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 Americaï¿½s 100 Best Hospitals List by Healthgrades.
Under the direction of the Director of Nursing for Behavioral Medicine and according to established policies and procedures, assumes a primary leadership role in the overall functioning of the Adult Psych BH4 Unit. An experienced Registered Nurse, who in addition to providing direct patient care is accountable for facilitating an interdisciplinary approach to patient care, patient flow, staffing, resource utilization, and problem solving. Assists in monitoring and evaluating staff performance based on established standards of care. Ensures quality and the safe delivery of care to all patients.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ï¿½Assists staff in applying the nursing process in the management of patients with complex needs.
ï¿½Demonstrates accountability for patient care delivery and promotes accountability among all staff.
ï¿½Promotes high work standards and quality performance of self and other staff members. Holds self and others accountable.
ï¿½Provides expert nursing care to a select group of patients. Acts as a resource to nursing staff and students.
ï¿½Supports and participates in collaborative rounding within an interdisciplinary framework of care.
ï¿½Assists in identifying educational needs of the unit staff and works collaboratively with Professional Practice Department.
ï¿½Responds to changes in the internal and external environment that impact patient care.
ï¿½Participates in annual competency development.
ï¿½Updates nursing policies to reflect current practice.
Patient and Family Centered Care
ï¿½Demonstrates the principles of exceptional patient experience the has the following characteristics:
oSafe, effective, and timely
oEquitable and efficient
oCommunication and shared information
oPartnership with patient and family that enhances their independence and control
ï¿½Anticipates and solves patient clinical and customer service needs while addressing long-term solutions.
ï¿½Facilitates communication and collaboration with co-workers, other disciplines and other departments in identifying customer service needs.
ï¿½Ensures staff acknowledge the patients, makes amends and promotes service recovery.
ï¿½Implements action plans that will improve or enhance the patient experience.
ï¿½Conducts medical record reviews and patient care rounds to ensure that population specific care is delivered to patients.
ï¿½Consults and promotes collaborative patient care with other units and community based providers. Supports a positive work culture.
Actively supports and is the leader of the unit based restraint reduction efforts.
ï¿½Promotes a culture that is strength based and patient centered.
ï¿½Provides and monitors staffing based on established budget.
ï¿½Coordinates unit based staffing assignments on a shift basis to achieve high quality and cost effective care.
ï¿½Demonstrates patient first and cost effective approach to patient care in terms of equipment, staff, supplies, and all other resources.
ï¿½Anticipates staffing needs for subsequent shifts and makes necessary arrangements for coverage.
ï¿½Participates in the development of the yearly operational and capital budgets as requested.
ï¿½Addresses daily staffing variances and the monthly DOR.
ï¿½Has responsibility and oversight of the payroll, assuring that all staff are paid correctly and on time.
ï¿½Accountable for the coordination of care on the unit to achieve desired outcomes while delegating tasks and assigning care based on individual or group strengths and potentials.
ï¿½Provides ongoing feedback to the Director of Nursing re: staff performance and completes annual performance evaluations of nursing staff.
ï¿½Holds staff accountable to practice according to established standards.
ï¿½Provides progressive discipline to staff members up to and including termination of employees in conjunction with the Director of Nursing.
ï¿½Conducts interviews with potential new hires and contributes to the hiring process of their unit.
ï¿½Development of performance improvement plans for staff in coordination with the Director of Nursing.
Safety and Regulatory
ï¿½In collaboration with Security assures safety and security of staff, patients, and others.
ï¿½Monitors clinical practice and addresses safety regarding nursing practice, environment, and equipment.
ï¿½Participates in Tracers and all regulatory pre-work.
ï¿½Familiar with service line metrics/dashboards in striving to provide safe and appropriate care along with best practices.
ï¿½Conducts random audits on new nursing work flows, nursing documentation, and new programs.
ï¿½Supports Tenetï¿½s quality initiatives.
ï¿½Holds staff accountable for reporting unsafe practices using established MWMC channels.
ï¿½Understands and abides by the Department of Mental Health policies and procedures. Communicates with DMH around serious issues and participates in bi-annual surveys.
ï¿½Understands and enforces The Joint Commission standards.
ï¿½Assures that the Behavioral Heath service is Joint Commission ready at all times.
ï¿½Champions new initiatives and helps in unit/departmental or hospital-wide committees/task forces.
ï¿½Supports opportunities for professional growth and development of staff.
ï¿½Supports and participates actively as a member of the Shared Governance model.
ï¿½Supports and is involved with the Preceptor Program, developing our nurses of the future.
ï¿½Participates in orientee/preceptor conferences.
ï¿½Responds to requests for assistance regarding educational needs.
ï¿½Communicates with Professional Practice Department re: educational and developmental needs of staff.
ï¿½Maintains responsibility for personal professional growth and development.
ï¿½Demonstrates effective 2-way conversation with staff.
ï¿½Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.
ï¿½BSN required, MSN preferred.
ï¿½5 years of progressive leadership experience in psychiatric nursing.
ï¿½Mental Health certification preferred.
ï¿½Proficient with customer service principles and patient and family centered care.
ï¿½Excellent verbal communication skills and evidence of collaborative practice (SBAR).
ï¿½Demonstrates excellent teamwork and collaboration and maintains high standards of professional practice.
ï¿½Understanding of TJC, DMH and DPH regulatory standards.
ï¿½Patient care environment; almost constant standing, walking, and pushing/moving of patients and equipment. Exposure to patient elements.
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 exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities and working conditions associated with the job.
Job: Managers and Directors
Primary Location: Natick, Massachusetts
Facility: MetroWest Leonard Morse Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 1905019079
About MetroWest Leonard Morse Hospital
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