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Staff Registered Nurse - Float - Per Diem

at Steward Health Care System

Posted: 9/17/2020
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 34732
Keywords: nurse, nursing

Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital
Posted Date: 9/16/2020
internal 9.16-23

TITLE: STAFF RN

JOB CODE:

DEPARTMENT: Nursing

FLSA STATUS:

REPORTS TO: Clinical Manager

DATE:

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Staff Nurse is an individual who holds ultimate responsibility for direct and indirect nursing care through the utilization of the nursing process. The Staff Nurse provides individualized, goal-directed nursing care through use of the nursing process and practices within the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act and the Standards, Policies and Procedures of Carney Hospital. He/she reports to the Clinical Manager or designee.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Assess and diagnoses patient and family problems in order to provide quality care to assigned patients.

· Completes patient assessment data within 8 hours of admission or in accordance with specific unit standard.

· Identifies and documents nursing diagnosis/problem list on patient plan of care within 8 hours of admission.

· Identifies and documents patient/family/significant other teaching needs upon admission. (including barriers/strategies/outcomes)

· Identifies discharge planning needs of patient/family/significant other at time of admission.

· Identifies and anticipates needs of patient/family as they move through the hospitalization process.

  1. Develops discusses and communicates a realistic problem list (plan of care) for each patient, in collaboration with each patient/family/significant other in order to address all identified needs/or in accordance with specific unit standards.

· Plan of care includes nursing diagnosis/problem list statement for each identified problem

· Develops patient/family/significant other teaching and discharge plans that are driven by the needs of patient/family.

  1. Demonstrates the skills and judgement necessary to implement medical plan of care, nursing interventions

and procedures as necessary for the care of the patient.

· Demonstrates knowledge of Carney Hospital policies and procedures/protocols for administering, transcribing and recording medications.

· Demonstrate knowledge of commonly used meds: action, dose and side effects

· Observes 5 R’s for administering meds:

- right patient

- right drug

- right dose

- right method

- right time

· Demonstrated proper procedures in all methods of medication administration

· Monitors patients response and intervenes appropriately

· Provides effective pain management to include:

  • accurate assessment using 0-10 pain scale

- documentation of location, character and duration

- timely appropriate interventions

  • timely reassessment and intervention

· Administers blood and blood products following Carney Hospital policy and procedures

· Documents narcotics use according to Carney Hospital policy and procedure

· Assess, maintains and documents IV access according to Carney Hospital policy and procedures

· Identifies patients at risk for falls and implements fall prevention program as appropriate

· Delivers culturally competent care being sensitive to issues related to culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class

· Provides emotional support to the patient/family

· Considers patient’s spiritual needs and appropriately consults Spiritual Care Services

· Effectively teaches the patient/family about the disease, disease process, procedures, medications, food drug interactions, activity progression and when to call M.D.

  1. Re-evaluates the identified problems, care provided, and outcomes in order to meet patient and family needs and assure overall quality of care delivered.
  • Reassessments of plan of care is done every 24 hours and as patient condition warrants/or at each patient visit.
  • Assesses the patient/significant other’s response to teaching plan in order to evaluate the effectiveness of plan.
  • Based on reassessment, plan of care remains the same or is modified to meet the patient/significant other’s identified needs.
  • Contributes knowledge and information and is open to the knowledge and assessment of others, thus enabling the team to develop an integrated approach to patient care.

  1. Maintains up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to ensure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team.
  • Each identified problem is addressed using flow sheet or progress note every 24 hours
  • Patient teaching record is completed to include barriers, teaching method and learning outcome
  • Flow sheets and I&O sheets are accurate and signed with name and title each shift
  • Medication administration record reflects full signature and title of nurse administering med, time given, reason for omission, and site for injection (if applicable)
  • Discharge plan accurately reflects patient and/or family’s ability to manage care after discharge
  • Referrals are made based on identified needs
  • Interagency communication referral forms (Pg. 2) are complete and accurate.

  1. Demonstrates ability to use critical thinking skills in all aspects of practice.

· Collates and integrates multiple sources of data

· Recognizes the limits of clinical judgment and seeks interdisciplinary collaboration and consultation

· Maintains a global grasp of situations, and utilizes nursing skills acquired through a process of integrating formal and experiential knowledge

· Functions appropriately during medical emergencies.

  1. Maintains current knowledge/certification/licensure.
  • Practice within legal boundaries of nurse practice act and according to Carney Hospital policies and procedures
  • Attends continuing education programs in order to maintain licensure
  • Attends Carney Hospital sponsored skills programs as required by department.

