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Full time Spanish Bilingual Registered Nurse

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Description Summary: Responsible for patient assessment, patient care planning, and provision of quality nursing care to an assigned group of patients for a defined work period. Provides direction and supervision to LVN/LPNs, nursing assistants, unit secretaries, and other clinical/clerical associates. By assignment, may function as a charge nurse for the unit. Involves provision of patient care/service to older adolescents, young adults, adults, geriatric and pediatric patients. Patient Care Planning --- Develops a comprehensive nursing care plan which addresses all significant needs and problems identified through nursing assessment. --- Prepares nursing elements of the interdisciplinary care plan prior to the initial team conference. --- Reviews and updates nursing care plan and collaborates with team members as changes occur. --- Patient Care Provision --- Implements patient care as planned in nursing care plan and interdisciplinary care plan. --- Provides safe and therapeutic care and seeks resources when appropriate. --- Safely performs and accurately documents procedures, consistent with established nursing policy and procedure. --- Patient Care Evaluation --- Evaluates patient response to interventions and attainment of goals in collaboration with interdisciplinary team. --- Evaluates progress toward nursing goals and revises goals as needed on a weekly basis. --- Completes nursing progress note for assigned patients on a daily basis. --- Completes nursing flow sheets for assigned patients on a daily basis. --- Teaching --- Evaluates education needs of patient and significant others and documents their response to teaching. --- Acts as role model for health care students and other team members. --- Assists in the orientation of new staff by sharing knowledge and experience. --- Patient Care Communication--- Reports and documents accurately and concisely to appropriate persons the patient's condition. --- Applies basic verbal and nonverbal skills to maintain open, effective communication among care team members, patients, and significant others. --- Encourages direct discussion between staff members when differences occur and seeks assistance to arbitrate differences as needed. --- Identifies actual and potentially unsafe patient care practices, reports them in the designated manner, and suggests alternatives. CORE COMPETENCIES Standard I: Utilizes the Nursing Process --- Uses critical thinking skills to assess the basic physical, psychosocial, social, cultural, --- Spiritual, and development needs of patient and families --- Communicates findings to appropriate healthcare team members --- Develops and uses a specific plan of care and modifies it to meet individual patient --- needs using evidence-based practice. Implements patient care and therapeutic --- procedures; monitors and documents progression of treatment and teaching goals --- Evaluates the care and treatment(s) provided to the patient and the patient response to --- the care and treatment(s). Performs timely reassessment and documentation --- Must be able to perform unit specific competencies based on the specific patient care need for designated unit's patient population Standard II. Unit Operations --- Plans, directs, and evaluates the overall nursing care and functions in a particular nursing unit during an assigned shift --- Demonstrates good stewardship in proper use and maintenance of equipment and Supplies --- Assesses departmental staffing needs; Educates and trains others on the operations, ethics, and regulations within the industry Standard IV. Safe Practice/Quality Care/Regulations --- Incorporates patient safety practices/guidelines to promote a safe environment resulting in positive patient outcomes --- Demonstrates accountability for nursing research and quality improvement activities --- Provides evidence-based nursing care --- Communicates patient information effectively across the continuum of care --- Educates and trains others on the operations, ethics, and regulations within the industry. --- Knowledge of federal, state and local healthcare related laws and regulations; ability to comply with these in healthcare practices and activities TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES Clinical Policies and Standards --- Follows a specific set of standards and associated clinical procedures --- Analyzes policy and standards documentation and ensures organizational compliance --- Provides feedback for improvement of procedures --- Assists in the development and implementation of specific procedures --- Works with control and monitoring mechanisms, tools and techniques Health Information Documentation --- Shares experiences with maintaining paper and electronic patient documentation --- Walk through the steps and procedures for receiving, validating and updating patient records --- Describes the flow of information between various stations or units --- Discusses the functions, features and document flow of electronic documentation --- Transcribes verbal orders; explains techniques for ensuring their accuracy --- Explains health information documentation best practices and their rationale across health care practices Medical Equipment --- Describes experience with basic medical equipment used in own unit or facility --- Uses standard diagnostic tools and techniques to resolves common equipment problems --- Educates patients about the appropriate use of home medical equipment --- Ensures that all equipment and related supplies are in proper working order prior to use to ensure patient safety --- Inspects, troubleshoots and evaluates incoming equipment Medical Order Processing --- Shares experiences with processing medical orders for one or more groups of patients or conditions --- Describes functions and features of the system used to enter, validate, update and forward medical orders --- Discusses common errors, their sources and procedures for correcting --- Explains considerations for entering and following standing orders --- Differentiates between standing orders and preprinted orders and considerations for each Patient Chart Reading and Interpretation --- Describes experiences in reading and interpreting patient charts for patients on unit and under own care --- Reviews patients' charts for completion and accuracy; identifies and alerts to mistakes or omissions --- Recognizes unexpected readings and alerts nursing or medical staff --- Relates examples of mis-readings or misinterpretations and lessons learned --- Reviews, discusses and validates own interpretation with others Patient Safety --- Shares experiences with ensuring safety for one or more patient groups or settings --- Explains key features of safety guidelines and procedures for those groups and settings --- Listens and responds to safety inquiries from patients and family members --- Recognizes and addresses physiological and psychological signs of problems --- Describes considerations for patients who can cause to harm to self, versus harm to others --- Utilizes appropriate systems to document misses and near misses, participates in immediate investigating, analysis and reporting in real time Meets all requirements identified in this position description. Requirements: Experience: 1 year of experience in the related nursing specialty preferred. Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing preferred. New hires are precepted by a designated trained staff member and initial on-boarding requirements are validated through successful completion of the designated organizational entry competency validation and a Perinatal Department -specific competency validation. Licenses/Certifications/Registrations: RN Licensure in state of employment or compact. Current certification from NCC Electronic Fetal Monitoring (C-EFM) or one of the following AWHONN courses: within 90 days of hire for new graduates and experienced nurses new to the specialty then required to maintain course certification thereafter. Work Schedule: 7PM - 7AM Work Type: Full Time EEO is the law - click below for more information: If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at (844) 257-6925.

Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, Alexandria , Full time Spanish Bilingual Registered Nurse, Other , Alexandria, Louisiana

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