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Company: Barton Health
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Purpose Statement
Consistently Exceptional Care

Barton Health is a not-for-profit, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, race or handicap in its relationship with patients, visitors or employees.

Mission
Barton Health is dedicated to the delivery of safe, high quality health care to community members and visitors. We are committed to compassionate, personalized, comprehensive and responsive treatment of all of our patients and other guests.

Nicotine Free Statement: To further our mission in providing quality, compassionate care to everyone, effective January 1, 2017, Barton Health will no longer hire individuals who use or test positive for nicotine. Barton Health promotes a healthy and safe environment for all Associates, Physicians, Volunteers, Patients, and Vistors. Therefore, all individuals whose pre-employment drug test results are positive for nicotine will have their job offer rescinded, and they will be disqualified from applying for employment for ninety (90) days from the date of the health screening.

Job Function: Nursing

Employment Type: Full-Time

Hours per Pay Period .9 (72 hour p/pp)

Job Shift: Night

Weekend/Holiday Rotation: Yes

*** Full time - Night Shift ***

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides professional nursing care to patients in the Intensive Care Unit, utilizing established policies and procedures, Standards of Care, to ensure safe and effective care. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care in collaboration with the multidisciplinary care team in accordance with the ICU scope of care, ensuring high visibility/accessibility for effective communication. Services are provided based on the ages of the population served; Newborn through geriatric - 65 years or older and in collaboration with the multidisciplinary care team. Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to identify and meet the individualized needs of all patients served in the Intensive Care Unit. Models professional development by engaging in shared governance activities. The ICU Staff Nurse reports to the Director of ICU.

Minimum Education:

  • Completion of an accredited nursing program

Minimum Experience:

  • One year recent acute care nursing experience preferred
  • Previous Critical Care nursing experience preferred
  • Sufficient computer skills as are required to complete an online application and the pre-employment/annual Net Learning requirements
  • In compliance with patient safety standards, must be able to effectively communicate in English; Bilingual abilities preferred

Certifications/Licensures:

  • Current California RN license or ability to obtain prior to start date
  • Current CPR/BLS certification by the American Heart Association (BLS for the Healthcare Provider) or ability to obtain prior to start date
  • Current ACLS, PALS certification prior to hire or must enroll and complete the first available Barton University courses or upon completion of orientation
  • Basic ECG interpretation upon completion of orientation

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the position without compromising services.

  • Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting
  • Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Lifts, positions, pushes &/or transfers patients

Working Conditions:

  • Routine Hospital/Healthcare conditions
  • Contact with patients and guests under a wide variety of circumstances
  • Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases
  • Exposure to infections and contagious disease
  • Exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and waste
  • Subject to hazards of flammable and explosive gases
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations, including the handling of emergency or crisis situations
  • Subject to pressure due to irregular hours, frequent interruptions and stressful situations due to multiple demands

Essential Functions

  1. Provide consistently exceptional care at all times.
  2. Provides professional nursing care to patients in designated department utilizing established policies and procedures, ensuring safe and effective care.
  3. Has the training and demonstrates the knowledge and ability to provide safe and effective care and treatment of the critical care patient to include, but not limited to the following modalities:
    1. Ventilators
    2. Continuous IV medication for sedation, pain or hemodynamic purposes
    3. Invasive monitoring devise
    4. Cardiac Monitoring, Cardiac rhythm interpretation & intervention
    5. Critical patients with cardiac, neurologic, respiratory, vascular, post surgical & systemic disease processes.
    6. Procedures requiring Conscious Sedation
  4. Demonstrates a working knowledge of regulatory and licensing standards and ensures that practice is compliant with standards.
  5. Performs systems assessment at intervals consistent with departmental standards of care and patient acuity, recognizing disturbed physiology and abnormal parameters. Assesses pain levels on all patients and assesses psychosocial needs of patients, expressing interest in their progress and comfort and prepares for disposition.
  6. Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to identify and meet the individualized needs of all patients served in the designated department.
  7. Ensures medication administration is safe, accurate and timely to include: Follows all safety precautions related to patient ID, order confirmation, calculations and double-checking dose accuracy if applicable. Follows procedure when removing meds from floor stock (Narcotics, Pyxis, night lockers etc) Signs and ensures all narcotic wastage is witnessed. Documents all medication intervention to include rationale for PRN medications. Reports all Adverse Drug Events (ADE) according to policy. ADE=ADR (Adverse Drug Reaction) & Medication Errors.
  8. Monitors patient reaction and compliance with physician orders. Reports any downward change in patient condition to appropriate individual.
  9. Recognizes unusual conditions outside of his/her expertise and seeks guidance of coworkers or supervisors.
  10. Functions as a team leader by communicating effectively with team members, completes assessments in a timely manner and support team members offering assistance and guidance.
  11. Effectively coordinates and prioritizes scheduled procedures and care activities.
  12. Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
  13. Keeps patient/family informed of progress, procedures and disposition. Focuses on customer service needs.
  14. The patients learning needs, abilities, preferences and readiness is assessed. Effectively educates patient and family in medication use and safety, nutrition interventions, safe use of medical equipment, management of pain and rehabilitation techniques and use of other sources.
  15. Monitors and ensures accuracy of documentation in patient medical record. All aspects of patient care are accurately and completely documented
  16. Operates equipment and performs job related duties in a safe manner. Insures proper functioning of equipment and follows procedure when equipment malfunctions.
  17. Assists in the orientation, instructing and training of assigned personnel
  18. Takes active role in shared governance including committee membership, task force contribution, staff meeting attendance, and development of policy and procedures that contribute to maintaining ICU Standards of Care.
  19. As assigned, may function in the Charge RN role by assisting with break and meal coverage, assisting Nurse Supervisor with patient flow, coordinating assignments based upon acuity, changes in acuity, increased or decreased census, in conjunction with the Nursing Supervisor.
  20. Responds to the needs of the department by performing other duties, as necessary.

Purpose Statement
Consistently Exceptional Care

Mission
Barton Health is dedicated to the delivery of safe, high quality health care to community members and visitors. We are committed to compassionate, personalized, comprehensive and responsive treatment of all of our patients and other guests.

Values/Standards

Barton Health commits to integrity, collaboration and excellence through the practice of our four Service Standards:

  • Safety
  • Respect
  • Image
  • Efficiency

Barton Health is a not-for-profit, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, race or handicap in its relationship with patients, visitors or employees.


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