Catholic Health Initiatives Registered Nurse - Cardiac : NHH (0.9 FTE Nights) in LINCOLN, Nebraska

Registered Nurse - Cardiac : NHH (0.9 FTE Nights)

Description

POSITION PURPOSE:

This

position contributes to the mission and vision of Alegent Health by providing

direct and indirect nursing care to a designated group of patients across the

age continuum. Provides services which

encompass the spiritual, physiological, social, and psychological aspects of

care of the sick, prevention of disease, or conservation of health.

ENVIRONMENT:

Alegent Health is a

not-for-profit umbrella corporation providing governance, administrative

management and direction to all operations of Bergan Mercy Health System

(sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives) and Immanuel Medical

Center (Immanuel Health

Systems). These two health systems have

consolidated operations while maintaining separate religious identities,

financial assets and medical staffs.

Consolidated operations include

five acute-care metropolitan hospitals located in the Omaha-Council Bluffs

metropolitan area; three rural hospitals located in Missouri Valley and

Corning, Iowa and in Schuyler, Nebraska; one long-term care facility located in

Omaha; one ambulatory service facility at Lakeside in Omaha; minority owner of

community hospital in Blair; home care programs serving the region; multiple

metropolitan and rural health care clinics/offices; major programmatic

initiatives in managed care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, behavioral

health, senior services, cardiovascular services, orthopedics, women’s and

children’s services, and oncology; and joint ventures with community partners

in pediatrics and hospice.

NATURE AND SCOPE:

The

incumbent reports directly to the Operations Director and/or Manager, Nursing

Service Administration and works collaboratively with patients, families,

physicians, other departments and health care entities.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assesses

patient status with patient/family input and identifies age-appropriate patient

care needs/problems that includes bio-physical, psycho-social, spiritual,

environment, self-care, and educational needs and will serve to focus the

provision of nursing care at admission, transfer, and discharge.

2.

Plans individualized age appropriate

evidence-based patient care through a interdisciplinary team approach and

through interdisciplinary patient care conference, ongoing patient assessments,

re-evaluation of patient problems or needs.

  1. Utilizes professional skills and

judgement in prescribing, delegating and coordinating the plan of care;

includes appropriate resources to manage patient care path/CareMaps/variances.

Administers medications and treatments according to nursing policy.

  1. Guides

and directs professional and nonprofessional personnel in the delivery of

patient care, evaluates patient care effectiveness, modifies the plan of care

according to age appropriate patient nursing policy. Utilizes care

paths/CareMaps to develop and modify the patient's plan of care. Monitors variances

and takes action on these variances.

  1. Provides

the following nursing services: a. Independent; b. Inter-dependent; c. Delegated.

  1. Identifies

patient/significant other learning needs and initiates and provides for age

appropriate education.

  1. Responds

to patient calls, anticipates individual patient needs, and assures patient

safety and comfort through regular rounds, environmental maintenance, and other

appropriate safety measures.

  1. Demonstrates

the ability to perform in an accurate and precise manner in crisis and

emergency situations. Demonstrates

effective management of rapidly changing situations.

  1. Establishes

and maintains interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors, and other

team members while assuring confidentiality of patient information.

  1. Maintains and promotes a professional

attitude by providing support and assisting co-workers and other team members

in the delivery of patient care.

  1. Demonstrates a cost effective awareness

by careful, efficient, and non-wasteful use of supplies and linens; uses

established charge procedures and implementation of systems.

  1. Complies with internal and external

regulations, policies and procedures.

  1. Assumes responsibility for personal and

professional growth through participation in unit meetings, inservice programs,

continuing education programs, and fulfills yearly requirements as stated by

policy. Participates in achieving nursing division goals and supports Shared

Leadership structure. Assists in the orientation

of new staff and participates in unit Quality Improvement activities. Participates in achieving organizational

goals.

  1. Assumes charge/leadership

responsibilities based on skill level and unit needs. As a charge nurse, the incumbent assumes leadership

role for the shift to include the following duties: serves as a resource for

patient care, assigns staffing for shift, makes recommendations to manager if

disciplinary actions are needed, and complies with all regulations.

15.

Participates in all safety, security and infection

control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by

the department.

16.

Complies with internal and external regulations,

policies, and procedures. Participates

in achieving nursing division goals and supports shared governance

structure.

17.

Acknowledges the

value of multicultural traditions and demonstrates this when caring for clients.

18.

Appropriately

delegates nursing procedures which do not require the skill/knowledge or

judgement of a licensed professional and which may be safely delegated in

accordance with nursing policies and procedures. Supervises the provision of care by

non-licensed personnel as necessary.

  1. Contributes to planning for use of

physical, human, and capital budget fiscal resources.

20.

Demonstrates

work practices consistent with Alegent Health and department-specific

safety, security and infection control

policies.

  1. Assess patient’s pain and establishes an

acceptable pain level. Responds and intervenes to verbal and non-verbal pain.

  1. Authorized to make entries in the medical

record, consistent with and limited to the scope of the job duties and any

applicable licensure.

  1. Must have ability to work effectively and

collaboratively in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience

One-year

experience in an area of specialty preferred.

Education/Licensure

Required:

Completion

of a Registered Nurse program in an accredited institution

Current

RN licensure in the State of Nebraska or the

State of Iowa. Nebraska and

Iowa are

compact states so you must be

licensed in the state of residence.

Additional

requirements include:

BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire.

Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include

the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American

Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO,

must say “Professional Level-with AED”, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

ACLS or ACLS instructor certification is required within 6

months. Acceptable credentialing bodies

and certifications include the following:

American Heart Association:

Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Safety and Health

Institute: ACLS, American

College of Surgeons: ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and

American College

of Emergency Physician: ACLS

PALS

(Pediatric Cardiac Life Support) or PALS instructor certification required within

12 months. Acceptable credentialing

bodies and certifications include the following: American Heart Association: Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American

Safety and Health Institute: PALS,

Emergency Nurses Association: Emergency

Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC), American

Academy of

Pediatrics: Pediatric Education for

Prehospital Professionals (PEPP), and American Academy of Pediatrics/American

College of Emergency Physicians: APLS.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Job

requires continuous use of reading skills and verbal communication skills. Job requires frequent use of written

communications skills. Job requires

delegation, conflict resolution, individual and group interactions, time

management, critical thinking and stress management. Incumbents must possess

knowledge of how to provide care to a diverse population of patients and the

ability to communicate and work with people from a variety of age-groups,

social strata and ethnic backgrounds.

Job Nursing - RN

Primary Location NEBRASKA-LINCOLN-NEBRASKA HEART INSTITUTE

Daily Schedule Nights

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0106251