RN - NSPG Urgent Care

Danvers, MA | Registered Nurse

Overview

About Us

North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG), the largest multispecialty group north of Boston, has a singular focus: the patient. We are more than 320 physicians, nurses and health professionals working as one to provide exceptional care. And we are a national leader in improving care delivery, patient health and satisfaction.

Through our partnership with North Shore Medical Center and our affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare, we offer such advances as EMRs, shared medical appointments, online access and remote patient monitoring. Our success is built on team-based practices, collaborative environments and the importance of work-life balance. Bring your exceptional skills to our innovative practices and join us in driving medicine forward.

General Overview

The Registered Nurse is the designation given to an individual who is a graduate of an approved registered nursing program, and who is currently licensed as a registered nurse in Massachusetts. The Registered Nurse functions within the framework specified by the nursing statutes and regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Registered Nurse is responsible in general for office nursing, continuity of care, health education and patient triage. Performs administrative and other tasks as necessary to accomplish and support such care and treatment.

Culture of Excellence Responsibilities
  • See everyone as worthy of respect and attention.
  • Design care and services for and with each patient.
  • Recognize that patients see quality service as quality care.
  • Make it a priority to assist patients, visitors and colleagues.
  • Take advantage of learning and growth opportunities.
  • Understand organizational goals and priorities.
Compliance Responsibilities
  • Understands and adheres to North Shore Medical Centers' (NSMC) compliance standards as they appear in Corporate Compliance Policies, Code of Conduct, and NSMC's Policies.
  • Professional, Supervisory and Managerial Staff, keep abreast of all pertinent federal, state and NSMC regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
  • Managerial Staff ensure that their staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs
Job Specific Responsibilities
  • Responsible for patient triage during the day for patients seeking care, gathers information about relevant clinical signs and symptoms and make and executes a timely and accurate triage decision regarding the patient's care. This may include giving direct advice, directing the patient to a hospital emergency facility, scheduling an appointment with a time frame consistent with the assessment and clinical presentation.
  • Maintains records of vital statistics and other pertinent data of patient. Receives patient lab results and other data, enters and organizes this data into the patient medical records according to North Shore Medical Center and Salem Family Health Center protocols.
  • Effectively responds to and communicates urgent or time sensitive information to the appropriate providers in a timely manner.
  • Measures and/or records patient histories, height, weight, temperatures, blood pressure and pulse as appropriate for the visit.
  • Communicates and interprets providers clinical information and instructions to patients; with specific direction from the provider including but not limited to instructing patients regarding medication, use of home testing or other equipments or medical supplies, communicating testing results, counsels patients on health maintenance related issues (e.g. cholesterol, control, blood pressure control, etc).
  • Acts as a liaison and advocate for patients with external agencies and institutions to ensure that all necessary care is received. Ensures that referrals are made in an appropriate and timely fashion and that appropriate documentation is provided.
  • Provides care management and ensures continuity of care for individuals and families through the development and implementation of tracking systems and follow up procedures.
  • Prepares patient and exam rooms for and assists with examinations.
  • Administers injections and medications, dresses wounds and incisions, assists with minor surgery and performs related tasks as directed.
  • Conducts specified office laboratory and other tests, such as urine dip sticks, hemocult cards and finger stick hemoglobins.
  • Assists in the collection of specimens.
  • Instructs patients regarding preparation for various tests and procedures.
  • Oversees prescription refills and new medication as directed by the providers.
  • Informs patients of test results and/or providers recommendations in person or via phone or mail.
  • Reviews missed appointments with the clinic preceptor at the end of each day to determine appropriate plans for rescheduling the missed appointment.
  • Document this contact in the patients' record.
  • Record review must be done at the end of each day.
  • Assists with resident schedules
  • Assists with the oversight and coordination of quality controls.
  • Cleans and performs routine daily care on instruments and equipment.
  • Maintains neatness and general appearance of assigned exam rooms, prepares and replenishes supplies as needed for these rooms.
  • Properly handles and disposes of contaminated and disposable items.
  • Orders, receives, stocks and organizes the handling of medications.
  • Trains new or less experienced medical assistants and nurses.
  • Works with other staff members in a cooperative and supportive fashion.
  • Attends meetings and continuing educations opportunities as directed.
  • Seeks to expand skills and professional knowledge.
  • Performs other tasks as requested by the clinic preceptor or program manager.


Qualifications

Skills:
  • Required: Phlebotomy. Medication Administration. Knowledge of minor surgical procedures and equipment. CPR Certification for Healthcare Professionals
Experience:
  • Required: Requires a minimum of one year triage experience in medical office setting or hospital.
  • Preferred: Emergency Department or Urgent Care experience
Education/Degree Requirements:
  • Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Licensure, Certifications, or Registration:
  • Required: Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

It is the policy of North Shore Medical Center and North Shore Physicians Group to affirmatively implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates and existing employees without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, Veterans of the Vietnam Era status; or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable ordinance or law. All aspects of employment including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, termination, compensation and benefits.

Why North Shore Physicians Group?

You’ll practice at the leading edge of patient-focused medicine in one of New England’s most scenic and historic locations. And you’ll make a difference every single day. Make your move to NSPG. We’re one team, with one focus. Join us.


With NSPG you’ll experience:

Excellent quality of life

The North Shore area offers:

  • Communities with varied and rich histories and convenient access to museums, art, restaurants and shops.
  • Natural beauty, handsome architecture and vivid history — only 15 miles north of Boston.
  • 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline with breathtaking beaches and harbors.
  • World-class sailing and close proximity to the mountains and picturesque New England.
  • Easy access to a multitude of universities, colleges, and public and private schools.

Clinical excellence

  • Our practices are certified Level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
  • For the fifth year in a row, North Shore Medical Center has been ranked a top regional hospital in Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Our affiliate, Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of U.S. News & World Report’s top three Honor Roll hospitals in America.
  • NSPG and NSMC use the Epic EMR that integrates patient care through the Partners HealthCare System, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Career advancement

  • Grow, learn and develop new practice innovations.
  • Continue your medical education.
  • Make academic connections and explore teaching opportunities.
  • Explore leadership opportunities.
  • Develop clinical and administrative career ladders.

A supportive practice environment

  • Collaborative professionals.
  • Patient-centered care model.
  • Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.
  • Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.
  • Excellent salary and benefits.

 

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