30th March, 2021
General job duties:
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Assesses patients, as appropriate to the scope of care the nurse will provide. Assessments may include: physical, psychosocial, learning needs and barriers, needs related to age/culture, discharge planning.
•Establishes nursing diagnoses based on results of assessments and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
•Plans care according to identified diagnoses and needs. Updates plan of care as appropriate.
•Implements/performs individualized care, based on nursing care plan and the nurse’s role with the patient. This care may include but not be limited to:
oAssisting with activities of daily living, including fall risk management and safe patient handling.
oSkin assessment/wound care
oOperation/manipulation of biomedical and other patient care and testing equipment, including but not limited to infusion pumps, patient transfer equipment, cardiopulmonary monitors, invasive catheters and drains, thermoregulation devices, measurement devices, medication dispensing cabinets, external therapeutic devices.
oAssisting the physician and other licensed, independent practitioners with invasive and non-invasive procedures.
oTeaching patients and their families about current illness, medical tests, medication, general healthcare, illness and disease prevention, and wellness promotion.
oProviding appropriate assignment, supervision, and direction to unlicensed assistive personnel in order to ensure optimum patient care.
oProviding interdisciplinary coordination and facilitation of overall care.
•Documents patient assessments, interventions, care, and teaching in the electronic medical record. Documents in paper format, as necessary. Documentation is complete, concise, timely, and legible.
•Evaluates care provided, communicates patient status and results of care to the interdisciplinary team.
•Manages care of patient, including pain control, during anesthesia recovery
•Manages patients undergoing moderate sedation, including medication administration, monitoring, routine and emergency airway management
•Identifies and interprets cardiac rhythms; proficient in use of cardio-respiratory monitoring equipment
•Must be able to take call nights, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis; must be within 30 minutes travel time to hospital
Equipment utilized in the unit/dept: Soarian, USA/DSS, AS 400 and Pyxis
- Excellent airway management skills
- Able to read, write legibly, and converse effectively in the English language.
- Exhibits critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Flexible, able to prioritize and adapt to rapidly-changing patient and unit needs.
- Demonstrates effective teaching skills.
- Responds effectively to patient crisis/emergency situations
- Proficient in use of computer, including accessing internet, word processing, and documenting in an electronic medical record system.
- Maintains regular, consistent and punctual attendance at the assigned job location
- Recent (within past 5 years) acute care hospital experience preferredLicensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Oregon
- American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) or must be obtained by the last day of the month after the 60-day grace period
- American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or must be obtained by the last day of the month after the 6-month grace period
- American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course card or will obtain within 1 year of hire
- Specialty certification (CPAN or equivalent) preferred
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