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Registered Nurse - Critical Care Unit

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Vail
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description Job Summary: The Recovery Room RN (PACU RN) provides professional nursing care in accordance with known/accepted standards of practice and AVH policy. Utilizes the Nursing Process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. The PACU RN Works in support of the medical staff treatment plan and makes recommendations for changes to medical treatment plan as appropriate. The PACU RN educates patients and family around the plan of care and disease management. The PACU RN actively supports the nursing philosophy by striving for excellence in patient care, professional development, interpersonal relations, time management, and continuous quality improvement. The PACU RN will be an active member of the entire department, with the ability to help in roles outside of surgically specific job duties if needed. The RN will work collaboratively with others within the department to ensure an efficient, professional and respectful environment. The RN will work with other departments as well, in regards to patient safety and communication. RN ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS WEIGHT I NURSING PROCESS AND CLINICAL PRACTICE SKILLS 10% Fully competent in primary nurse role on unit; performs patient and family assessment problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved. Develops a problem based plan of care for every patient with appropriate nursing interventions Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Prioritizes patient situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner Responds to clinical needs of patients in accord with experience, nursing standards, and hospital/nursing policies and procedures. Makes value-added resource decisions for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment, and acuity of care II PATIENT TEACHING 5% Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patients learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning III CARE COORDINATION 5% Coordinates with all members of the hospital team in order to address patient care, resolve problems, and improve the delivery of multidisciplinary care on a daily basis Applies individual and group problem solving; shares knowledge with others freely, consults openly, and assists others to interpret data Uses verbal and written communication methods effectively Provides input into refinement of nursing care plans developed by others IV PATIENT SAFETY CONFIDENTIALITY Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care Follows all security, confidentiality, and privacy policies V PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTEGRATION 5% Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within nursing practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice: [insert department specific areas of focused learning] Able to express nursing values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding Active participant in quality improvement processes Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to nursing practice VI LEADERSHIP 5% Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities Acts as a relief charge nurse when assigned VII. UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES 10% Maintains competency in Peri-operative procedures, equipment and standards of care according to AORN standards and unit specific Policies. Researches and coordinates new-case-specific equipment and procedures. Then communicates that information to the Director, materials staff and other team members as necessary. Learning the functionality and operation of new equipment is the responsibility of the individual nurse. The Nurse will maintain competency and take responsibility for medication administration in accordance with hospital policy. All narcotic discrepancies will be handled in accordance to hospital policy. All nursing documentation and assessment of the patient is to be carried out in accordance to unit specific and hospital policy using ORM electronic documentation. The Nurse will be responsible for working on Policies and Procedures, Preference Cards and other needed projects as assigned by the Director or Charge Nurse for the department when not engaged in cases. The Nurse will responsibly document Charges in both the EMR, as well

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