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Registered Nurse, RN - Adult Complex Medical Unit at Tufts Medical Center

Registered Nurse, RN - Adult Complex Medical Unit

Tufts Medical Center Boston, MA (Onsite) Full-Time
Company Description

Tufts Medical Center is recognized by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® for excellence in nursing. Magnet® recognition is the highest and most prestigious credential a health care organization can achieve for nursing excellence and quality patient care. Magnet® recognition signals to nurses that the organization is committed to nursing.

The nurses at Tufts Medical Center are integral to everything we do. They are often the ones patients interact with first, and sometimes the ones they interact with the most. It's a critically important role, so our nurses are well-supported, well-respected, and very well-appreciated!

There's an intensity and a pace to be embraced. You will have responsibility and accountability the minute you pull on the scrubs. You need to be the kind of person who gives everything you've got. Our patients deserve the best. Our nurses give it to them.

Job Description

Please note:

- Scheduling will consist of 8 hour shifts, 32 (flex) hours/week: evenings, every other weekend and rotating holidays.

- The home unit for this position is the Adult Complex Medical Unit - North 7, the position is clustered with the Adult Complex Medical Unit - Proger 7 and Adult Hematology/Oncology Unit (BMT) - North 8. You may be scheduled to work on the unit you are clustered to off of your home unit.

On the Adult Complex Medical Unit - North 7, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with both seasoned and novice clinicians committed to providing quality care to complex and acutely ill patients. Patients cared for on North 7 present with numerous medical diagnoses, with the primary service lines including renal, pulmonary and gastrointestinal. Relationship based care is our model of practice with an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration. The interdisciplinary team on North 7 is comprised of Nurses, Clinical Care Technicians, Unit Coordinators, nursing students, Physicians, and other clinical and non-clinical professionals with a focus and dedication to ensuring optimal patient outcomes.

The Professional Registered Nurse possesses and applies the skills and knowledge necessary for the delivery and management of patient care from admission through discharge. The Professional Registered Nurse is knowledgeable of current trends in healthcare including but not limited to advances in technology, pharmacology, treatment care modalities, quality and patient safety. The Professional Registered Nurse serves as a patient and family advocate while facilitating a cooperative and collaborative environment among all health care providers. The Professional Registered Nurse is responsible for the planning, delivery and management of patient/family centered care utilizing the nursing process and adhering to the standards of nursing practice embedded in research, evidence based practice and/or best practices. The Professional Registered Nurse at Tufts Medical Center provides clinical excellence, which fosters and supports an environment central to our patient and family centered model of care.


Nursing Process:

Utilizes theoretical and evidence-based knowledge in partnering with patients and their families to assess, plan, implement and evaluate age appropriate care.

  • Collaborates with patient, family/significant others and other disciplines to identify expected outcomes based on synthesis of data and diagnosis
  • Identifies cultural needs (i.e. language, etc.) to develop a care plan that enhances the health care experience
  • Develops individualized outcomes-based care plans incorporating the patient and family's readiness and barrier to learning
  • Orchestrates and validates a plan of care for each shift
  • Initiates interdisciplinary patient/family meetings to facilitate communication regarding the plan of care
  • Communicates and coordinates the patients discharge plan utilizing unit-based and community resources to ensure a seamless transition for the patient and their family
  • The plan of care utilizes principles and concepts of project, organizational or systems management
  • Implements the plan in a safe and timely manner
  • Documents the implementation and any modifications, including changes or omissions, of the identified plan
  • Collaborates with nursing colleagues and others to implement the plan
  • Utilizes evidence-based interventions and treatments specific to the diagnosis or problem
  • Provides and coordinates health teaching which is required by individuals, families and groups to maintain an optimal level of health
  • Documents per hospital and regulatory requirements/policies, all aspects of care, including but not limited to, treatments/procedures performed and patient response
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the planned strategies in relation to patient responses and the attainment of expected outcomes and knowledge
  • The nurse uses the evaluation process to update the plan of care as dictated by the patient response and/or if desired outcomes have not been achieved
Professional Performance:

Clinical Practice:

