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RN- Med Surg E

Company: Christus Health
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Job Description:

Description


Registered Nurse-NICU

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POSITION SUMMARY:



The NICU 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 Neonatal Patients, age's birth to 3 months 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)



CORE COMPETENCIES:



Action Oriented -- Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.

Collaborate -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Customer Focus -- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Nimble Learning -- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

Demonstrates Self-Awareness -- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.

Communicates Effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Decision Quality -- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.



MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:



ASSESSES 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 patient's 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.



DEMONSTRATES THE ABILITY TO ACCURATELY ACCESS AND DOCUMENT PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES, BMV 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 PROCEDURES
* Practices Standard Precautions in patient care activities.
* Practices appropriate disease specific isolation as required.
* Appropriately handles and disposes of sharps.


5. DEVELOPS, IMPLEMENTS AND EVALUATES A NURSING PLAN OF CARE FOR THE

PATIENT OR 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 patient's response to the interventions.

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

* Involves the patient/family in developing the plan of care.

* Demonstrates sound clinical judgment in decision-making regarding patient care.



6. INCORPORATES THE PLAN FOR NURSING CARE INTO THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF THE PATIENT/FAMILY.

Communicates effectively with physicians and allied health team.
Coordinates nursing care with other disciplines involved.
Involves allied health team members, as necessary.
Actively participates in multidisciplinary care conferences.



7. 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.



8. 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.



9. DEMONSTRATES KNOWLEDGE OF UNIT SPECIFIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND THE ABILITY TO SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY USE UNIT SPECIFIC PATIENT CARE EQUIPMENT IN THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY PATIENT CARE.

Takes responsibility for self-growth and job improvements.
Obtains necessary training prior to initial equipment use.
Assures equipment is in operating order prior to use.
Differentiates between patient complications and equipment malfunction.
Uses medical equipment in accordance with manufacturer's operating guidelines.



Requirements
A. Education/Skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills English required, bilingual (English/Spanish; English/French)preferred Nonsmokers preferred; or ability to work extended shifts without smoking including during lunches and breaks

B. Experience
One year recent NICU experience preferred

C. Licenses, Registrations or Certifications
Current Louisiana RN License.
Current BLS Card
NRP Certification







JOB ACTIVITIES & PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF JOB:



Posture

Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other



Standing 12

Sitting ______________

Kneeling/Squatting ______________

Bending/Stooping ______________

Pushing/Pulling 12

Twisting ______________

Other ______________



Motion

Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other



Walking 12

Climbing Stairs/Ladders ______________

Grasp/Squeeze ______________

Reaching 12

Overhead reaching 12

Wrist flexion/extension 12

Other ______________



Lift/Carry

Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other



Perform any lifting/carrying ________

Lift/Carry objects more than

50 lbs. per day as needed





SENSORY REQUIREMENTS



Vision acuity at least 20/40 (near and far)

Hearing acuity at least conversational

Color perception

Ability to speak and understand English (language)



TRAVEL



No Travel applicable

Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land or air.

Occasional overnight travel (up to 20%) by land or air.

Moderate overnight travel (up to 30%) by land or air.

Heavy overnight travel (up to 50%) by land or air.

Extensive overnight travel (over 50%) by land or air.





DIRECT REPORTS

This is a staff position and does not directly supervise other Associates



REPORTS TO

Manager of Women's, NICU and Pediatrics





ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS





_____________________________________ ____________________________

Associate Signature Date



_____________________________________ ____________________________

Supervisor's Signature Date

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