Lahey Health Registered Nurse (RN) - Special Care Nursery in Beverly, Massachusetts
Welcome to Beverly Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Beverly Hospital is a full service, community hospital providing leading-edge, patient-centered care to North Shore and Cape Ann residents. The hospital provides a full-range of state-of-the-art care and services including primary care, cardiovascular care, surgery, orthopedics, emergency care, maternity, pediatrics, as well as many other specialties. Beverly Hospital is nationally recognized for patient safety as it is one of only 42 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group – the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety.
Beverly Hospital promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care. You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Community, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Empathy.
About the Job
The Special Care Nursery (SCN) is a twelve-bed level IIB unit that provides care for high risk newborns who were born prematurely or with medical complications. Patients in the SCN include both infants born at Beverly Hospital and transfers in following treatment at tertiary care facilities. The SCN Registered Nurses and Board Certified Neonatologists provide care for infants 32 weeks gestation or greater who require the following clinical care: frequent observation; cardiorespiratory monitoring; oxygen therapy; intravenous hydration and medications; gavage feedings blood transfusions and/or exchange transfusions. As a Level IIB nursery, the SCN can care for infants who require respiratory support including Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). Special procedures include lumbar puncture, umbilical vessel catheterization, endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, chest tube insertion, and emergency resuscitation. Infants requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation, emergent neonatal surgery, or pediatric subspecialty consultation not available at Beverly Hospital are transferred to a tertiary care center after stabilization.
Common Neonatal Diagnoses - Hypoglycemia - Hyperbilirubinemia - Sepsis - Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome - Prematurity - Respiratory distress - TTN
Based on their training and demonstrated competencies, nurses are assigned to Labor and Delivery, Postpartum/Nursery or Special Care Nursery. Staffing is based on volume, acuity and specific patient care needs following the registered nurse to patient ratio recommendations published by the Association for Women’s Health and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) and in The Guidelines for Perinatal Care by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Per diem, hours assigned as needed
Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Current Special Care Nursery Experience, MA RN, NRP, BLS Required, BSN preferred.