The Professional Registered Nurse demonstrates and applies the skill and judgement necessary to implement the nursing plan of care, nursing interventions and procedures necessary for the care of the patient and family based upon critical thinking skills and a spirit of inquiry.
  • The plan of care is evidence based and utilizes research when appropriate
  • Incorporates new knowledge and strategies to initiate change in nursing care practices
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age appropriate culturally and ethnically sensitive care to all patients and families
  • Performs procedures and treatments using nursing knowledge and judgment, according to established unit/practice area guidelines and professional standards
  • Safely administers and assesses the patient response to medication utilizing essential knowledge of pharmacology and Hospital and Department Standards of Care
  • Maintains clinical competency with respect to technology and utilizes equipment in a safe manner
  • Performs as an advocate and as an educator for patients and families

The Professional Registered Nurse provides high quality in an efficient and a safe manner. The Professional Registered Nurse utilizes data trends to support and improve clinical practice.
  • Participates in hospital and/or unit based patient safety and quality activities and uses principles to support and improve patient outcomes (unit-based, hospital-wide, The Joint Commission, NPSGs, NDNQI, Patient First and other local, state and federal patient safety initiatives
  • Participates in performance improvement activities through data collection, analysis and evaluation
  • Champion for quality, safety, regulatory, and patient-family satisfaction

Facilitates cooperative and collaborative relationships among the various disciplines and departments to ensure effective quality patient care delivery
  • Maintains a collaborative work relationship with peers and colleagues in order to create a positive and professional work environment
  • Supports collaboration with nursing colleagues and other disciplines to implement plan of care by participation in nursing, physician, and case management reporting rounds
  • Delegates responsibilities to others with an understanding of their roles, knowledge and capabilities
Service Excellence:

The Professional Registered Nurse influences others by establishing a climate for optimal patient care, mutually supportive collegial relationships, and professional development.
  • Treats both internal and external customers with courtesy, respect and caring behavior
  • Promotes a safe, clean, therapeutic environment for patients, families and staff
  • Acknowledges cultural differences that exist among staff and patients
  • Identifies customer service needs on the unit
  • Presents self in a professional and calm manner
  • Provides responsible and efficient use of resources
Professional Development:

The Professional Registered Nurse participates in lifelong learning activities that assist in developing and maintaining their continuing competence, enhance their professional practice and support achievement of their career goals.
  • The Professional Registered Nurse maintains current licensure and adheres to the Massachusetts Nurse Practice Act
  • Assumes responsibility for participating in educational opportunities to support and meet clinical competency requirements
  • Seeks out educational and professional resources
  • Develops professionally as a self-directed, motivated learner
  • May assume charge nurse functions in collaboration with unit leadership
  • Seeks out advanced certification opportunities and ongoing education opportunities
  • Precepts and mentors newly hired staff and nursing students
  • Investigates available technology and resources to apply evidence based practice and research into daily professional activities
  • Provides leadership at the bedside as a delegator, collaborator, facilitator, and communicator
  • Promotes unit and organizational growth through a shared governance model

The Professional Registered Nurse seeks out and shares job related information that supports a culture of respect and responsibility.
  • Assumes responsibility and ownership for professional conduct
  • Accepts responsibility for positive and productive communication skills
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings. Accepts responsibility for reading staff meeting minutes when not able to attend
  • Accepts responsibility for reading emails to keep current with unit and hospital based information

  • Possesses and applies the skills and knowledge necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span, with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.
  • Ability to provide care for a designated group of patients according to unit guidelines and hospital policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Has the skills and knowledge to provide care to the age groups of the population served including:
  • Knowledge of growth and development
  • Ability to interpret age specific data and response to care
  • Provide age appropriate communication
  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing (BSN) required
  • BLS Certification required
  • A minimum of one year of Professional RN experience
  • Current Massachusetts Registered Nurse License
  • Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking
  • Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfer patients and equipment
  • Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
  • Frequent exposure to hazardous chemicals, sick patients, bodily substances, noise and possible exposure to radiation, lasers, electric shock, etc.
  • Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases and other transmissible infections
  • Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
  • Handle emergency and crisis situations
  • Subjected to irregular hours
  • May have contact with hazardous materials

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Must be able to perform all essential functions of this position with reasonable accommodation if disabled.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Tufts Medical Center reserves the right to modify position duties at any time, to reflect process improvements and business necessity.


Please note that effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment at Tufts Medical Center, all employees and new hires must have received their complete dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, unless they have been granted an exemption.
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