About Brigham and Women’s Health Care Center - Westwood:
Opening October 1, 2018, the newly-constructed Brigham and Women’s Health Care Center-Westwood is looking for dynamic people with a flexible, collaborative spirit to be a part of a high-functioning, customer-focused team to serve the greater Westwood community! Our new Center is located at Westwood’s vibrant new University Station development of retail, restaurants, business, hotel, and health-related enterprises. Each of our team members must embody a commitment to high quality patient care standards, a commitment to teamwork, and a dedication to putting every patient first, every day.
While the Center’s location is over 15 miles from the main campus of BWH, it is an expectation that the Center’s services offered will comply with the standards of care found at our main campus. Physicians practicing at the Center will be credentialed through BWH and will provide the same standard of care that makes the BWH nationally recognized for clinical excellence. Staff are BWH employees and must demonstrate the same high level of competence and professionalism found at the main campus. Travel to main campus may be required for professional development or business reasons.
Expectations for all Brigham and Women’s Health Care Center-Westwood Employees:
Each employee is responsible for understanding the importance of and contributing to creating an environment that puts Patients First. To that end, all Center employees are expected to:
Work in an efficient manner
Practice safe patient care
Practice multi-disciplinary cross-coverage duties as needed
Work effectively in a team environment
Demonstrate a consistently high level of professionalism
Provide excellent, consistent customer service
Be willing to participate in changes to improve the Patient First environment.
These eight expectations are key to the Center’s success and are core competencies required by all Center employees, regardless of role.
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Nursing at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is known for their excellent clinical practice and for keeping patients and their families at the center of all they do. We understand that great care is shaped by relationships with patients and their families. That’s why we’re committed to knowing our patients on a deeper level — not just as patients, but as individuals — to ensure that they, and their families, feel known and cared for.
As BWH, we proudly work together with a spirit of inquiry and a deep commitment to providing the highest quality, evidence-informed and theory-guided care in an inclusive environment. We work each day to achieve our vision — to provide excellent care to patients and families, with the best staff, in the safest environment.
Just as we have been able to reinvent health care, we have also transformed health care careers. Whether measured in terms of lives saved, awards earned, or the personal satisfaction of stretching your talents – a career with BWH is unlike any other in the health care field. Here you'll find a workplace where collaboration and teamwork are the norm, not the exception – physicians, nurses, technicians, staff and management form a close-knit bond, based on mutual respect and devotion to our patients. If you want an enormously fulfilling career, there’s no better place to be.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Accepts assignments for patient care within the scope of his/her preparation. The LPN is responsible for participating in assessment, planning and evaluation of ambulatory nursing care delivered, incorporating physical, emotional and socioeconomic needs of the patient.
Administers medication according to established policies and procedures. Documents observed patient reactions to medication therapy.
Demonstrates awareness of accepted standards of practice and participates in planning, implementation, evaluating and revising care as necessary. Accurately performs patient intake and patient/room preparation duties
Inform patients of laboratory and pathology results as directed by physician.
Responsible for procedure set-up and physician assistance for all procedures, using sterile technique as needed.
Performs triage functions as needed, including but not limited to; patient phone calls and patients who present to the Urgent Care Center.
Keep physicians, other staff, and patients up to date on waiting times as dictated by Urgent Care Center standards.
Assists with patient education including but not limited to; wound care, procedure preparation, disease management and medication instructions.
Documents interventions, teaching, prescription renewals and other nursing interventions in the appropriate IS/paper systems in accordance with BWH policies.
Follows infection control, regulatory, and compliance guidelines per hospital standards, including sterilization of instruments.
Makes appropriate use of supplies, equipment and other resources, helping to maintain a cost effective program.
Responsible for monitoring the inventory of equipment and supplies used for the delivery of clinical care, and assists the medical assistant with ordering and stocking as needed.
Consults with physicians, nurses, advance practice providers and other members of the health care team in the planning, delivery and evaluation of patient care.
Keeps informed of personnel policies and incorporate them into behaviors as indicated.
Attends all required staff meetings.
Performs annual competencies.
Performs other duties as assigned
Graduate of an LPN program with current Massachusetts Licensure as Licensed Practical Nurse.
Must be certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support or willing to become certified upon hire
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Must have necessary analytical, judgmental and interpersonal skills to deal effective with patients, families, and co-workers.
Ability to multi-task effectively in a busy environment.
Communicates effectively with physicians and other health care providers to facilitate high quality patient care.
Ability to handle sensitive information.
Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
Ability to stand and move for extended periods.
Ability to work in close contact with patients
Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with fellow employees.
Must demonstrate ability to work as a team member.
Willingness to cross-cover for other employees in other roles as the need arises.
Treats all patients, family members and co-workers with dignity and professionalism.
Must be able to communicate with patients and other parties from a wide range of age groups, socioeconomic levels, cultures, languages, etc.
Must be able to assist movement impaired patients from waiting area to exam rooms in a respectful manner to the patients and their families, and that will not compromise treatment.
Ability to use personal computers and select software applications.
Ambulatory clinic healthcare environment.
Some exposures to communicable diseases, unpleasant odors, needle and blood products in a normal patient environment
No responsibility for the work of others.
No direct fiscal responsibility.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by BWH/Partners.
Follows safe practices required for the position.
Complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and procedures.
Fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate.
Brings potential matters of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital 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.
: MA-Westwood-BWH Westwood, Fl 2
BWH Westwood, Fl 2
1 Brigham Way University Station
: Licensed Practical Nurse
: Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
Standard Hours : 40
Recruiting Department : BWH Foxborough Administration
: May 18, 2018