Registered Nurse - Stress Lab at BEACON HEALTH SYSTEM in Elkhart, Indiana

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Reports to Director. Applies the nursing process utilizing Relationship Based Care framework. Establishes strong patient family relationships. Collaborates with other professional, clinical and ancillary staff in providing quality care to patients. Displays strong teamwork. Exhibits self-care and self-knowing in order to be empathetic and compassionate with every interaction.

EGH Nursing Purpose: To ensure safe, compassionate, innovative patient centered care, promote and engage in the advancement of evidenced-based nursing practice, create a culture of collaboration, professionalism and a healthy work environment.
MISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALS



  • MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.


  • VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.


  • SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.

Caring and Healing Environment:

  • Exhibits self-care as evidenced by balancing workload and scheduling lunch breaks.

  • Schedules and utilizes vacation days to renew/refresh as appropriate.

  • Recognizes stress or situational frustration while on duty and takes respite time as appropriate.

  • Care of team and care of patients/families present in core values/standards of behavior.

Leadership:

  • Accepts accountability and responsibility to address issues and conflicts. Follows up with unit director as needed.

  • Acts as a role model and precepts new associates as requested.

Teamwork:

  • Communicate, collaborate, and function with other members of the health team to provide safe and effective care.

  • Collaborative rounds with physicians.

  • Clean concise communication of patient condition using nursing communication M page during all hand offs including bedside report.

  • Participates in shift briefs, debriefs, and huddles to improve communication, patient care, and teamwork.

  • Delegate and supervise only those nursing measures which the nurse knows, or should know, that another person is prepared, qualified, or licensed to perform.

  • Fosters a sense of trust and collaboration among team members and other departments.

Professional Practice:

  • Plan care which includes goals and prioritized nursing approaches/measures derived from the nursing diagnosis.

  • Accept responsibility for individual nursing actions and continued competence.

  • Takes ownership and pride in their job.

  • Respect the dignity and rights of the patient regardless of socioeconomic status, personal attributes, or nature of health problem.

  • Maintain each patients right to privacy by protecting confidential information unless obligated by law to disclose the information.

  • Retain professional accountability for nursing care when delegating nursing intervention.

Patient Care Delivery:

  • Formulate nursing diagnosis based on accessible, communicable, and recorded data which is collected in a systematic and continuous manner.

  • Assess the patient in a systematic, organized manner.

  • Implement strategies to provide for patient and family participation in health, promotion, maintenance, and restoration.

  • Utilizes critical thinking skills and employs the use of the teach-back method.

  • Keeps patients/families informed and answers call lights promptly.

  • Initiate nursing actions to assist the patient to maximize his/her health capabilities.

  • Provide nursing care without discrimination on the basis of diagnosis, age, sex, race, creed, or color.

Resource Driven Practice:

  • Seek education resources and create learning experiences to enhance and maintain current knowledge and skills for his/her continuing competence in nursing practice and individual growth.

  • Including continuing education, council and committee participation, and process improvement activities.

  • Seek education and supervision as necessary when implementing nursing practice techniques.

  • Has regular and prompt attendance.

Outcomes:

  • Evaluate with the patient the status of goal achievement as a basis for reassessment, reordering priorities, new goal setting, and revision of the plan of care.

  • Conduct purposeful rounding to assess, evaluate, and anticipate needs.

  • Participates in the review and evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of nursing care.

  • Conducts chart, blood, restraint, and other audits as requested.

  • Receives patient feedback via call backs, leader rounds, or surveys.

  • Documentation is thorough and follows core measure guidelines.

  • Completes other job related duties and projects as assigned.

ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Associate complies with the following organizational requirements:


  • Attends and participates in department meetings and is accountable for all information shared.

  • Completes mandatory education, annual competencies and department specific education within established timeframes.

  • Completes annual employee health requirements within established timeframes.

  • Maintains license/certification, registration in good standing throughout fiscal year.

  • Direct patient care providers are required to maintain current BCLS (CPR) and other certifications as required by position/department.

  • Consistently utilizes appropriate universal precautions, protective equipment, and ergonomic techniques to protect patient and self.

  • Adheres to regulatory agency requirements, survey process and compliance.

  • Complies with established organization and department policies.

  • Available to work overtime in addition to working additional or other shifts and schedules when required.


Education and Experience
The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Indiana. Candidates hired after January 1, 2014 must have or obtain a BSN within five (5) years of employment as a Registered Nurse or will have the option to become certified in their area of specialty. The certification must be maintained based off of accrediting body standards. Minimal Acceptable Job Qualifications, Registration/Certification/Licensure: 1. BCLS within 90 days of obtaining position for all Registered Nurses. 2. ACLS within one year of obtaining position in: ED, Interventional Radiology, Surgical Services, PACU, Endoscopy, Outpatient Surgery, Critical Care Center, Progressive Care Center, Intermediate Care Center, Labor & Delivery. 3. NRP within 90 days of obtaining position in: Labor and Delivery, Mother/Baby and NICU. 4. PALS within 1 year of obtaining position in: Outpatient Surgery, PACU, Interventional Radiology, Pediatrics, ED. 5. EKG class within 1 year of hire for CCC, PCU, ICC, Medical, Post Surgical, TJU, Oncology, Nursing Resource Pool; or successful validation of rhythm competency. 6. 12 lead EKG within 1 year in: ED, ICC, PCU and CCC. 7. Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) within 2 years in ED, OR, PACU, and CCC.

Knowledge & Skills


  • Demonstrates a high level of knowledge and competency in interdisciplinary planning as well as performing nursing care procedures, assessments, treatment and techniques.

  • Requires strong analytical and organizational skills necessary to assess, develop and implement individualized plans of patient care/education in changing patient situations with recognition of actual and potential problems, patient/family involvement and the collection of data related to unit nursing care concerns.

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain positive therapeutic relationships with patients and families and effective working relationships with staff, physicians and others.

  • Requires leadership skills in order to provide constructive feedback to peers regarding nursing issue, and participate in unit and hospital wide based decision making, be adaptable, flexible and support changes made.

  • Demonstrates ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner.

  • Requires general working knowledge of the normal growth, development, related behaviors, needs, comfort, and range of treatment appropriate to the age (including neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric) and diagnosis of patient served to support the provision of an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care.

  • Requires an understanding of the need to be responsive and reasonably adaptable for scheduling purposes, when necessary, due to extenuating circumstances in support of co-workers and department functions.

  • Requires the ability to work independently, take initiative and be self-motivated.

  • Basic computer knowledge and skills.

  • Function within the legal boundaries of Indiana Nurse Practice Act based on the knowledge of statutes and rules governing nursing.

  • Provide nursing care without discrimination on the basis of diagnosis, age, sex, race, creed or color.

Working Conditions

  • Works in a patient care environment requiring physical exertion, frequent changes in job demands, and certain undesirable patient care activities.

  • May be exposed to bio-hazards and blood borne pathogens.

Physical Demands

Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.





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