Perioperative Registered Nurse, Surgical Services per diem

Perioperative Registered Nurse, Surgical Services per diem
Job ID
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Full/Part Time
Per Diem
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We are Baystate Health- one of the largest health care systems in New England with over 11,500 employees, five hospitals and over 60 medical practices! Baystate Health is a not-for-profit, integrated health care system serving over 800,000 people throughout western New England. With roots dating to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing skilled and compassionate health care in the Pioneer Valley for more than 140 years.
Baystate Health is an integrated health care delivery system serving a population of nearly 1 million people in western Massachusetts. Baystate Health has been named a _Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Network_ for ten consecutive years by Verispan, a national research company. For the second time, Baystate Medical Center has been named a Magnet? hospital for excellence in nursing services and has been recognized as a _Top 15 Health System in the US_ by Truven? Healthcare Analytics.
As a comprehensive health care system, we have been nationally recognized for our quality care and a great place to work. Baystate Medical Center has been designated as a Magnet Hospital for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and was named one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. We are growing, offering room for a progressive career.
Responsible for the provision of basic nursing care to surgical patients in accordance with current BFMC Standards of Care and AORN, ASPAN, SGNA recommended practice and standards. Assumes accountability for the outcomes of nursing care. Collaborates with health team members, patients/families in the provision of care. Provides direct supervision to other health team members in the implementation of the patient care plan. Effectively delegates care to peers, department staff and other direct care givers consistent with their level of education and expertise. Acts as an advocate for patients/families/significant others. Assumes accountability for own professional practice and for aspects of nursing care delegated to others. Practices within accepted ethical and legal parameters of nursing. The Perioperative RN is responsible and accountable to provide patients with safe, quality, aseptic care during the Perioperative continuum including Pre-op, Post-op, Endoscopy, Minor Procedure and Pain Management. Administers and monitors therapeutic interventions proficiently. Demonstrates proficiency in applying the nursing process to assigned patients and families. Completes mandatory unit, Patient Care Division, and hospital wide in-services and requirements. Receives consistently positive performance appraisals in key areas of function and interpersonal skills.
This description covers the essential functions of the position. Employee is expected to perform other similar and related duties as assigned. Management has the right to change or add to the job responsibilities at any time.
+ Demonstrates clinically current knowledge, skill and competency including, but not limited to: Completion of mandatory annual clinical education, adherence to AORN, ASPAN, SGNA standards and recommended practices. Create and maintain sterile field. Perform sponge, sharp and instrument counts. Completes intraoperative/procedure documentation and accurate charging of supplies and equipment.
+ Upon identification of an actual or potential problem, the nurse promptly initiates a plan of care and updates per unit specific guidelines. Reassesses priorities and makes appropriate changes in plan of care with patient/family?s input. Formulates realistic and attainable goals appropriate to the hospital setting and discharge needs.
+ Analyzes the psycho-social impact of illness & hospitalization on individuals and families. Collaborates and negotiates with patients and families to arrive at an agreed upon plan of care.
+ Utilizes and communicates with physicians and interdisciplinary team members to establish goals.
+ Incorporates psycho-social, spiritual and cultural needs into plan of care.
+ For each assigned patient the nurse will proficiently implement the individualized plan of care. Demonstrates proficiency in clinical nursing skills time. Independently organizes own assignment and prioritizes plan of care accurately. Delegates aspects of care to other personnel consistent with job description and skill. Consistently initiates interventions to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment 100% of the time as evidenced by an absence of preventable incidents. Anticipates outcomes of physician orders and nursing actions and seeks explanation when in question. Demonstrates flexibility in care without deviating from BFMC standards, procedures or policies.
+ Responds consistently, to urgent and life-threatening situations with appropriate actions.
+ Provides formal and informal teaching relevant to health care needs of patients utilizing available resources. Ensures patients/families are informed concerning treatments, procedures and hospital policies and routines. Documents each phase of the. Initiates interdisciplinary discharge plan at time of admission. Completes appropriate discharge/transfer form and documents accordingly.
+ Associate Degree or Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing.
+ Minimum one year nursing experience. Preferred experience in Surgical Services.
+ RN- Licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to practice professional nursing.
+ CNOR, SGNA or ASPAN preferred
+ CPR, ACLS required
+ Variable start and end times
+ Must be available for on call rotation
Other Information
This is a per diem position located in Greenfield, MA. Candidate must be able to attend orientation in Holyoke and Springfield, MA.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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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