  1. Functions as a role model for current and new staff.
  • Facilitates problem resolution among peers as observed by Clinical Manager and peers
  • Demonstrates a constructive approach towards the organization during all interactions with staff and nurse manager
  • Role models the core values
  • Seeks opportunities to act as preceptor/teacher/mentor.

  1. Performs competently in fulfilling job responsibilities as required by the Division.
  • Maintains all unit based competencies
  • Demonstrates knowledge of procedures/theories of PCA and epidural pain management modalities
  • Demonstrates knowledge of procedures/theories of capillary blood glucose testing
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Carney Hospital restraint policy
  • Demonstrates ability to use computer system.

  1. Directs other licensed and non-licensed personnel in the provision of care to patients as assigned.

· Demonstrates willingness to assume charge nurse role as required

· Delegates responsibility based on patient care needs, skills and competence of the caregiver.

  1. Assumes all other duties and responsibilities as necessary.

· Identifies and/or assumes activities relative to the developmental needs of the unit and the nursing department

· Demonstrates dependability/flexibility in meeting scheduling needs of the unit and Hospital

  • Maintains professional composure and confidence during stressful situations
  • Maintains open communication using appropriate chain of command regarding issues

· Seeks opportunities to participate in decision making regarding standards, policies, practice and/or education

· Demonstrates knowledge and principles of Performance Improvement works as a team member to achieve Performance Improvement

· Participates in a minimum of 50% of staff meetings.

  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).

2. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  1. CORE Values

A. Compassion: Demonstrates a genuine concern for others (including patients and co-workers), and a willingness to continually seek to alleviate suffering, problems or other obstacles which impede the patient’s progress.

B. Advocacy: Acts as an advocate in addressing the needs of patients, employees, visitors, volunteers, the poor and the community.

C. Respect: Demonstrates a high regard for the worth of each individual person by showing respect to patients, families, visitors and co-workers. Evidences respect for and sensitivity to the cultural, ethnic and racial diversity of others.

  1. Excellence: Strives for excellence in work performed and particularly in the personal manner in which work is accomplished.

13. CORE Work Behavior

  1. Cooperation & Teamwork: Exhibits a positive work ethic, thus enabling the rendering of care in the most professional manner.

· Accepts reassignments at the request of the supervisor, and performs additional duties.

· Cooperates with other staff in completing assignments as deemed appropriate by the supervisor.

· Participates by offering practical suggestions in a constructive manner on how to improve service within the department or hospital.

  1. Confidentiality: Maintains all aspects of confidentiality as it relates to hospital business, patient

affairs, personnel and other matters.

· Maintains the confidentiality of patient, personnel, department and hospital information without exception.

· Dealings with others are straight forward and honest and demonstrates integrity in all instances.

G. Customer Service: Demonstrates on a daily basis a commitment to the principles of customer service.

· Performs work responsibilities in a manner that is consistently patient (customer) oriented.

· Strives to provide patient (customer) with compassionate service regardless of circumstances.

· Adheres to the values of courtesy, sensitivity, responsiveness, and professionalism in all interactions.

  1. Cultural Diversity: Displays sensitivity to the cultural customs or practices of others.

· Is open-minded and respectful of cultural beliefs, values and practices.

· Communicates effectively and respectfully, either through an interpreter or attentive listening.

  1. ADHERENCE TO HOSPITAL POLICIES

I. Acts in a manner consistent with the Absence From Work Policy (951-15).

· Adheres to Absence From Work Policy (#951-15).

· Arrives at workstation, at scheduled time, prepared to work.

  1. Adheres to all safety regulations and policies.

· Employee completes all mandated orientation regarding Carney Hospital Safety, JCAHO, Hazardous Communications, OSHA and Blood Born Pathogen Regulations. Attends all mandated ongoing train-

ing/inservice programs as required by the hospital, with 100% compliance.

· The individual shows 100% compliance with all safety, life safety, and equipment management programs set forth by this institution in order to maintain a functionally safe environment for all patients, personnel, and visitors as required by JCAHO or any regulatory agencies.

K. Adheres to hospital and departmental dress codes, according to policy.

· Adheres to hospital and departmental dress codes, according to policy, with no more than one formal verbal warning per year.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  1. Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
  2. Experience: Demonstrated proficiency in acute care nursing, knowledge and skills
  3. Certification/Licensure: Current registration in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  4. Software/Hardware:
  5. Other:

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