STROKE NURSE, STAFF
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Summarize the nature and level of work performed.
Working in a busy stroke neurology division with multiple providers, the incumbent is responsible for assuring competent, compassionate, individualized, nursing care for adults and their families. The nurse is responsible and accountable for the overall nursing care management of a designated group of patients. She/he collaborates with the clinical care team to achieve optimal patient outcomes. The nurse will ensure that care is safe, efficient, effective, timely and meets the cultural, spiritual, and ethnic needs of each patient and family.
Additionally, the incumbent will also participate in clinical research trials with in scope of practice.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position. These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation.
1) Provides competent, compassionate patient 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, 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 teaching and discharge planning.
e) Documents relevant patient 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 quality as defined by the IOM 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
(c) values and preferences.
(d) Patient Centeredness all care and service will honor the individual patients their
(e) values, choices, culture, social context and specific needs.
(f) Timeliness waste no ones time, no unnecessary waiting.
(g) Efficiency remove all unnecessary processes or steps in a process, streamline all
(i) Equity all care and service will be fair and equitable the system will treat all
(j) patients equally.
l) Exhibits compliance with regulatory and quality and safety requirements.
2) 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 Nursing Director.
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) Adheres to Department requirements for required training.
iii) Identifies specific learning needs and goals and develops a plan to meet them.
iv) Contributes to relevant committees, professional meetings, continuing educational and/or formal academic programs.
SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: Must be realistic, objective, measurable and related to essential functions of this job.
* Possess sound judgment
* Ability to delegate and prioritize for self and others
* Ability to analyze complex situations and implement problem solving skills
* Strong planning, time management, organizational skills with an ability to multitask
* Good interpersonal skills
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team
* Reflective listener, commitment to ongoing learning to produce safe, effective, quality outcomes,
* Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a wide range of staff and interdisciplinary teams,
* Values diversity, integrity and confidentiality, professional demeanor and ability to represent the pediatrics in public venues.
* Apply practice guidelines to management as outlined by the MGH Stroke Service or American Heart Association secondary practice guidelines.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable): Specify minimum credentials and clearly indicate if preferred or required
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Maintain certification upon hiring in:
* NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS)
* Modified Rankin Score (mRS)
* Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
EDUCATION: Specify minimum education and clearly indicate if preferred or required
Bachelors degree in Nursing or Associate's degree in Nursing with relevant significant experience, Graduation must be from an accredited nursing program.
EXPERIENCE: Specify minimum creditable years of experience and clearly indicate if preferred or required
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable): List the number of FTEs supervised.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable): Indicate financial scope information, i.e.: size of budget, volume, revenue, etc., Indicate total physician/non-physician FTE scope
WORKING CONDITIONS: Describe the conditions in which the work is performed.
MGH main hospital Boston, MA
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