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Harvard University Registered Staff Nurse III in Cambridge, Massachusetts

54929BRAuto req ID:54929BRJob Code:W0657P HLT Registered Staff Nurse III Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Registered Staff Nurse IIISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :057Time Status:Part-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills

  • Knowledge of and previous experience working with an electronic medical record

  • Ability to organize tasks, problem solve, and respond in times of multiple demands and urgent situations

Additional Information: Minimum of two years’ experience in a clinic or ambulatory setting with one year experience in triage, Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Department:Medical AreaPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, EmploymentJob Function:Health Care School/Unit:University Health Services EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Typical Core Duties:

  • Responsible for the nursing plan of care of assigned panel of patients in collaboration with other team members assigned to the same panel of patients

  • Responsible for telephone triage and patient education

  • Review medical record for pertinent previous and current medical information

  • Interview patients for assessment of current problems, medications and allergies

  • Administer medications according to policy and procedure

  • Perform nursing procedures in accordance with the clinician’s orders

  • Identify acute versus emergency situations and responds to emergencies according to policy

  • Document all care provided in a concise and complete manner

  • Ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Graduate of accredited nursing program

  • Minimum of 1 years relevant work experience

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Registered Nurse license in Massachusetts

Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting (approximately 20 to 30 pounds), bending, and other physical exertion

  • Ability to stand for extended periods

Working Conditions:

  • May be required to work nights and weekends

Job-Specific Responsibilities: NURSING ASSESSMENT:

  • Interviews patients for assessment of current problem/s, medications and allergies.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and competence in ability to triage patient visits and/or calls; prioritize issues and make appropriate referrals.

  • Reviews medical record for pertinent previous and current medical information.

  • Documents nursing assessment of current problem and pertinent history.

    TREATMENT PLAN OF CARE:

  • Establishes and documents individualized patient treatment regimen.

  • Demonstrates collaboration with patient, family, multidisciplinary team and community providers to provide care needs.

  • Demonstrates an ability to work effectively and communicate frequently with other members of the patient care team.

    IMPLEMENTATION:

  • Adheres to nursing and department standards, policies, procedures and protocols.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in performing nursing procedures according to guidelines, policy and procedure.

  • Performs telephone triage within the scope of nursing practice.

  • Utilizes triage skills to facilitate patient access to primary care provider through visits or telephone consults.

  • Administers medications according to policy and procedure.

  • Performs prescription refills according to policy and procedure.

  • In collaboration with ordering provider performs follow-up of lab and diagnostic studies.

  • Identifies acute versus emergency situations and responds to emergencies according to policy.

  • Participates in the monitoring of patients in the Coumadin Program.

  • Facilitates and assists in the coordination of patient referrals.

  • Documents all care provided in a concise and complete manner.

  • Communicates in writing and/or verbally patient’s response to treatment.

  • Provides, documents patient and family education related to disease, medication and treatment regimes.

  • Maintains pharmaceuticals in collaboration with other members of the health care team.

  • Maintains a smooth, organized flow of the clinic.

  • Demonstrates accountability for problem resolution.

    EVALUATION:

  • Provides oral and written communication of patient’s response to treatment plan.

  • Monitors patient satisfaction and responds accordingly.

  • Demonstrates improvements in personal performance and clinic operations based upon input from patient, family, team and supervisor.

    PROFESSIONAL/TEAM WORKPLACE ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Adheres to regulatory guidelines i.e. AAAHC, DPH, OSHA, etc.

  • Adheres to departmental and unit specific policies, procedures, clinical guidelines and protocols.

  • Participates in development and revision of policies, procedures and protocols.

  • Participates in staff education.

  • Maintains licensure and continuing education requirements.

  • Attends staff meetings and educational offerings required by the Department.

  • Participates in organizational development activities.

  • Provides coverage to other areas as necessary.

  • Performs related duties as required.

  • Acts as a preceptor and participates in the orientation of new personnel.

  • Plans for time off in advance and according to clinic policy.

  • Provides proper notification for absences or tardiness.

  • Is dependable, punctual and prepared for duties at start of shift.

  • Is flexible and responsive to the needs of the clinic and department in regard to work schedule.

  • Assumes responsibility for transferring work assignment to another staff nurse when leaves from work are planned.

  • Participates in health assistant competency program.

  • Demonstrates caring and willingness to help in all interactions.

  • Cooperates and complies with goals/projects of clinic and department.

  • Utilizes time productively.

  • Maintains professional conduct and appearance.

  • Demonstrates essential knowledge and skills for identifying and treating anaphylaxis in the clinical setting.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to perform peak flow monitoring.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to identify and respond to life threatening arrhythmias.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in performing nebulizer treatments.

  • Demonstrates skills necessary to perform an EKG.

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