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Beth Israel Lahey Health Allied Health (Co-Op) 32hr, Nights in Needham, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Temporary

Scheduled Hours:

32

Work Shift:

Night (United States of America)

The BID Needham Nursing Mission is to build on a legacy of nursing excellence by caring with compassion and advocating for the health of patients, families, and communities. This role collaborates with a nursing team to provide quality patient care. Reporting to a registered nurse, this person is someone enrolled in a University's Nursing Co-Op program and seeking additional hands-on experience. Training, evaluation and competencies for this role are overseen by a Nurse Leader to the department.

Job Description:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides basic supportive care to patients including specific treatments and procedures related to Activities of Daily Living.

Completes all assignments in a timely manner by the end of the shift

Collaborates with nursing staff to determine patient care plans.

Consistently demonstrates a familiarity with the duties required of a nursing technician and performs all duties accurately in accordance with departmental policies and procedures; readily observes or assists others to obtain further knowledge.

Always follows the nursing care plan; observes established policies and procedures for proper patient treatment and care.

Prioritizes assigned patient care duties in an organized manner.

Ensures patient safety in relation to patient psychological and physical condition.

Uses proper body mechanics when providing patient care.

Adheres to safety measures per policy when caring for patients in physical restraints.

Consistently provides care which demonstrates an understanding of the needs and age-related requirements of the adult and geriatric age groups.

Uses 2 patient identifiers per policy when providing care.

Demonstrates an awareness of universal precautions when performing patient care.

Demonstrates knowledge of infection control and isolation procedures.

Assists patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living.

Accurately takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, whole blood glucose, weight, and intake and output measurements.

Demonstrates knowledge of correct bed making procedures (occupied, unoccupied, and postop).

Reports any patient concerns or questions to the appropriate staff member.

Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.

Always reports all variations from baseline vital signs and other changes in patient status, promptly to the nurse.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • High School diploma or GED required.

  • 0-1 years related work experience required.

  • Patient care experience required through any of the following areas: CNA, MA, EMT, PCT certificate; or Allied Health, Pre Med, and Physician Assistant candidates, or Home Health Aide experience.

  • Enrolled in a University’s Co-op program required.

  • AHA BLS Certification or equivalent required, or must be obtained within 30 days of hire.

  • Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.

POPULATION SPECIFIC CARE COMPETENCIES:

Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal: Birth to 6 months, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30-60 years, Elderly: 60-over.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT: Inpatient Nursing Unit, or other clinical practice setting.

PHYSICAL EFFORT REQUIRED: Physical ability to meet the core job responsibilities in accordance with practice setting demands for patient populations regularly served.

SAFETY: Completes Hospital and Departmental orientation; then annually completes Employee Comprehensive Education, Sexual Harassment, Compliance, and other required trainings and competencies as assigned from time-to-time, and within established timelines for completion.

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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