Catholic Health Initiatives Registered Nurse - Medical Diagnostics - F/T Days in LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas

Registered Nurse - Medical Diagnostics - F/T Days

Description

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 standards.

Essential Duties:

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.

Documents assessment in

compliance with hospital policy.

2. MAINTAININGPLAN 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 patient’s response to the plan of care and makes changes as appropriate.

Collaborates with

multidisciplinary team to coordinate and plan provision of patient care.

3. MAINTAININGPATIENT 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 and procedures.

Assesses the patient’s

needs for medication prior to administration.

Assesses patient

allergies and medication incompatibilities.

Verifies, administers

and documents medication according to hospital policy.

Evaluates and documents

patient’s 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.

Facilitates appropriate

length of hospital stay.

4. TEACHING

Assesses the patient’s

and significant other’s knowledge base, ability and readiness to learn based on

their developmental age.

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 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.

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 practice.

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.

6. UNIT-SPECIFICCOMPETENCIES

Provides care to patient

population utilizing research findings and evidence based practice.

Unit required

certifications must be obtained within six months of hire.

For any unit requiring

CPI, it must be obtained within three months of hire.

Meets all unit-specific

yearly skill requirements within acceptable timeframe.

Qualifications

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of

nursing required.

Experience: Minimum one (1) year recent RN nursing

experience within the last five (5) years in an acute care facility required.

License/Certification:

  • Active, unencumbered RegisteredNurse license

  • BCLS required

  • ACLS required on telemetryunits within 12 months of hire

Skills: 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.

Job Medical/Surgical Services

Primary Location ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK-ST VINCENT INFIRMARY

Daily Schedule 7A - 3P

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Every Third

Req ID: 2016-R0084074