St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Critical Care RN collaborates with our Critical Care Providers 24/7 ensuring the delivery of individualized, quality care to each patient across their life span, assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, evaluates and documents the effects of care. Works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient-care personnel to maintain standards for professional nursing practice. These nursing functions of the RN are carried out according to the New Jersey Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy, the hospital Mission Statement, and the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing.
Performs in depth, systematic assessment of all assigned patients.
Formulates collaborative and individualized plan of care and identifies expected patient outcomes using the nursing process.
Implements, evaluates and documents patient care interventions and effectiveness in accordance with care plan.
Organizes, coordinates and prioritizes patient care consistently utilizing available resources.
Demonstrates competence in and current knowledge in critical care nursing.
Maintains a working knowledge of current ICU/CCU technology.
Functions as a professional role model and resource person providing guidance to coworkers.
Demonstrates ability to care for patients having emergent or high acuity needs.
Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in in-services and/or continuing education programs.
Complies with established chain of command for work related problems.
Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.
Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
Consistently utilizes assistive devices whenever appropriate to ensure safe patient handling. Utilizes proper body mechanics at all times.
Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).
Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.
Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.
Other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 8 hours per day; 4 hours at a time. Walk up to 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 pounds. Frequently lift, carry and push objects up to 75 pounds. Transport patients weighing up to 300 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Consistently pull up to 10 lbs. Frequently pull up to 300 lbs. with assistance when appropriate. Frequently stoop and bend, crouch, kneel and climb. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Occasional crawling. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Frequently finger and handle objects. Occasionally firmly grasp, twist, turn objects with hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and visual monotony (e.g. computer screen).
EDUCATION: Current/active Registered Nurse license in the State of New Jersey.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
One year nursing experience preferred.
Successful completion of BLS.
Successful completion of an approved Critical Care Course within one year.
ACLS required within one year of working in Critical Care
Critical Care Certification is encouraged
Basic computer skills.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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