Baptist Health strives to cultivate a close-knit, positive and professional environment that encourages our employees to want to come to work every day.
When you choose Baptist, you have an opportunity to play a role in providing compassionate, quality care that makes a difference in the lives of our patients and promotes joy throughout our communities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Demonstrates fiscal responsibility through appropriate use of resources
Adheres to unit dress code
Attends mandatory in-services and unit meetings
Maintains Annual Core Competencies
Assessment Admission and Physical
Formulates and implements Nursing Plan of Care
Makes appropriate decisions utilizing evidence based practice
Medication Administration and IV Therapy
Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job related hazards, and national patient safety goals.
Ensures positive customer relations interactions
Manages difficult or emotional customer situations
Responds promptly to customer needs
Solicits customer feedback to improve service
Responds to requests for service and assistance
Provides complete verbal report with appropriate information. Effectively communicates to other care providers/team member's necessary information. Delegate tasks based on patient need and staff competency, and assure tasks are completed. Responds appropriately to customer requests. Transcribes or checks transcription of physician orders.
Performs admission assessment and history taking, recognizing the individual's physical, emotional and educational needs. Performs ongoing physical assessment for purpose of evaluation of patient and patient's response to care. Performs ongoing psychosocial and spiritual evaluation for purpose of identifying nursing diagnosis and making referrals.
Formulates/Implements Nursing Plan of Care. Selects and implements nursing interventions based on assessment and nursing diagnosis. Prioritizes nursing plan of care on admission based on patient's identified needs. Develops mutual goals with patient and family. Completes nursing plan of care/discharge plan in computer system
Makes appropriate decisions utilizing evidence based practice. Recognizes changes in patient's physical and emotional condition and institutes interventions. Makes decisions in crisis situations based on assessment and prompt intervention. Assumes and is accountable for delegation and supervising total patient care. Establishes realistic workflow priorities delegating appropriate tasks to assure work is completed within allotted time
Initiates and discontinues IV therapy as directed. Changes IV bags and tubing and labels appropriately. Monitors level of IVF and observes site per policy. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to utilize IV infusion device as applicable. Administers and documents IV fluids and blood/blood products
Demonstrates knowledge of expected outcome and side effects of all drugs administered. Demonstrates knowledge of special administration techniques (IM, Z-tract, Sub-Q, IV push). Documents patient response to pain medications. Counts and documents narcotics and follows through with problems. Documents medications administered per hospital policy and procedure. Successful completion of monthly medication newsletters.
Supervises the proper care, use and repair of supplies, equipment and charges. Checks and documents emergency equipment preparedness per policy. Keeps patient room and hallways free of clutter. Disposes of soiled linen in appropriate container. Keeps nursing station clean and neat
Performs professional responsibilities
Acts as a professional role model at all times
Functions as mentor for new employees
Functions as team leader, team member or primary care giver performing patient care and various unit activities
Makes decisions and adapts to unit changes precipitated by admissions and increased workloads
Demonstrates ability to address staff/peers with concerns related to performance expectations and behaviors that may effect work environment, image, patient care and customer service
Requests and accepts constructive criticism
Accountable for accuracy and completion of all documentation requirements
Documents all care given, including patient preparation and patient response to treatment
Documents physical/emotional care rendered with patient response and/or outcome
Provides effective care in a code or crisis situation
Acts as a preceptor when applicable, identifying and following through with performance or knowledge deficits
Communicates with others in completing work assignments and accomplishing department/unit goals. Utilizes appropriate channels of communication
Monitors/ transcribes HEO for Physician entered orders. Keeps physician thoroughly informed of any sudden changes in patient's condition or insidious changes requiring medical intervention. Consults ancillary services (Case Management, Social Services, etc) for evaluation and/or assistance. Communicates appropriate information to outside related agencies (policy, health department, etc.). Completes written reports with appropriate information
Assess patient/family/SO interactions that may impact patient care. Recognizes pertinent and individual patient needs. Reevaluates on an ongoing basis nursing care based on progress towards goal, patient outcomes, and updates plan of care as necessary
Performs and reinforces formal and informal patient teaching, utilizing available resources. Reinforces patient teaching, including teaching done by physician and other departments.
Successful completion of Age Specific competencies for the gerontology, adult, adolescent and pediatric patient.
Provides care/to the ventilator dependent patient
Monitors EKG, invasive lines, hemo-dynamics and respiratory parameters of the critical care patient
Biannual EKG and Sedation required
Annual nursing, hospital wide and unit specific skills (which include Femstop and IABP)
Maintains up to date BLS certification
ACLS certification preferred within 3 months, not to exceed 6 months from date of hire.
If you would like to be part of a growing family focused on supporting clinical excellence, teamwork and innovation, we urge you to apply now!
Baptist Healthcare System, Inc.