patient preferences, regardless of rounds,
change of shift, or other events on unit.
- Age & Culture
a. Possesses age and cultural knowledge and awareness.
b. Considers the individual needs of each person with whom they
c. Interacts with sensitivity in the delivery of care/services
of diverse populations as needed.
d. Effectively utilizes resources to provide care/services -
such as, interpreter services and on-line sources.
Minimum Education - Preferred
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
Minimum Work Experience
Previous Acute Care RN experience preferred
Depending on department Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification,
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification, Emergency
Response Training Certification, Neonatal Resuscitation Program
(NRP) Certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma
Nurse Core Course (TNCC), Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR)
Certification may be required
Responsibilities if Required:
Education if Required:
ACLS Instructor - American Heart Association (AHA) (Including
courses offered through SSH), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Certification - American Heart Association (AHA) (Including courses
offered through SSH), Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification -
American Heart Association (AHA) (Including courses offered through
SSH), BLS Instructor - American Heart Association (AHA) (Including
courses offered through SSH), Emergency Response Training (ERT)
Certification - SSH Education & Training, Neonatal Resuscitation
Program (NRP) Certification - American Heart Association (AHA)
(Including courses offered through SSH), Pediatric Advanced Life
Support (PALS) Certification - American Heart Association (AHA)
(Including courses offered through SSH), Registered Nurse - Board
of Registration in Nursing (Massachusetts), Trauma Care After
Resuscitation (TCAR) - TCAR Education Programs, Trauma Nurse Core
Course (TNCC) - Emergency Nurse's Association