Dept: PCU (Patient Care Unit)
Status: Part Time
Shift: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 PM – 7:00AM
To Start: ASAP
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
Experience: One (1) to three (3) years recent experience as an RN. Experience in orthopedic, neurosurgical, pain management specialties preferred.
Required License/Certifications: Current state license as a registered nurse; current CPR certification
Preferred License/Certifications: ACLS and PALS certification
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Demonstrates appropriate application of age specific standards, policies, and procedures and guidelines in caring for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients: follows age specific standards in administering medications based on patient’s age; follows age specific standards of care during altered states of consciousness related to analgesia, conscious sedation or anesthesia; uses age specific standards, policies and procedures and guidelines to perform treatments and procedures that are routine for unit/clinic based on patient’s age.
Incorporates cultural and developmental needs into plan of care: in collaboration with the patient/family, and in a developmentally and culturally appropriate manner, implements the plan of care; demonstrates competency in the provision of nursing care according to established standards of nursing practice and in developmentally appropriate manner.
Collaborates and works cooperatively with physicians and other members of the multi-disciplinary health care team in formal and informal teaching of patients and/or family about his or her disease process and wellness promotion plan and discharge planning: assesses patient/family learning needs, abilities, preferences, and readiness to learn; utilizes a collaborative interdisciplinary process to provide appropriate patient/family education; utilizes available information to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching in producing the desired patient outcomes and makes adjustments in teaching as indicated.
Participates in performance improvement activities which include collecting, analyzing data to identify quantifiable measures to maintain quality and the promotion of desired outcomes. Also includes participation in development of patient care delivery systems, standards, policy and procedures, and problem-solving teams.
Demonstrates critical thinking skills, ability to provide and delegate appropriate activities to staff based on patient assessment, complexity of the task, level of competence of staff and/or certification/licensure requirements and the requirements to deliver care in a safe efficient manner maximizing positive outcomes for the patient.