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Rn, registered nurse - ldrpn

Company: Christus Health
Location: Alice
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionSummary:The competent Nurse, in the same or similar clinical setting, practices independently and demonstrates an awareness of all relevant aspects of a situation. Provides routine and complex care, with the ability to on long-range goals or plans. Continues to develop the ability to cope with and manage contingencies of clinical nursing. Makes appropriate assignments and delegates to other care providers as a means to help manage the clinical situation.CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice - a Texas Ten Steps Designated Facility - Women's Services is comprised of Registered Nurses, License Vocational Nurses and OB scrub techs. We deliver excellent care to our soon-to-be moms, laboring moms, delivering moms and new moms, and help them prepare for the most exciting experience of being a new mom or new parents. As a team this is our second family. We depend on each other in a lot of things to cover the needs of our department. As a team we are committed to train and nurture you to be part of our team and our second family.If you are looking to join a rapidly growing faith-based organization that encourages professional development, we want you to become a part of the CHRISTUS Spohn family!Responsibilities:Meets expectations of the applicable One CHRISTUS Competencies: Leader of Self, Leader of Others, or Leader of Leaders.Consistent with the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, provides nursing care utilizing the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation for assigned patientsAddresses increasingly complex psychological, emotional, cultural, and social needs of patient and families in accordance with their level of practiceUsing the appropriate protocol, administers medications and treatments; monitors for side-effects and effectiveness of the treatment prescribedDocuments patient history, symptoms, medication, and care givenAssess learning needs and provides education to patients, family members and/or care givers; identify issues and resourcesCORE COMPETENCIESStandard I: Utilizes the Nursing ProcessUses critical thinking skills to assess the basic physical, psychosocial, social, cultural,Spiritual, and development needs of patient and familiesCommunicates findings to appropriate healthcare team membersDevelops 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 goalsEvaluates the care and treatment(s) provided to the patient and the patient response to the care and treatment(s).Performs timely reassessment and documentationMust be able to perform unit-specific competencies based on the specific patient care need for the designated unit's patient populationStandard II. Patient Throughput & Patient Flow ProcessAnticipates and plans for admission/discharge/transfer needs to facilitate patient flowUtilizes appropriate systems of communication and tools to facilitate the discharge processCoaches on tools and techniques for checking, cross checking and validating orders to ensure accuracy.Standard III. Unit OperationsPlans, directs, and evaluates the overall nursing care and functions in a particular nursing unit during an assigned shiftDemonstrates good stewardship in proper use and maintenance of equipment and SuppliesAssesses departmental staffing needs; actively participates in resourcing efforts.Educates and trains others on the operations, ethics, and regulations within the industry.Standard IV. Safe Practice/Quality Care/RegulationsIncorporates patient safety practices/guidelines to promote a safe environment resulting in positive patient outcomesDemonstrates accountability for nursing research and quality improvement activitiesProvides evidence-based nursing careCommunicates patient information effectively across the continuum of careEducates 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 COMPETENCIESClinical Policies and StandardsFollows a specific set of standards and associated clinical proceduresAnalyzes policy and standards documentation and ensures organizational complianceProvides feedback for improvement of proceduresAssists in the development and implementation of specific proceduresWorks with control and monitoring mechanisms, tools and techniquesHealth Information DocumentationShares experiences with maintaining paper and electronic patient documentationWalk through the steps and procedures for receiving, validating and updating patient recordsDescribes the flow of information between various stations or unitsDiscusses the functions, features and document flow of electronic documentationTranscribes verbal orders; explains techniques for ensuring their accuracyExplains health information documentation best practices and their rationale across health care practices.Medical EquipmentDescribes experience with basic medical equipment used in own unit or facilityUses standard diagnostic tools and techniques to resolves common equipment problemsEducates patients about the appropriate use of home medical equipmentEnsures that all equipment and related supplies are in proper working order prior to use to ensure patient safetyInspects, troubleshoots and evaluates incoming equipmentMedical Order ProcessingShares experiences with processing medical orders for one or more groups of patients or conditionsDescribes functions and features of the system used to enter, validate, update and forward medical ordersDiscusses common errors, their sources and procedures for correctingExplains considerations for entering and following standing ordersDifferentiates between standing orders and preprinted orders and considerations for eachPatient Chart Reading and InterpretationDescribes experiences in reading and interpreting patient charts for patients on unit and under own careReviews patients' charts for completion and accuracy; identifies and alerts to mistakes or omissionsRecognizes unexpected readings and alerts nursing or medical staffRelates examples of mis-readings or misinterpretations and lessons learnedReviews, discusses and validates own interpretation with othersPatient SafetyShares experiences with ensuring safety for one or more patient groups or settingsExplains key features of safety guidelines and procedures for those groups and settingsListens and responds to safety inquiries from patients and family membersRecognizes and addresses physiological and psychological signs of problemsDescribes considerations for patients who can cause to harm to self, versus harm to othersUtilizes appropriate systems to document misses and near misses, participates in immediate investigating, analysis and reporting in real-time.Requirements:Experience:Perinatal RN Residency, or recently practicing in a Perinatal Setting is preferred.1 year of experience in the related nursing specialty preferred.Education:Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, preferred.All newly hired experienced RNs must attend New Nurses Orientation within the first 30 days of hire.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.Completion of all annual competency verification requirements.Licenses/Certifications/Registrations:RN License in state of employment or compactBLS requiredCurrent certification from NCC Electronic Fetal Monitoring (C-EFM) or one of the following AWHONN courses: Intermediate FHM, Intermediate FHM Instructor, Advanced FHM Instructor, or Instructor Trainer at time of hire for experienced nurses; within 6 months of hire for new graduates and experienced nurses new to the specialty then required to maintain course certification thereafter.Current STABLE (Post-resuscitation/Pre-transport Stabilization Care of Sick Infants) certification from one of the following courses: Participant, Lead Instructor, or Support Instructor at time of hire for experienced nurses; within 4 months of hire for new graduates and experienced nurses new to the specialty then required to maintain course certification thereafter.Current ACLS certification within 30 days of hire for experienced nurses; within 90 days of hire for new graduates then required to maintain certification thereafter.Current NRP certification at time of hire for experienced nurses; within 60 days for new graduates and experienced nurses new to the specialty then required to maintain certification thereafter.Work Schedule:7 AM - 7 PMWork Type:Full TimeEEO is the law - click below for more information:We endeavor to make this site accessible to any and all users. 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.

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