Staff Nurse, Interventional Pulmonary

Subspecialty: Respiratory / Pulmonary ICU

Posted: 11/12/2018

Company: Massachusetts General Hospital - Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Location: Boston, MA

Description: Staff Nurse, Interventional Pulmonary
The PSPU Staff Nurse is a registered nurse who is responsible for assuring competent, compassionate nursing care for specific patients and families. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, pre-procedural assessment, administration of conscious sedation, hemodynamic monitoring during diagnostic and interventional procedures, and post-procedural recovery and teaching. The staff nurse delegates to and supervises non-professional and support staff. The staff nurse is responsible and accountable for the overall nursing care management of a designated group of patients. She/he collaborates with the Nurse Manager and members of the Patient Care Team to achieve optimal patient outcomes. She/he also collaborates with the patient toward efficient and effective personnel and unit management.

Provides competent, compassionate nursing care based on scientific principles and the use of nursing process and a primary nursing model.
Provides and maintains a therapeutic environment for patients and families.
Articulates the role of the PSPU staff nurse to the patient, family and health team members.
Identifies, facilitates, and evaluates outcomes of nursing care for an individual patient or group of patients, utilizing the nursing process.
Coordinates involvement of the patient, family and health team members in patient care including patient/family teaching and discharge planning.
Documents relevant patient information.
Communicates the plan of care and other pertinent information to/from other health team members.
Helps define standards of excellence for patient care; participates in improvement of patient care services in a cost-effective manner.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide direct nursing care with consideration of the aging process, human developmental stages, and cultural patterns.
Participates in daily operational activities necessary for safe patient/staff environment.
Utilizes resources efficiently to facilitate optimal patient care.
Provides input to the Nurse Manager regarding unit needs.
Participates in unit and departmental committees for formulation of nursing and hospital policies and procedures.
Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills based on current nursing education practices.
Adheres to Department of Pulmonary requirements for required training.
Identifies own learning needs and goals and develops a plan to meet them.
Maintains and develops professional practice through continuing educational programs and appropriate learning experiences.
Contributes to relevant committees, professional meetings, continuing educational and/or formal academic programs.
Collaborates with other professionals and directs nonprofessional nursing personnel in maintaining recognized standards.
Teaches and directs all nursing/non-nursing personnel for whom she/he is responsible.

Position type: Full-time


IV Placement
Blood draws
Medication administration including conscious sedation
Scope cleaning
Pre-procedure set-up and equipment preparation
Stocking, and cleaning procedure rooms
Collection and preparation of specimen samples.
Assists Interventional Pulmonologist for the following procedures: (list)
Flexible bronchoscopy w/wo biopsies and brushings
Rigid Bronchoscopy
Endobronchial laser therapy
EBUS/Super Dimension
Chest tube placement
Percutaneous trachesotomy
Tracheotomy tube exchanges
Pleurx Catheter Placement
IBV valve system for persistent leaks in the airway
Blood Transfusion

Candidate must embody MGH core values, should be flexible, detail oriented, a creative problem solver, energetic, and comfortable working both independently and in a multidisciplinary team.

Candidate will be proficient in computer usage, be very comfortable with high tech equipment, and possess excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication skills.

Hours 9:30 am till 6pm Monday through Friday Position requires occasional overtime and 1-2 weekend per month on-call status

Current Massachusetts licensure as a registered nurse. BSN required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) knowledge and qualification.
Demonstrates clinical competence in the area of nursing practice predominant on the unit.
Completes competencies for Critical Care Orientation including successful completion of conscious sedation program administered by the Department of Anesthesia.
Current ICU, critical care or procedural experience required.

How to Apply: If interested in this opportunity, please visit and apply for JOB ID# 3074031