UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's
12 hour shifts rotating days/nights and every other weekend/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.
Delegates nursing care activities and monitors care given by appropriate care team members in accordance with patient needs, and the team member's professional capabilities and qualifications.
Assists in creating a positive work environment by mentoring of staff/students, and working with team members to develop and facilitate initiatives to strive for positive outcomes in quality and care of patients.
Complies with all policies and procedures, and guides team members with compliance.
Reliable attendance is an expectation of the team member role, as well as a leader in the unit.
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 FOCUS Values 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.
Unit specific additional functions will be addressed in the competency checklist specific to the assigned unit. Additional certifications and requirements are unit based.
Completion of Stroke Education and NIHSS education prior to end of orientation and annually.
Minimum Work Experience:
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Certifications to include: BCLS, ACLS (within 6 months), PALS (within 1 year), TNCC (within 2 years), CPI (within 1 year)
Must be able to complete computer programs
Must be able to meet the competency of unit assigned to and also be able to successfully complete orientation
Must be able to meet reliable attendance guidelines
Must legally perform the essential functions of the job
Able to demonstrate the necessary skills and competencies to include medication administration and nursing competencies
Must be able to perform the essentials functions of the job, including ability to communicate effectively
Able to distinguish colors