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Company: Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

The Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, coordinating, evaluating, and delegating the delivery of skilled patient care.  The RN is directly accountable and responsible for the quality of care provided to patients and has the authority to direct care, provide education, seek resources at the unit/department level, and delegate appropriate tasks.  The RN, using specialized knowledge, can perform the activities of administration, supervision, delegation and evaluation of nursing practice.  The responsibility cannot be avoided by accepting the orders or direction of others.  This position requires substantial specialized knowledge, judgement, and skill based upon the principles of biological, physiological, behavioral and sociological sciences, and requires critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care, which includes knowledge and integration of relevant standards, resources, and data.  The RN has continuous contact with physicians, patients, patient families/significant others, community agencies, patient care staff, and management.



Basic Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES


Knowledge and understanding of disease entities commonly seen on assigned unit
Knowledge and understanding of age related care needs for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients and/or families
Knowledge of and clear understanding of the laws and rules regulating nursing and skill an ability to function within the legal scope of nursing practice Knowledge of and skill in the use of computers and related systems and software
Knowledge of responsibility in the documentation of the care of the patient in the medical record
Knowledge of current standards of drug administration
Skill in age related patient assessments and creating plans of care appropriate to the age and development level of the patient
Skill in organization of work assigned
Skill in documentation of patient assessment, clinical interventions and responses
Ability to deal efficiently with constant change

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE


Current Registered Nurse Licensure in the State of Washington
One year experience in Acute Care setting preferred
Current Health Care Provider level CPR certification
ACLS or NALS or PALS or TNCC certification, as required by facility or department
Certification in specialty area preferred



Essential Job Functions

The RN uses the nursing process as a systematic problem solving approach to nursing care, which has the goal of facilitating an optimal level of functioning and health for the patient, recognizing diversity. The nursing process consists of assessment and planning, invention and evaluation with each phase building on the preceding phases.


Assessment & Analysis

  • Initiates data collection and analysis that includes pertinent objective and subjective data regarding the health status of the patients
  • Accepts on going responsibility for ongoing patient assessment, including assimilation of data gathered from LPNs and other members of the health care team

Nursing Diagnosis & Problem Identification

  • Uses patient data and nursing scientific principles to develop nursing diagnosis and to identify patient problems in order to deliver effective nursing care


Planning

  • Plans nursing care which will assist patients and families with restoring health and wellness or supporting a dignified death


Implementation

  • Implements the plan of care by initiating nursing intervention through giving direct care and supervising other members of the care team


Evaluation

  • Evaluates the responses of individuals to nursing intervention and is responsible for the analysis and modification of the nursing care plans consistent with intended care outcomes


Delegation & Supervision

  • Accepts accountability for patients receiving nursing service
  • Delegates selected nursing functions to others in accordance with their education, credentials, and demonstrated competence
  • Supervises others to whom he/she has delegated nursing functions
  • Evaluates the outcomes of care provided by licensed and other paraprofessionals



Health Teaching

  • Assesses learning needs including learning readiness for patients and families, develops plans to meet those learning needs, implements the teaching plan and evaluates the outcome.


Other Accountabilities

  • Communicates significant changes in the patient's status to appropriate members of the health care team in a time period consistent with the patient's need for care
  • Documents on essential patient records, the nursing care given and the patient's response to that care
  • Acts as patient advocate in health maintenance and clinical care
  • Adheres to MHS Attendance and Punctuality Policy and Procedure standards. Maintains reliable attendance
  • Contributes to the success of the organization by meeting organizational competency expectations and core values, continuously learning, and by performing other duties as needed or assigned

 


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