RN - ICU Stepdown
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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016
ALC Staffing Associates
JOB DESCRIPTIONStaff RN: ICU Stepdown
Performs accurate patient assessment in a timely manner based on hospital policy and nursing standards of practice.
Assesses, initiates and participates in patient/family teaching needs and documents appropriately.
Assess the physiological, psychological, social, educational, and spiritual needs of the patient through the use of observation and interview skills.
Assesses and differentiates nursing situations which require immediate action and responds appropriately based on nursing judgment/standards.
Develops an individualized plan of care by identifying current and potential problems to establish on-going nursing diagnosis based on assessment information and medical plan.
Develops a discharge plan by identifying appropriate teaching needs, resource referrals initiated in a timely manner, and desired outcomes to provide a continuum of patient care delivery post-discharge.
Functions independently in the role of Triage nurse.
Performs on-going assessments as dictated by patient condition.
Follows infection prevention policy when cleaning rooms between use.
Utilizes organizational skills to prioritize and coordinate the needs of patients, families, and the nursing unit.
Communicates complete and accurate information in a professional and timely manner to co-workers, physicians and other disciplines.
Implements nursing/medical plan of care based on sound clinical judgment and appropriate technical skills.
Utilizes current nursing standards of practice and follows hospital policies and procedures.
Educates patients and families regarding care being provided, medications, and other aspects of care to assure patient readiness for discharge and ability to continue care post-discharge.
Documents all aspects of care in a timely and complete manner.
Maintains safe environment for patient and self through adherence to safety and infection control.
Completes assigned duties in a timely and satisfactory manner.
Anticipates changes in patient condition based on history and presenting symptoms.
Evaluates effectiveness of nursing/medical plan of care based on patient/family progress towards desired outcomes.
Revises nursing plan of care based on-going assessment of patient/family progress and response toward desired outcomes.
Collaborates with physicians and multiple disciplines to insure patient/family progress toward desired outcomes.
Assumes responsibility of charge nurse as necessary.
Performs and is recognized as a professional role model.
Identifies unit problems/concerns and follows-up with Unit Manager.
Addresses issues/resolves staff conflicts as appropriate.
Communicates with house supervisor and Unit Manager to assure staffing needs are met appropriately and assignments are appropriate based on staff competence and skill level.
Suggests and plans ways to improve processes on unit.
Attends all mandatory in-services/skills.
Attends a minimum of 50% of staff meetings and is responsible for 100% of material covered.
Participates in orienting students and new personnel.
Contributes to the overall effectiveness of the department.
Completes other job-related duties and projects as assigned.
STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR
Takes proactive steps to ensure customer's needs are met.
Places courtesy and service above routine and goes beyond customer expectations.
Keeps patient/work environment neat and clean.
Understands and applies job-related aspects of patient safety and identifies, reports and corrects safety concerns as quickly as possible.
Keeps others well informed.
Develops and maintains positive working relationships.
Uses problem solving techniques to resolve issues and makes decisions within personal sphere of influence.
Utilizes time and resources in a prudent manner.
Strives to continually improve department processes and services.
Projects professional image through enthusiasm towards work, behavior and appearance.
Demonstrates Beacon values verbally and through actions.
Demonstrates self-awareness and sensitivity to the perceptions of others.
Listens carefully to input and concerns and takes appropriate action.
Interacts with dissatisfied customers in a calm, respectful manner and seeks resolutions.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Fosters a sense of trust and collaboration among associates.
Verbal and written communications are clear and effective.
Responds to change in a positive manner.
Associate complies with the following organizational requirements:
Attends and participates in department meetings.
Completes mandatory education, annual competencies and department specific education within established timeframes.
Completes annual employee health requirements within established timeframes.
Maintains license/certification, registration in good standing throughout fiscal year.
Direct patient care providers are required to maintain current CPR certification.
Consistently utilizes appropriate universal precautions, protective equipment, and ergonomic techniques to protect patient and self.
Adheres to regulatory agency requirements, survey process and compliance.
Complies with established organization and department policies.
Available to work mandatory overtime in addition to working additional or other shifts and schedules when required.
*The knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of an Associate's Degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing or Professional Training.
*A Bachelor's Degree is preferred.
*Must have Registered Nurse Licensure in State of Indiana.
*Must maintain current CPR and PALS certification.
*No previous experience is required.
*One to two years of job-related experience is preferred.
Knowledge & Skills
Requires comprehensive knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice to provide and evaluate patient care and competency in performing nursing care procedures, observations, treatments, and techniques used at the clinic.
Requires knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care and knowledge of common safety hazards and universal precautions to establish a safe working environment.
Requires analytical ability to identify patient problems, interpret data, and to assess patient conditions.
Demonstrates ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner.
Demonstrates high level interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, medical staff, patients, family, and the public.
Requires the ability to work independently, take initiative and be self-motivated.
Must have an Indiana RN license or able to obtain.