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RN ACU part time

Description

Provides direct patient
care to patients using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope
and standards of practice.
Reports to: Director of ACU

Essential
Functions

Performs plan of
care intervention, including medication administration, specimen collection,
clinical treatments, as well as other medical care treatment.

Documents patient
care given.

Monitors, records,
and communicates patient condition as appropriate to care team, physician,
patient, and family.

Assists patients
with performing activities of daily living, including personal hygiene,
elimination, nutrition, and ambulation.

Collaborates as
needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient
transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.

Evaluates learning
needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education
appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances.

Works as an
advocate for the physical and emotional well-being of the patient.

Follows
established policies and procedures, objectives, safety standards, and
sensitivity to confidential information.

Willing and able
to demonstrate appropriate core competencies annually or as requested.

Completes a
comprehensive assessment of patients' acute and chronic health problems.

Formulates a
nursing diagnosis from assessment of patient's acute and chronic health
problems.

Completes a
written care plan for assigned patients and reviews and revises according to
established nursing guidelines.

Provides the daily
care of each patient assigned with the written care plan.

Demonstrates
knowledge based in areas of, but not limited to, standards of care, practice
and professional performance, policies and procedures, medications, lab values
and legal issues.

Serves on hospital
committees and/or participates in Q1 activities as directed by the Department
Manager or designee.

Demonstrates
self-directed learning and participates in continuing education; attends
scheduled meetings.

Demonstrates
awareness of self-responsibility and accountability for personal professional
growth.

Assists with
orientation of new employees and staff development activities for the new unit.

Demonstrates
knowledge of I. V. Therapy.

Demonstrates
knowledge of aseptic technique while performing procedures/obtaining lab
specimens.

Demonstrates
understanding and maintenance of standard precautions and isolation techniques.

Demonstrates
skills in performance of pre and/or post-operative procedures.

Demonstrates
knowledge regarding wound and skin care.

Demonstrates
knowledge of patient care needs regarding the adolescent and/or adult patient
(13 years and older).

Demonstrates
knowledge of patient care needs of the geriatric patient.

Demonstrates
knowledge of patient care needs regarding pediatric patient (0-12 years of
age).

Demonstrates
skills and knowledge of patient care needs regarding critical care patient.

Responsible for
assuring monitors are completed as assigned.

Abides by Nursing
Service Behavior Standards.

Maintains
confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations.

Support the
culture of service excellence throughout the organization.

Actively seek ways
to demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and participate in
professional development opportunities.

Performs other
related duties as assigned or requested.

Completes annual
educational requirements.

Understands and
adheres to Bell's compliance standards as they appear in Bell's Corporate
Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Tasks to be
performed when staff RN is assigned Charge function on a given shift:
Individual assigned to charge is
responsible to assess, plan, direct and evaluate the delivery of care to all
patients in the following areas: Utilizing the acuity classification system
assess the number and skill level of personnel needed to provide quality
patient care in the department for the upcoming shift. Assess the efficiency
and effectiveness of care provided on assigned shift and identifies problems
with recommendations for improvement. Directs/supervises others in the planning
of patient care. Facilitates all admissions and discharges of patients to the
unit. Effectively directs staff during any emergency situation.

Nonessential
Functions

Computer and/or
keyboarding skills required. Excellent human relations and oral/written
communication. Excellent organizational abilities. Demonstrated teamwork
skills. Ability to deal with change. Demonstrates a positive attitude towards
initiating continuous improvement. Ability to respond appropriately even in
challenging situations. Ability to work without direct supervision.

Qualifications

Job Requirements

Minimum Education Current license to practice as an RN
in the State of Michigan or graduate nurse with a valid temporary license.
Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Required Skills Requires critical thinking skills,
decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be
able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Certifications: X
Basic Life Support (BLS) X Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) or
attained within 1 year of hire

Licenses:
Registered Nurse

Primary Source
Verification: Michigan Board of Nursing

Minimum Work
Experience
One year experience in an acute care setting.



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