RN, Registered Nurse - CHF Clinic

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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 11/8/2016

Christus Health Alexandria, LA

Alexandria, LA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)



The CHF-Renal Registered Nurse has the responsibility and accountability for assessing patient/family health problems and resources, taking a leadership role in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the nursing plan of care provided by the nursing team. Providing technical nursing care and interventions to a designated patient populations. Per the Departments Scope of Practice, this position requires providing services to Medical-Surgical Patients, ages eighteen and above in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional/developmental age of the individuals served.

Assess the Physical, Psycho-Social, Spiritual, Cultural, Functional, High Risk and Discharge Needs of the Patient and Family.

Completes and documents initial assessment/care within required time frames.

Performs, reassessments/care at intervals as required or appropriate to the patients needs.

Ensures physical assessment/care includes all major body systems.

Ensures spiritual assessment/care includes actual/expressed needs.

Incorporates cultural and ethnic factors into assessment/care.

Correctly differentiates between normal and abnormal findings

Makes appropriate referrals for positive high-risk screen.

Demonstrates the abilty to accurately access and document Patient Care Activites and Hospital Processes.

Uses computer system(s) appropriately.

Documents in the medical record according to policy/procedure.

Complies with incident reporting and notification requirements.

Attends/reviews department staff meetings for information.

Obtain knowledge of and demonstrate Compliance with Infection Control Policies and Procedures.

Practices Standard Precautions in patient care activities.

Practices appropriate disease specific isolation as required.

Appropriately handles and disposes of sharps.

Provides for the Education / Training of the Patient Family.

Identifies and documents patient/family educational needs upon initial assessment and thereafter.

Identifies barriers to learning.

Provides teaching based on identified needs.

Evaluates the effectiveness of instruction provided.

Assessment and teaching incorporates cultural and ethnic actors.

Assessment and teaching incorporates functional needs

Develops, Impletments and Evaluated a Nursing Plan of Care for the Patient Family.

Develops and implements the plan of care based on assessment findings.

Establishes the plan of care within time frame specific to assigned Department/unit.

Re-evaluates and modifies the plan of care, based on the patients response to interventions

Communicates the plan of care to members of the nursing team.

Prioritizes and delegates patient care activities based on patient assessment and staff capabilities.

Appropriately coordinates and /or delegates aspects of the plan of care.

Involves the patient/family in developing plan of care.

Demonstrates sound clinical judgment in decision-making regarding patient care

Incorporates the Plan for Nursing Care into Multidisciplinary Care and Management of the Patient / Family.

Communicates effectively with physicians and health team.

Coordinates nursing care with other disciplines involved.

Actively participates in multidisciplinary care conferences

Assures the Rights of the Patient/Family are respected and maintained.

Allows for privacy and modesty in the provision of care.

Identifies self by name and title to patient/family

Reports suspected cases of abuse/neglect, if identified.

Understands role of, and how to access, the Ethics Committee.

Establishes presence of consent prior to treatment/procedure.

Demonstrates the ability to safely and competently administer Medications, Intravenous Therapy, and Basic Fluid Management.

Understands actions, side-effects, contra-indications of drugs.

Follows five \\"rights\\" of medication administration.

Adheres to medication policies, practices and standards.

Administers medication, intravenous therapy and fluid management only under physician order and guidance.

Demonstrates knowledge of Unit Specific Policies and Procedures and the abilty to safely and compentently use Unit Specific Patient Care Equipment in the delivery of Quality Patient Care.

Obtains necessary training prior to initial equipment use.

Assures equipment is in operating order prior to use.

Uses medical equipment in accordance with manufacturer's operating guidelines.



One year recent experience preferred:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

English required, bilingual (English/Spanish; English/French) preferred.

Licenses, Registrations or Certification:

Current Louisiana RN License.

Current BLS Card and ACLS