MA RN license required and BSN preferred
The staff RN under the supervision of the Clinical manager and Director performs/supervises in a designated area according to the policies, procedures, philosophy, and objectives of the department and hospital. The professional staff nurse practices in accordance with the Massachusetts Nurse Practice Act, American Nurses Association scope and Standards of Practice, Quality Caring Model and professional practice model at Lowell General Hospital. Works cooperatively within department and other services to create a system of quality health care.
Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice by maintaining current licensure, and qualifications. Documentation validates 80% of monthly safety and mandatory education completed within assigned time frame, 100% of mandatory education completed within the evaluation period.
Maintains a safe care environment for patients, families, and co-workers. Documents compliance with National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) processes as appropriate in the medical record with two or fewer episodes’ of non-compliance by chart audit. Is able to discuss NPSG processes implemented at SJCH with Director or designee.
Attends 80% or more staff meetings and reviews information disseminated via GroupWise.
Shows progress in meeting personal and professional goals mutually agreed upon with the Department Director/designee at the time of previous performance appraisal.
Demonstrates participation on unit based council, in unit based quality/safety initiatives and in meeting unit/hospital goals by actively participating in Unit Performance Improvement activities.
Evaluates own practice and participates in opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills.
Demonstrates basic clinical skills. Completion of 100% of Nursing and unit specific orientation, and 100% of annual competencies within annual evaluation period
Attends one or more unit in-services per quarter