MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care
system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center is
committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a
location close to home. The 307-bed regional healthcare system
includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in
Natick and the MetroWest Wellness Center. MetroWest Medical Center
has been named to the 2019 America's 100 Best Hospitals List by
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the Nurse Manager,
delivers specialized nursing care in the Wound Care, MS,
Pediatrics, OB/Gyn, sexually transmitted disease, EMG Lab, Medical
Clinics, and others as assigned. Collaborates with the nursing and
medical staffs and other professionals in the assessment and
treatment of patients of all ages. Coordinates Clinic activities
with those of other departments involved in patient care. Ensures
quality and safe delivery of care to patients in the following age
groups: All ages; Neonate; Infancy; Toddler; Preschool; School age;
Adolescent; Adult; Geriatric.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Clinical Practice:
Monitors and directs all Clinic activities, including direct
patient care, coordination of activities with other Hospital
departments, patient and staff education, and interaction between
the Clinic and outside agencies/groups. Performs nursing
assessments on all patients seen. Notes vital signs and health
history; conducts routine screening procedures as appropriate.
Administers medications and performs treatment as ordered according
to established protocols. Collaborates with and assists physicians
in examinations and in reaching diagnoses and developing treatment
plans. Prepares patient and examination room and equipment, and
explains procedures to patients. Reviews medical records and
results of diagnostic procedures and develops and implements care
plans. Coordinates care with other Hospital departments and outside
agencies and physicians. Triages patients phoning or presenting
themselves to the Clinic; determines need to be seen immediately or
intervenes in crisis situations and makes appropriate referrals.
Coordinates Clinic activity through arranging initial and follow-up
appointments, treatments, and referrals. Notes and follows up on
appointments missed by patients. Monitors the level of equipment
and supplies needed for smooth Clinic operation. Initiates
requisitions to maintain an appropriate inventory level.
Orients Hospital personnel to the Clinic and its functions, and
familiarizes assisting staff members and volunteers with their
specific duties. May give general work direction to other Clinic
staff members. Evaluates the effectiveness of care delivered
through the use of appropriate quality assurance monitors and
initiates appropriate interventions.
Ensures adherence to all requirements by various outside
agencies and regulatory bodies; completes or directs the completion
of various required reports. Maintains appropriate records and logs
needed for reporting purposes in an up-to-date and accurate
fashion.. Assists Nurse Manager in maintaining and updating
policies and procedures. Maintains statistical records in order to
track trends and analyze pertinent data. May also participate in
Works with community resources agencies and other Hospital
departments in identifying patient support and home care resources
to assist patients in coping with their medical conditions.
Maintains contact with Clinic patients who are hospitalized.
Educates patients in general and specific matters related to
their current health status. Encourages full patient understanding
of and participation in treatment plans and expected outcomes.
Seeks out and evaluates materials to provide support for the
patient education process. Provides support and guidance for family
members and significant others as well. Maintains up-to-date
knowledge of appropriate nursing skills and technology pertinent to
area of expertise and all aspects of ambulatory care.
Patient care environment. Exposure to patient elements.
- Prolonged standing and walking, sitting, some moderate to heavy
lifting and turning of patients or equipment. Repeated bending and
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of the work being performed by people assigned this job.
They are not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities,
knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the job.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
The level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired
through completion of an Associate's Degree in nursing. Current
licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.
- Two to three years of experience in nursing in the specialty
area to which the nurse is assigned.