FT - Registered Nurse - 2nd shift
Westwood Lodge Hospital & Lowell Treatment Center - Westwood, MA

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the nursing process, nursing diagnoses and nursing interventions and
is accountable to the patient, family and peers for delivery of
optimum patient care in order that the organization can fulfill its
primary mission of providing quality health care within the

(Include, but not limited to)
PRACTICE: Assesses, diagnoses, plans, implements and evaluates
patient and family needs to ensure the optimum care for assigned
patients. Performs nursing tasks in accordance with the established
standards of nursing practice in order to ensure quality of nursing
care. Completes nursing assessments. Consistently initiates
collaboration with others. Formulates nursing care plan. Reassesses
patient needs and patients response to nursing interventions and
revises nursing care plan on an ongoing basis. Consistently
identifies patient and family educational needs, develops effective
teaching methods and evaluates the effectiveness of the
interventions. Manages time effectively as evidenced by completing
assignments in a timely manner, prioritizing tasks realistically and
helping others with patient and unit needs. Knowledge of medications,
safely medicates patients and evaluates the effects of the
medication. Consistently maintains a therapeutic nurse/patient
relationship. Gives and receives feedback on patient response to
treatment interventions to and from para-professionals and others
members of the treatment team. Responds to medical concomitance in
treatment and develops nursing interventions as appropriate.

NURSING COMMUNICATION: Communicates appropriate
information effectively, both verbally and in writing, in order to
ensure the continuity of patient care. Maintains all required
documentation in a complete, timely and accurate fashion as noted in
department and unit standards including the following: initial
assessments; problem identification and patient care needs;
interventions identified to meet the patient's nursing care needs;
patient's response to and the outcome of care provided; abilities of
the patient and/or significant others to manage continuing care needs
after discharge. Verbalizes patient and unit concerns in an accurate
and concise manner. Presents information logically and in order of
occurrence of events. Delivers verbal report noting change in patient
status and the unit milieu. Communicates effectively with immediate
supervisor and the multidisciplinary team. Utilizes appropriate
channels of communication.

TEAMWORK : Provides and gives cooperative and courteous service to
the hospital staff, medical staff, patients, families and visitors as
part of the organization's commitment to quality services. Exhibits
good problem resolution and follow-through skills. Provides general
and specific direction to para-professional members of the treatment
team in a courteous and constructive fashion. Gives para-professional
members of the treatment team information and direction on patient
treatment plans so as to support the overall treatment initiative and
implementation of the patient treatment plan. Serves as a
professional resource to para-professional members of the treatment
team to improve understanding of behavioral health and the treatment
process. Gives specific and general direction to para-professional
members of the treatment team on maintaining a safe positive unit
milieu. Implements changes to nursing policies and procedures.
Provides input to the performance evaluations of para-professional
members of the treatment team. Directs and supervises LPN’s and
MHT’sin all phases of nursing practice and Milieu management.


Massachusetts Registered Nurse
license with current registration required. Current CPR card.

1+ years related
experience in Behavioral Health preferred


Ability to
communicate clearly through spoken words and in

Age and Disability:
Must possess
knowledge and skills necessary to interact compassionately and
appropriately with families of the mentally

The registered nurse must be able to
demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her assigned
unit. The individual
must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and
development over the life span, possess the ability to assess data
reflective of the patient's status, interpret the appropriate
information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative
to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as
described in the unit's/area's/department's policies and
procedures .

Interested Applicants: Please complete online application via
attached link or proceed to:: www.Arbouhealth.com > Westwood Lodge
>Job Opportunities EOE.

  • All Positions at Westwood Lodge Hospital are
based on a two week schedule and have the following Mandatory
Conditions of Employment: Overtime, Shift Work, Rotating Work
Schedule, Work Location Change (other than the location regularly
scheduled), and FT/PT employees must work a minimum of every other

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