Rn-Flexstaff, Cath Lab (Riverhead, NY - Temp)

Northern Westchester Hospital Riverhead , NY 11901

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description:

Part-time, acute care in Northwell Health System.

Please be available to work minumum of 6 shifts per month.
1.Assesses thepatient's physiologic health status

  • Conductspatient interview, explains policies and procedures to patient/significantothers, reviews patient's chart and answers questions correctly andcourteously;

  • Assessesgastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and neurological healthstatus;

  • Determinesmobility, sensory deficits, prostheses use, and skin condition and adjusts planof care, as appropriate;

  • Assesseslevel of pain and pain management;

  • Communicates/documentspatient's physiologic health status and plan of care.
    2.Assessespatient's psychosocial health status

  • Elicitsperception of medical/nursing care and the expectation of care;

  • Determinescoping mechanism, knowledge level, and ability to comprehend;

  • Identifiescultural/ethnic requirements to reduce anxiety and ensure patient satisfacti Communicatesand documents psychological status and care plan; support group, counselingservices, social services.
    3.Identifiespatient outcome

  • Developscriteria for measurement of patient outcomes;

  • Identifiesactual/potential patient problems;

  • Identifiespatient's need for teaching based on psychosocial and developmental assessment;

  • Developspatient outcome statement (s) and establishes individualized patient goals.
    4.Formulatesthe plan of care and establishes the priorities necessary to achieve expectedoutcome

  • Identifiescare activities and establishes the priorities necessary to achieve expectedoutcome;

  • Coordinatesthe cost-effective use of supplies, equipment and medication to achieveexpected outcome;

  • Documentsthe plan of care and collaborates with physicians and other health teammembers.
    5.Implements the plan of care

  • Maintainsconstant vigilance over patients care to ensure that safety precautions/needsare followed. (Side rails up, call lights and bedside stand within reach,etc.);

  • Exercisesprofessional skills related to the plan of care;

  • Reassessespatients as needed and appropriately revises plan of care;

  • Correctlyadministers prescribed treatments;

  • Correctlyuses equipment necessary for patient care;

  • Providesemotional support to patient and significant other;

  • Appliesscientific principles in performing procedures; carries them out safely, timelyand efficiently;

  • Makesaccurate observations of patient's conditions duringtreatments/procedures. Reports and records same as appropriate;

  • Keepsaccurate documentation of patient's treatment, activity and condition, as wellas patient's responses to medical and nursing interventions;

  • Usesappropriate methods of documentation according to departmental policy;

  • Actsrapidly and effectively during any emergency situation, managing self, patientsand other employees;

  • Provides acalm, quiet, restful atmosphere. Communicates effectively with thepatient's family or caretakers;

  • Participatesin planning for discharge and coordinates referrals, as appropriate;

  • Providesdischarge instructions to patient and significant other.
    6.Evaluatescare provided for patient outcome

  • Demonstratesability to measure effectiveness of care provided and documents same;

  • Performsvariance analysis related to outcome data for performance improvement;

  • Designs,implements, and evaluates systems to improve care in Unit;

  • Keepsaccurate documentation of patient's treatment, activity and condition;

  • Usesappropriate methods of documentation according to departmental policy.
    7.Collaborateswith other care team members in planning and carrying out treatment regimen;provides direction to other members of the care team

  • Collaborateswith the appropriate physician on patient's plan of care;

  • Accuratelyinterprets and implements treatment regimen as prescribed by the Physician;

  • Assiststhe Physician during treatments and/or diagnostic procedures;

  • Keeps the

Patient Care Manager/designee and/or physician, abreast of changes in patient'scondition and/or treatments, as appropriate;

  • Usesclinical judgment in delegating assignments to the Patient Care Associate,Support Care Associate and Clerical Service Associate in providing patientcare, and ensures that assignments are completed in a timely fashion.
    8.Performsgrade I-IV Decubitus Care

  • Performspreventive skin care measures

  • Appliessimple dressings, maintaining principles of aseptic technique;

  • Applieswarm & cold compresses, consistent with facility procedure;

  • Performsirrigations, consistent with Facility procedure;

  • Performsother procedures related to skin care, as necessary.
    9.Administersmedications correctly and safely

  • Correctlyidentifies medication: action; dosage; side effects and implications for thepatient;

  • Meetsstandard on medication administration examination;

  • Demonstratespreparation of local solutions;

  • Demonstratespreparation of I.V. drips;

  • Administersand documents medication correctly;

  • AdministersIVP medication as per department policy and procedure;

  • Educatespatients and significant others related to drug and food interactions.

  1. Participatesin patient and family education

  • Providesthe patient with an explanation of his/her condition as indicated;

  • Communicatesassessment data in an orderly fashion by recording, updating and verbalizingpertinent information to care team members and to appropriate agencies;

  • Recognizesand utilizes health teaching opportunities and resources /materials availablefor this teaching;

  • Provides for earlydischarge planning and appropriate referrals for post-hospital care;

  • Evaluatesthe effectiveness of teaching by feedback from patient/family and documentssame.

  1. Performsrelated duties, as required.


  • Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York


  • BCLS, ACLS (as required), preferred.

One year of recent acute care experience preferred.

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