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RN - Cardiovascular Unit - Full Time Days

Company: CHI St. Vincent
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: In accordance with our mission and core values, the registered nurse will perform care requiring specialized knowledge, judgement, and nursing skills based on the application of the nursing process. The RN uses assessment skills to ensure multi disciplinary patient care and teamwork to meet established practice guidelines, unit specific policies, and regulatory standards. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. ASSESSMENT Performs complete patient assessment. Recognizes significant changes in patient status and seeks appropriate resources. Coordinates or collects physiologic monitoring data: vital signs, monitor results, lab and diagnostic test results. Performs ongoing assessment according to unit policy. Ensures completion of the Admission Assessment Form according to hospital policy. Documents on Patient Care Flowsheet according to policy. 2. MAINTAINING PLAN OF CARE Initiates the Patient Goal/Problem List or Clinical Path on admission. Develops Plan of Care to support the patient goals and the medical plan of care. Evaluates and documents the patients response to the plan of care and make changes as appropriate. Collaborate with ancillary team to plan/provide patient care. 3. MAINTAINING PATIENT TREATMENTS Obtains and/or verifies all physician orders for procedures, medications, and therapies. Assures the presence of consent and permit documentation for procedures and therapies. Assures the presence of appropriate supplies to perform the ordered procedure or therapy. Performs or assists in procedures and therapies according to policy and procedures. Assesses the patients needs for medication prior to administration. Assesses patient allergies and medication incompatibilities. Verifies, administers and documents medication according to hospital policy. Evaluates and documents patients response to procedures, therapies and medications. Monitors the patient care record for accuracy and completeness of data provided by care team members. Coordinates and documents communication between patient, significant others and multidisciplinary team members in order to support the plan of care. Ensures effective and wise use of resources, monitoring for cost containment. 4. TEACHING Assesses the patients and significant others knowledge base, ability and readiness to learn based on their developmental age. Identifies and utilizes multi disciplinary team members to provide comprehensive education for patients, self and others. Incorporates teaching principles and methods appropriate to knowledge base, ability and readiness to learn and based on developmental age. Demonstrates knowledge in area of teaching and available resources for patient and staff education. Documents patient education in the patient care record. Evaluates the teaching process. Documents staff education per policy. 5. LEADERSHIP Participates in peer review Provides learning opportunities and contributes to the orientation of team members, PRN personnel and students. Identifies and implements educational opportunities for the staff. Serves as a preceptor and role model for new employees and students. Utilizes conflict resolution to promote a cohesive team. Delegates assignments based on changes in census, staffing, patient, and unit needs. Enforce hospital/department specific policies. 6. UNIT-SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES Provides care to patient population. Unit required certifications must be obtained within six months of hire. BLS must be obtained during Orientation. For any unit requiring CPI, it must be obtained prior to being out of departmental orientation. Meets all unit-specific yearly skill requirements within acceptable timeframe. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Current RN Licensure in Arkansas Experience: Area Specific Physical Requirements: The physical activities involve balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, grasping, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping, and use of fingers and repetitive movements. An individual in this position may be required to carry or lift weight of up to 50 lbs. and push/pull 100-150 lbs. The sensory and communicative activities required for this position include feeling, hearing, seeing, smelling, and speaking. Individuals in this position could possibly be exposed to inside/outside environmental conditions, blood borne pathogens and body fluids, chemical hazards, respiratory hazards and radiological hazards. Skills: Successful completion of BCLS Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4. The RN must possess demonstrated knowledge, training and skills necessary and appropriate to the neonate, child, adolescent, adult and older adult. They must demonstrate communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to deal effectively with multidisciplinary team members, patients, significant others, and physicians. Must possess effective decision making, assessment and critical thinking skills. Team leaders and charge nurses must be able to set priorities and effectively delegate/coordinate multi disciplinary care based on the needs of the patient, census, staffing and unit needs. PRIMARY CUSTOMERS: Patients, families, physicians, and co-workers REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Unit Manager, Supervisor, Director, and Physicians Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient or other highly sensitive business information and must comply with the terms of SVHS/CHI Policies as they apply to their job role. Additional Information Requisition ID: 2018-R0187384 Schedule: Full-time

Keywords: CHI St. Vincent, Little Rock , RN - Cardiovascular Unit - Full Time Days, Healthcare , Little Rock, Arkansas

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