REGISTERED NURSE / PER DIEM - BWPO HARBOR MEDICAL ASSOCIATES - FLOAT POOL at Brigham & Women's Physicians Organization(BWPO) in Weymouth, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:

The Registered Nurse reporting to the Practice Manager is a professional nurse who is responsible and accountable for planning and providing patient care for assigned patients in multiple specialties. The registered nurse demonstrates initiative, knowledge and clinical skills in caring for the patient. The Registered Nurse demonstrates the ability to effectively manage patients by assuming full responsibility for the assessment, plan, implementation and evaluation of patient care.

Organization of Patient Care

  • Accountable for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating a plan of care for patient assignment in practices that cover a variety of specialties

  • Sets priorities when organizing care for patients with varying acuity

  • Maintain continuity through clear and concise (verbal and written) communication

  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of growth and development of the adult and geriatric patient

Quality of Care

  • Document patient care in a clear, complete, concise manner and in compliance with nursing documentation standards

  • Develop a comprehensive plan of care based on data from an initial assessment of patient and family, information from other members of the health care team, intra-agency referral and previous medical records

  • Triage patient phone calls

  • Develop comprehensive educational plan for the patient and family, utilizing appropriate resources and documents per the department's documentation standards

  • Develop comprehensive care plan utilizing appropriate resources and referrals including community resources when needed

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the plan of care and documents progress in meeting stated goals and revise plan of care as needed to achieve desired outcomes

  • Participate actively in quality management and/or quality improvement programs

  • Provide a safe environment for patients, staff, family and visitors

  • Administer medication and/or vaccinations safely per established policies and procedures

  • Perform nursing procedures safely and efficiently

  • Use procedural equipment safely and efficiently

  • Demonstrate awareness of potential/actual risks of infection and modes of transmission and take universal precautions in nursing practice


  • Interact with patients, families, and colleagues in a professional manner

  • Collaborate with other discipline(s) outside of home practice

  • Develop, utilize and evaluate unit-specific standards of care

  • Participate in determining and implementing goals and objectives for the unit

  • Participate in determining goals and objectives in the periodic review and evaluation

  • May serve on unit-based and organizational committees, and disseminates information to peers


  • Assume responsibility for personal and professional growth through identification of own learning needs

  • Share knowledge and experience with colleagues

  • Work regularly with Professional Development Manager on educational needs regarding patient care and population

  • Participate in unit-based and organizational educational programs

  • Seek and accept guidance for additional learning needs


  • Participate in the orientation of new staff members, students and others as appropriate

  • Provide input into the clinical evaluation of staff, as appropriate

  • Adhere to departmental and nursing policies and aids in their interpretation to others

  • Participate in the cooperative effort and peer support required for the smooth running of the department, e.g., flexibility in relation to patient assignments, shift assignment, or work schedule


  • Limited travel maybe required for training

  • Floating to other offices/locations maybe required

  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Must be a licensed RN in Massachusetts

  • For newly licensed nurses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is required

  • At least 2 years of experience as a RN required

  • Electronic Medical Record experience strongly preferred

  • Membership in professional organizations is recommended and certification in a specialty area is encouraged

  • Must show evidence of the basic analytic thinking necessary to care for a group of patients

  • Must demonstrate observational skills and the ability to set priorities

  • Must be able to function under stress with good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Must demonstrate effective skills in applying departmental standards in area of service, team work, communication, respect for others, and time/priority management

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.
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