Catholic Health Initiatives Registered Nurse - Progressive Care - Nights in GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska

Registered Nurse - Progressive Care - Nights

Description

CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at CHIhealth.com.

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Unit Director, assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and documents the care of all assigned patients. Cares for patients with a variety of acute to critical medical/surgical problems ranging from infants to geriatrics at various developmental levels. Patients are from both traditional and nontraditional family structures with a variety of sociocultural and educational backgrounds.

Essential Duties:

  • Assigns, coordinates and/or directs care given by other nursing staff as required. Identifies when other unit personnel need assistance and offers help. Collaborates with patient, family and interdisciplinary team to plan patient care. Problem solves with team to prevent adverse patient outcomes.

  • Performs procedures and treatments while using equipment according to nursing service policies and procedures, demonstrates unit based competencies and utilizes evidence based teaching methods.

  • Utilizes the nursing process to assess and prioritize patient needs.

  • Formulates, implements and evaluates the patient’s plan of care. Adjusts plan of care in consultation with the Charge nurse as appropriate and implements plan.

  • Uses basic communication skills to provide care to assigned patients/ families. Relays pertinent information through appropriate documentation and referral to other health care team members such as medicine, dietary and support staff. Initiates discharge planning working in collaboration with the appropriate staff.

  • Initiates appropriate nursing action in crisis or emergency situations.

  • Carries out physician orders.

  • Provides continuity of care to meet the patient’s changing needs.

  • Records information on the patient record in accordance with charting guidelines.

  • Utilizes time management principles and techniques.

  • Recognizes changes in patient status based on interpretation of assessments.

  • Recognizes examples of use of evidence/research based practice- at performance appraisal presents journal article supporting specific approach to a nursing care problem.

Hours: 1800-0630

Qualifications

Licensure and Certification

  • Current Nebraska license as a Registered Nurse.

  • Current certification in Basic Life Support. Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification within 6 months.

  • After 2 years of employment, strongly encouraged to pursue certification in specialty area.

Experience

  • Approximately six months on-the-job experience to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of hospital, unit, departmental procedures and policies to meet quality standards.

Skills

  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to gather and exchange information with physicians, patient, family, visitors and other hospital personnel.

  • Analytical skills necessary to develop and implement effective nursing care and problem-solving measures for patient's physical, psychosocial and spiritual well-being.

Consistently adheres to and demonstrates our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.

Job Critical Care/ICU

Primary Location NEBRASKA-GRAND ISLAND-ST FRANCIS

Daily Schedule Nights

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 48

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0123659