UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's
Rotating days/nights every 6 weeks. 7am-7pm/7pm-7am. Every other weekend and holiday.
The RN is responsible for coordinating the care of patients and families that they care for utilizing the nursing process, and the skills that are part of their functions as a registered nurse. Summary of duties include: utilizing nursing knowledge for critical thinking, planning of care, evaluating response to care and planning for the needs of the patient and family.
Assumes responsibility for continued growth in areas of competencies, lifelong learning and involvement in unit and hospital quality of care projects. Specialty certifications and continuing education are strongly encouraged.
Supports use of Evidenced Based Practice and incorporates best practices into daily care routine.
Participates in mandatory education and unit meetings per established guidelines.
Compiles with all safety goals, infection prevention and risk management policies and procedures.
Completes annual mandatory education.
Communicates utilizing the ICARE standards in all aspects of care and interactions with others.
Handoff of care incorporates information that is included in the SBAR, including all critical data about patient treatment and care, and also plan and goal of care including teaching needs of the patient and family. Patient/Family Centered Care is encouraged with both patient and family being updated and informed about all care needs.
Effectively communicates with all team members, physicians, ancillary staff and all customers. Verbal communication is clear and concise, and written communication is legible and done using approved abbreviations.
Provides patients/families with teaching throughout hospital stay for procedures and treatments while in the hospital, and to be prepared to care for home care needs. Referrals are done with appropriate disciplines to assure all patient/family needs are met.
Practice indicates compliance with HIPAA, DNV, OSHA and all other regulatory agencies.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible in meeting needs of the unit as a team member.
Works effectively with multidisciplinary team assessing needs of the patient/family, establishing goals for the patient/family, and also assists in development of quality improvements that may cross over from department to department.
Delivery of Care:
Delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process, and demonstrates knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Assists with ambulation of patients, and uses assist devices as appropriate to protect patient and staff member.
Utilizes the Patient Family Centered Care model of care with the combination of the Katarine Kolcaba's Comfort Theory.
Documentation reflects complete information and accurate legal record of patient's care.
Follows compliance requirements for federally funded programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Compliance concerns are brought to the immediate attention of management or the Compliance Officer.
Minimum Work Experience:
Completion of accredited nursing program
New grads welcome to apply
Valid nursing license. Specialty certification is encouraged.
Must be BCLS certified.