Company: Mount Auburn Hospital
Posted on: June 7, 2021
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Works collaboratively with members of the CareTeam to ensure
that patients receive skilled nursing care that meets their
individual needs. This will be measured by Picker results. a.
Assesses patients' needs, plans care and coordinates appropriate
assignments for team members 100% of the time. b. Participates in
team meetings. c. Establishes relationships with staff that promote
a professional and productive work environment. d. Evaluates and
documents outcomes of patient care. Actively participates in
quality assurance programs. e. Communicates with other team members
regarding patients. f. Serves as a resource for difficult or
complex situations. Refers appropriate problems to nurse
coordinator. g. Participates in presenting education programs to
team members to ensure competence. h. Works with team members to
monitor patient satisfaction and develop appropriate interventions.
i. Administers medication according to nursing/hospital/unit
policy/procedure without errors 100% of the time.
Provides direct patient care as a member of the CareTeam. a.
Provides and documents competent nursing care based on scientific
principles and uses the nursing process and meets policy. b.
Administers medications according to nursing, hospital, unit policy
and procedures and meets outcome measures.
Education is planned and provided according to care plan and
predicted Length of Stay for every patient who is alert and able to
comprehend. Family members and care givers are included in
education as appropriate. a. Participates in the development of
educational materials/presentations for patients and/or significant
others and documents outcome in the medical record. b. Ensures that
patients and significant others receive education regarding
discharge and the community services available.
- Works with the CareTeam members to manage the patient's stay in
the hospital based on anticipated length of stay. Every patient has
a targeted length of stay and a care plan that reflects that
target. a. Works with team to plan care according to anticipated
Length of Stay, clinical path and/or protocols. b. Collaborates
with nurse coordinator, case managers, physicians and other
departments to ensure appropriate LOS and discharge planning. c.
Coordinates timely completion of procedures, tests and consults
during hospital stay. d. Communicates clinical information to
appropriate parties. e. Collaborates with team members to plan for
improvements regarding patient care. f. Monitors LOS for
observation patients and collaborates with nurse coordinators and
case managers to ensure appropriate stay. g. Discharge planning
begins day one for all patients. Family members are included in
this process. h. All patients returning home receive a written
discharge or instruction plan prior to discharge 100% of the
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Knowledge of nursing process, theories, and clinical expertise
related to patient care, normally acquired through the completion
of a nursing training program at an NLN accredited school of
Current registration in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Interpersonal skills to interact with patients, families, and a
multidisciplinary team of health-care personnel to resolve complex
- Able to acquire through training programs and continuing
education technical knowledge related to assigned area.
Keywords: Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge , Registered Nurse-Hem/Oncology, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts
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