Under the general supervision of the Critical Care Director, the Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct patient care to patients using the nursing process, demonstrating clinical competence relevant to the area of nursing practice, and adhering to the ANA Code of Ethics.
Department Specific Skills:
Refer to the ICU Competency Validation Listing.
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing preferred.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing required.
Minimum Work Experience:
One year critical care nursing experience highly preferred.
Certifications / Licenses:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required.
Basic Life Support required
Trauma Nurse Core Course preferred.
CCRN certification preferred.
Current RN license in the State of Missouri or Compact State.
Graduate nurses (GN) must obtain licensure within 90 days of graduation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Attitude: I will represent Phelps Health with a positive attitude, caring demeanor and professional appearance in all encounters including stressful situations. A positive attitude is demonstrated through a friendly approach, active listening and meeting the needs of our customers.
Opportunity: We will address the needs of our customers and respond in a timely manner. It is my responsibility to provide everyone with prompt service, assist customers, listen courteously and maintain their right to privacy.
Respect: I am dedicated to serving our customers. It is expected that I will treat everyone with courtesy and respect. I will respect and appreciate the value of all individuals through my behavior and communication.
Safety: I am committed to promoting a safe culture for our organization.
Service: Our customer service encompasses seeking out opportunities to improve customer satisfaction, always maintaining a positive attitude, showing respect to those we serve, and maintaining a safe environment for everyone.
Mental / Physical Requirement
(May be met with appropriate accommodations if deemed necessary): Considerable mental concentration required. Requires frequent heavy lifting and turning activities and nearly constant walking. Standing, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching required.
Minimal physical discomfort. Moderate level of auditory distractions. Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to infectious diseases, radiation, anti-neoplastic agents, and hostile persons at times. Works with sharps and other potentially biohazardous material. Ability to
function under stress required.
Assessment: Performs initial and ongoing assessments in all aspects of patient care to monitor patient status, improve quality, enhance patient safety, and to provide accurate information to health care team members. Utilizes critical thinking skills to assess deteriorating conditions and collaborates with the physician in order to intervene promptly.
Communication: Communicates to physicians and appropriate team members
pertinent patient information in order to improve patient outcomes and quality care. Communicates to patient and family members in a manner that enhances the patient experience and promotes learning to support health care outcomes.
Documentation: Documents accurately and efficiently all patient care activities and
required quality monitoring items to support the achievement of compliance with
established quality measures (i.e. CHF discharge teaching, SCIP measures).
Professionalism: Delegates appropriately to team members while maintaining an
atmosphere fostering team work and accountability. Demonstrates understanding of
the dynamics of health care, adapting to change in a positive and professional manner in an attempt to support the hospital mission, vision, and values. Incorporates critical thinking into his/her nursing practice and attempts to develop skills and abilities through continued education and various educational opportunities. Promotes collegiality between departments by treating others with respect and dignity in all encounters especially during rapid response situations.
Quality: Provides quality nursing care including administration of medications, nursing intervention, and patient and family teaching. All actions are performed within the guidelines established in hospital policy and procedure. These actions will support quality outcomes and patient safety.
Safety: Follows established hospital policy regarding patient safety measures such as
infection prevention, safe patient handling and movement, critical lab notification, etc. to insure that patient care is provided in an optimally safe environment. Maintains and cares for Central Lines and Surgical Site Infections per policy.
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