36 HRS/WK Night shift 7PM to 7 AM Every other weekend required. Possible relief Charge RN. Holidays required.
General job duties:
•Assesses the physical, biophysical and health education needs of adolescent, adult, and geriatric acute care patients. •Gathers pertinent patient care data using all available resources. •Establishes a nursing plan of care, including pertinent measurable short and long-term goals for adolescents, adult and geriatric acute care patients. •Prepares a plan for discharge and follow-up appropriate to both patient and family needs. •Implements interventions appropriate to the age-specific needs of adolescent, adult and geriatric acute care patients. •Safely and accurately administer medications commonly used in Critical Care nursing units. •Provides patient and family education for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and their family/caregivers. •Provides appropriate and safe interventions in emergency situations commonly experienced by Critical Care patients. •Performs basic patient care procedures for adolescents, adult and geriatric acute care patients, as required by the specific nursing unit. •Communicates with members of the health care team and other appropriate parties as necessary in the delivery of care. •Documents nursing care to maintain an accurate and legal medical record. •Operates specialized equipment included in the Critical Care unit equipment checklist. •Assists in maintaining a safe environment for patients. •Manages the care of patients undergoing procedures requiring analgesia, sedation and anesthesia. •May participate on department and hospital committees; and provide in-service training to hospital staff. •Attends meetings as required •Utilizes special knowledge of age-specific differences in Critical Care patients to recognize changes in patient status. •Follows OSHA and other standards for protection against blood borne pathogens. Serves as relief Charge Nurse as needed or instructed by Nursing Director.
Equipment utilized in the unit/dept: Electronic Medical Record Cerner. Phone, Fax,
Experience in care of Post Open Heart and Valve, Balloon Pump, Swan Catheter, Ventilated Pateints,