RN - CVICU - Full Time Nights
Company: CHI St. Vincent
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: April 17, 2019
Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72
Primary Location: AR > LITTLE ROCK > ST VINCENT INFIRMARY
JOB SUMMARY: In accordance with our mission and core values, the
registered nurse will perform care requiring specialized knowledge,
judgment, and nursing skills based on the application of the
nursing process. The RN uses assessment skills to ensure
multidisciplinary patient care and teamwork to meet established
practice guidelines, unit specific policies, and regulatory
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Experience: Graduate of accredited school of nursing with active
- Active, unencumbered Registered Nurse license
- BCLS required
- ACLS required on telemetry units within 12 months of hire
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
Skills: Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
certification. 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 multidisciplinary care based on the needs of
the patient, census, staffing and unit needs.
PRIMARY CUSTOMERS: Patients, families, physicians, and
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Nurse Manager, Supervisor, Service Line
Administrator, 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.
AGE GROUPS: ___ Neonate/infant (Birth - 1 mo) ___ Infant (1mo-1yr)
___ Toddler (1yr-3 yrs) ___ Preschool (3 yrs-6yrs) ___ School Age
(6 yrs-13yrs) ___ Adolescent (13yrs-18 yrs) _ Adult (18 yrs-64 yrs)
__ Older Adult (65+yrs)
Performs complete patient assessment.
Recognizes significant changes in patient status and seeks
Coordinates or collects physiologic monitoring data: vital signs,
monitor results, lab and diagnostic test results.
Performs ongoing assessment according to unit policy.
Documents assessment in compliance with hospital policy.
- MAINTAINING PLAN OF CARE
Initiates the Patient Goal/Problem List or Clinical Path on
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 makes changes as appropriate.
Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to coordinate and plan
provision of patient care.
- MAINTAINING PATIENT TREATMENTS
Obtains and/or verifies all physician orders for procedures,
medications, and therapies.
Assures the presence of consent and its documentation for
procedures, therapies, and research protocols.
Assures the presence of appropriate supplies to perform the ordered
procedure or therapy.
Performs or assists in procedures and therapies according to policy
Assesses the patients needs for medication prior to
Assesses patient allergies and medication incompatibilities.
Verifies, administers and documents medication according to
Evaluates and documents patients response to procedures, therapies
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
Facilitates appropriate length of hospital stay.
Assesses the patients and significant others knowledge base,
ability and readiness to learn based on their developmental
Identifies and utilizes multidisciplinary 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
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.
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
Serves as a preceptor and role model for new employees and
Utilizes conflict resolution to promote a cohesive team.
Delegates assignments based on changes in census, staffing,
patient, and unit needs.
Enforces hospital/department specific policies.
Maintains current knowledge of clinical and operational hospital
policies and practice updates.
Engages in a therapeutic relationship with patients and develops
healthy interpersonal relationships among colleagues.
Identifies the most important needs to be met each shift within the
context of available resources.
Demonstrates accountability for their individual nursing
Utilizes the mechanisms of the Professional Nursing Shared
Governance (PNSG) organization to address nursing matters.
Demonstrates responsibility for being informed about the
actions/activities of the PNSG.
Participates in activities of the PNSG organization.
- UNIT-SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Provides care to patient population utilizing research findings and
evidence based practice.
Unit required certifications must be obtained within six months of
For any unit requiring CPI, it must be obtained within three months
Meets all unit-specific yearly skill requirements within acceptable
Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. Thats
what youll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities
across the nation. Youll find challenging, rewarding work every day
alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and
together well create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your
career at Catholic Health Initiatives!
As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the
highest quality patient care according to the specific orders of
each patients individual physician. This will involve, utilizing
your knowledge and skills to educate patients and their families on
prevention and healthy habits.
Additional responsibilities for this health care role include:
- Monitoring patients conditions and assessing their
- Collaborating with physicians and nurses to devise
individualized care plans for patients
- Administering patients medications and providing treatments
according to physicians orders
- Fostering a supportive and compassionate environment to care
for patients and their families
We are looking for a responsible and compassionate Registered Nurse
with top-notch clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability
to work independently with minimal supervision. It is also
important to display excellent verbal and written communication and
interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively educate
patients and their families on the in-home healthcare process.
Additional requirements for this role include:
- Current Registered Nurse (RN) license that allows you to
practice in our state
- Graduate of an accredited nursing program
- Experience as a Registered Nurse preferred
- Basic Life Support (BLS) required
- Specialty certification (ex: CCRN, CNOR, CEN) preferred
- Additional certification or licensure may be required for some
Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our
faith-based health system.
- Requisition ID: 2019-R0215186
- Schedule: Full-time
- Shift: Night Job
- Market: CHI-Franciscan St. Francis Hospital
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