UMass Memorial Medical Center

Job Description

Responsible for the planning, delivery and management of direct patient care utilizing the nursing process and adhering to the standards of nursing practice.


Thorough knowledge of the discipline of Nursing. Completion of a accredited school of nursing program. Current Massachusetts licensure and registration required.

Major Responsibilities:

Utilizes the Nursing Process for the delivery and management of patients care from Admission to Discharge, appropriate to the developmental age of the patient population.

Performs patient assessment/reassessment according to standard procedure.

Develops and coordinates individual plan of care including discharge planning.

Directs, supervises, coordinates and evaluate nursing care within assigned clinical setting.

Delegates appropriately to others in accordance with job description and competency level.

Documents patient care according to standard procedure.

Develops, implements/coordinates and documents Education Plan for patient/family/ significant other.

Ensures quality and continuity of care through collaboration with other health care providers.

Administers medications, performs treatments, therapies and operates equipment according to policy and procedure. Assists physician with treatment and procedures and special tests as required or directed.

Participates in and supports Nursing Governance activities.

Assumes responsibility for professional growth. Assists in education and development of staff.

Participates in performance improvement initiatives and demonstrate the use of quality improvement in daily operations.

Complies with established departmental policies, procedures and objectives.

Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or directed.

Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations.

Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.

Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

All responsibilities are essential job functions.

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