Registered Nurse

*Shifts*Wednesday & Friday 8:30am-5:30pm* *Patient Details:** Six year old male* SMARD1 (Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Respiratory Distress)* Nurse must be experienced with tracheostomy, ventilator, oxygen* Suprapubic catheter* G-tube* Trach, nasal, oral suctioning* Cough assist* Nebulizers* Solid assessment experience required* Patient has a compromised immune system, nurse must be vaccinated* Patient Narrative: Meet Lex! As those who know him will tell you, Lex is a ball of joy who loves to smile and laugh all day long. His family is looking for skilled nurses to take care of him in his Cambridge home (LPN/RN – experience with patients like him is what matters most). Lex has a very rare muscle-wasting disease that has paralyzed his diaphragm, so he needs to be on ventilatory support 24/7. When needed, he requires trach, nose, and mouth suctioning. He receives additional breathing support with a cough assist machine and gets regular nebulizer treatments to keep him in tip-top respiratory health. He has a suprapubic catheter and is feed via gastric feeding (G tube). During the day, Lex needs someone who has solid assessment experience and will feel comfortable enough to stay alone with him while his parents are at work. Lex looks very stable because everyone works so hard to keep him healthy, but sometimes he needs to be assessed and treated quickly; ideally, it would be a clinician who can calmly handle things like this during the day (especially during bug season). Lex has a compromised immune system, so he needs nurses who would never come to work sick. Lex is in really good shape because his family and caregivers all work hard and proactively as a team to keep him in his best health. Lex has a loyal cat-Dikkat-who sleeps by his side most of the day. Lex and his family live in East Cambridge but have a guest parking pass and can also put your license on a long-term home care parking pass, so parking isn’t a big deal. During the day, Lex regularly naps from about 8 am to 11 am and then has a nap/chill time from 3:30 pm to 5 pm – but from 11 to 3, he needs someone who will actively engage with him and keeping him busy and happy.*NortheastArc-Clinical Services* is a nonprofit Medicaid/Medicare-certified home healthcare agency founded in *2003*. Our mission is to serve medically fragile pediatric and adult populations in cities and towns across Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties.Here are some key points about our services:* *Nursing Opportunities*: We’re always seeking compassionate nurses to join our team. Whether you’re an RN, LPN, or a new grad, you’re welcome to apply. Worried about losing skills? Our diverse cases ensure that nurses gain valuable experience across various medical conditions.* We specialize in providing *Continuous Care Nursing* for medically complex children and adults. Our nurses work 1-on-1 with patients in their homes, schools, or community settings. Our goal is to help families navigate the complexities of their loved one’s medical care, ensuring patients can stay at home and avoid hospitalization.* *Diverse Cases*: Our cases cover a wide spectrum, from general nursing care to extremely complex ICU-level home care. Most of our patients face feeding challenges and are either G or J-tube feeding dependent. Others may have tracheostomies requiring ventilator support, seizure disorders, ostomy appliances, wound management needs, or diabetic maintenance.* *Pay Rates*: Our pay rates vary based on credentials & differentials:*RN*: $44/$46/$48 per hour *LPN*: $36/$38/$40 per hour* *Benefits Package*: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including: Sign-on Bonuses, Paid Sick/Earned Time, Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Account, Pet Insurance, Legal & Identity Theft Protection, and Tuition Reimbursement.Additionally, to join our team at *NortheastArc-Clinical Services*, nurses need to meet the following qualifications:* *Licensure*: Nurses must hold a valid *RN* or *LPN* license in the state of Massachusetts.* *Experience* & *Clinical Competence*: Proficiency in nursing skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving is crucial. Team members should be well-versed in handling diverse medical conditions. While we welcome new grads, having some clinical experience is beneficial. Our cases range from general nursing care to complex ICU-level home care, so a diverse skill set is valuable.* *Compassion and Empathy*: We seek nurses who are compassionate, empathetic, and dedicated to providing high-quality care. Our focus extends beyond medical needs to the social-emotional well-being of our patients. Compassionate team members create a positive impact on the lives of our patients and families.* *Adaptability*: Our cases vary significantly. Nurses who can adapt to different patient needs, environments, and challenges thrive in our team. Our cases cover various conditions, including feeding challenges, tracheostomies, ventilator support, seizure disorders, and more.* *Team Player*: Collaborating with other healthcare professionals, families, and interdisciplinary teams is fundamental. Collaboration is essential and crucial for success; Team players contribute to better patient outcomes.* *Communication Skills*: Effective communication is key. Nurses must communicate clearly with patients, families, and our team. Clear communication with patients, families, and colleagues ensures smooth collaboration and quality care.* *Professionalism*: Punctuality, reliability, and maintaining ethical standards are highly valued.* *Cultural Sensitivity*: Respect for diverse backgrounds and cultural competence is vital. Our patients come from various communities, and understanding their unique needs is essential.* *Social-Emotional Well-Being Awareness*: While managing complex medical care at home is our primary focus, we equally prioritize our patients’ social-emotional health. We understand the importance of maintaining family roles and preventing loved ones from becoming the primary “nurse.”To learn and see more about the families we support, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NortheastClinicalServicesIf you’re passionate about making a difference and meet these qualifications, we’d love to have you join our team!For more information, please reach out to our Recruiting and Onboarding Specialist-*Courtney Larocque: *CLarocque@ne-arc.org *Tel: (978)-646-5208 *http://www.neclinical.org/Job Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $44.00 – $46.00 per hourExpected hours: 8 – 40 per weekBenefits:* 401(k)* Dental insurance* Employee discount* Flexible schedule* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Tuition reimbursement* Vision insuranceMedical specialties:* Home Health* PediatricsPhysical setting:* OutpatientStandard shift:* Day shiftSupplemental pay types:* Overtime pay* Retention bonusWork Location: In person

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