August 13, 2016

RN, Registered Nurse - Telemetry Med/Surg

Christus Health - Alexandria, LA

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  • Company
    Christus Health Christus Health
  • Location
    Alexandria, LA
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
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Job Description


The 2 North (Telemetry) 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. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. It is expected that the associate demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The associate shall support the CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini's strategic plan and the goals and direction of their Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).

Assess the Physical, Psycho-Social, Spirtual, Cultural, Functional, High Risk and Discharge

Need 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 ability 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.

Obtains Knowledge of and demonstrates Compliance with Infection Control Policies and


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


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 Implements, and Evlauates 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 judgement in decision-making regarding patient care.

Incorporates the Plan for the Nursing Care into the Multidisciplinary Care and Management of the Patient and 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 and 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 Compently administer Medications, Intravenous Medication 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 ability to safely and competently use Unit Specific Patient Care Equipment int eh 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

Reports potential equipment/user error incidents to RN.



One year recent experience preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. English required, bilingual (English/Spanish; English/French)preferred

Licenses, Registrations or Certifications

Current Louisiana RN License

Current BLS

Current ACLS