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Ambulatory Nurse

Job ID R2356 Full / Part Time:Full time
Location:Springfield,Massachusetts
Regular/Temporary:Regular

Summary: 


With guidance performs all responsibilities as documented in New Grad job description. Responsible for the provision of nursing care to patients in accordance with current BH Standards of Care. Administers and monitors patient response to therapeutic interventions. The nurse demonstrates knowledge and application of the nursing process as it relates to patients and families. He/she is accountable for professional nursing practice. The nurse collaborates with health team members, patients/families in the provision of care. Delegates to and provides direct supervision to other health team members as appropriate in the implementation of the patient care plan. He/she acts as an advocate for patients/families/significant others. Also, the nurse practices within accepted ethical and legal parameters of nursing.

Clinicians at this level are applying newly gained skills and knowledge to clinical and practice situations. The practice of a new clinician relies on theories, principles and rules in combination with past concrete experiences to guide practice. New clinicians require mentoring from experienced RNs. They learn and develop skills through the triangulation of knowledge, experience and mentorship.

This description covers the essential functions of the position. Incumbent is expected to perform similar and related duties as assigned. The Manager/Director is responsible for ensuring that the RN consistently meets the necessary behaviors.

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Clinical Decision Making
Establishes plan of care with patient/family and team/provider input, setting prioritizes and implementing the plan of care.
Builds on knowledge and experience to include more diagnoses and complicated medical patients.
Coordinates patient care ensuring access to care and patient follow through.
Demonstrates knowledge of current state and federal regulatory agency standards relating to infection control and public health.

2) Clinical Practice Innovation
Develops skill in recognizing need for improvement or changes in policies and procedures to improve quality of patient service, and practice operations.
Assists with the practice quality improvement efforts through data collection and contribution to performance improvement.
Makes recommendations for establishing protocols, treatment plans or programs. Assists with implementation of same.

3) Nurse Patient Family Relationship -
Establishes and maintains a healthy, balanced and therapeutic relationship with the patient and family within the integrated healthcare system based on patient and family needs. Demonstrates respect and advocates for the patent's rights, values and belief systems.
Develops patient trust and engages the patient/ family in care and treatment.
Understands social and cultural differences that might impede patient care.

4) Patient Family Education and Health Care Transition Management -
Gains knowledge and develops ability to educate patients and families taking in to account the learning style of patient and family.
Recognizes need for individualized patient education. Educates patient and family on health maintenance, disease process, care and medication management including side effects, interactions and obtaining refills etc.

5) Health Care Team Relationships
Works well and cooperatively. Demonstrates good rapport and working relationships with health care team.
Effectively demonstrates behaviors based on BH Operating Principles and Service Standards.

6) Communication -
Communicates appropriate data and pertinent patient information on a timely and regular basis to the patient and provider.

7) Leadership -
Demonstrates understanding of practice operations, processes and programs. Gives patients and fellow employees appropriate guidance as requested.
Recognizes and coordinates with others to present opportunities for improvement. Addresses clinical improvement needs of employees with supervisor or manager.
Delegates and negotiates responsibilities appropriately within health care team.

Required Work Experience: 

1) Must have one (1) year of clinical experience as an RN but not more than two (2) years clinical experience as an RN

Preferred Work Experience: 

1) None Listed

Skills and Competencies: 

1) Baystate Health required competencies per department

Education:

Bachelor of Nursing Degree, Diploma in Nursing (Required)

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Certifications:

Basic Life Support - American Heart Association, Registered Nurse - State of Massachusetts

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Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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