Lahey Health Registered Nurse (RN) - 40 hours in Lynn, Massachusetts
Welcome to BayRidge Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. BayRidge Hospital provides psychiatric services to the residents of the North Shore and greater Lynn communities. BayRidge Hospital provides accessible, high-quality substance abuse and mental health treatment. The 62-bed psychiatric hospital in Lynn offers a continuum of psychiatric and chemical dependency services on an inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient basis.
BayRidge Hospital, A member of Beth Israel Lahey Health, promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care. You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork, and Empathy.
About the Job
Assumes responsibility for providing skilled, creative, high quality nursing care to patients by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care on a 24 hour basis from admission to discharge. Collaborates with other nursing staff and other allied disciplines to ensure that a safe and therapeutic environment is maintained for all patients. Is accountable for directing and supervising the care provided by the Mental Health Counselors. Assumes responsibility for utilizing financial, human and material resources in an efficient manner.
Essential Functions/Key Responsibilities:
- Is expected to support the hospital in such a manner that there is a strong and positive commitment to quality patient care.2. Serve as a preceptor for new employees and educate staff, as needed.3. Utilize supervision in a positive and thoughtful manner to enhance professional improvement and development.4. Attend clinical meetings that will have a positive impact on patient care.5. Maintain solid understanding of hospital policies and protocols, practices within those policies and protocols, and enforces such when appropriate.6. Participate in any ongoing quality improvement studies that will have positive patient care outcomes.7. Maintain understanding of and follow regulatory agencies’ expectations and guidelines (i.e. DMH, DPH, JCAHO, payors, etc.).8. Assess, plan and implement care on all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments, and changes in the patient’s status. Report and record any findings to the MD and charge nurse.9. Perform the role of medical nurse when assigned, assist the consulting internist and Nurse Practitioner with exams and perform treatments, tests and procedures as ordered.10. Monitor the patient milieu for safety issues and assist with promoting a positive therapeutic environment.11. Respond to patient care needs and issues, assist patients with personal hygiene and other activities of daily living. Collaborate with and direct other nursing staff to assist with any patient nursing needs.12. Admit, discharge and transfer patients to and from department/unit ensuring that patient safety is addressed and monitor patient valuables during belongings search.13. Participate in treatment team meetings and develop plans of care.14. Administer medications to assigned patients and monitor effectiveness.15. Maintain yearly/biyearly requirements of CPR and Aggression Management.16. Perform other duties as assigned.
Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Bachelor’s in nursing preferred from an accredited school of nursing with current professional license (RN license) registration in Massachusetts. Basic Life Support (BLS) required.Exhibits ability to be competent in the following areas:1. Psychotropic medication administration and monitoring2. Drug and alcohol withdrawal3. De-escalation/Restraint ManagementDemonstrates leadership qualities with adaptive abilities and strong interpersonal relations skills. Possessmanagement skills and the ability to effectively supervise employees. Ability to use sound administrative practices. Work cooperatively and effectively with others and ability to adapt to changes in the workplace.Must be fluent in English (verbal and written).
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