Nurse Extern 2nd Flr Telemetry Per Diem Rotate FUH
Company: Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Posted on: May 31, 2021
GENERAL SUMMARY: The Nurse Extern role is designed to provide
expanded clinical experience for professional (RN) nursing students
and to assist the Registered Nursing staff by performing patient
care activities, to include participating in patient care planning,
implementation, observation and evaluation, as well as reporting
significant observations to a Registered Nurse.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Works under direction and
general supervision of the Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse, or
Registered Nurse as required and according to established nursing
policies and procedures and provides or assist staff with routine
patient care needs, communication, comfort, safety, documentation,
and treatments. Ensures quality and safe delivery of care to
patients in the following age groups: All ages - Neonate, Infancy,
Toddler, Preschool, School Age, Adolescent, Adult, and
- CLINICAL PRACTICE
Performs all aspects of clinical practice according to standards
of care, including, but not limited to: assessment, planning,
implementing, evaluation, intervention, organization of work,
priority setting, decision making and follow up, activities of
daily living. Participates in unit based quality control
initiatives, identifies opportunities for performance improvement,
and takes appropriate action.*
Duties and responsibilities to include but not limited to the
- Provides patients with physical, emotional, and spiritual care
using appropriate resources according to nursing policy and
procedures (i.e., bathing, bed making, positioning, ADLs, skin
care, incontinence care, toileting rounds every 2 hours).
- Perform routine treatment procedures and assist with specialty
- Assist nursing staff in complicated treatment procedures;
perform routine treatment procedures.
- Provide basic patient care; take and record vital signs to
include temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood
pressure and intake-output measurements.
- Collect, label, and transport specimens.
- Make rounds, handle patient requests, report and record changes
in condition or behavior of patients or unusual incidents, within
scope of training.
- Clean patient care rooms, equipment and instruments; report
equipment problems; order and store supplies; maintain appropriate
- Assist and accompany patients in the admission, transfer and
- Prepare patients for meals, and assist designated patients to
chair, with ambulation, or to the bathroom.
- QUALITY AND SAFETY
Demonstrates a proactive approach to patient safety by following
and adheres to standards of infection control in the care of all
patients. Reduces risks to patients, other employees, and self
through use of proper body mechanics. Demonstrates workplace pride
by maintaining patient areas in a neat and orderly condition (i.e.,
answers call lights in a timely manner, empties linens and fills
carts, and keeps table tops free of trash). In the event of
emergencies (fires, Code Blue, Code Purple, and stat calls),
performs assigned duties under the direction of the Nurse Manager
or Charge Nurse.
Completes documentation using approved MWMC forms according to
established legal and MWMC policy and procedure. Includes, but is
not limited to, SNAP tool, patient teaching forms, PIE notes, CBE
notations, and incident forms. Under the direction of registered
nurse mentor, transcribes and inputs physician orders accurately
and in a timely manner, using the nurse order entry system.4.
Communicates and collaborates with all health team members,
patients, and families face to face, using the telephone, or with
written adjuncts. Ensures patient care needs are met in a timely
manner and follow through is initiated and/or completed. May act as
a patient advocate. *Remains informed of discharge plans.
Encourages open communication to foster a positive, professional
environment. Incorporates the care model into patient care.
Utilizes systems to remain apprised of patient status/needs and of
facilitating information to mentoring nurse and oncoming
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Nursing Students who
have completed their first clinical rotation of an accredited
professional (RN) school of nursing program
CPR Certification required
- Excellent interpersonal skills
Keywords: Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Framingham , Nurse Extern 2nd Flr Telemetry Per Diem Rotate FUH, Other , Framingham, Massachusetts
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