ED Nurses (eves and nights)

Location:  Fairfield County, CT

Organization:  Acute Care Hospital

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

Coordinate and deliver patient care utilizing the Nursing Process and following all established standards of practice within State and Federal guidelines. Provide supervision of non-RN personnel and act as a resource for ancillary staff on assigned unit.  Supervise unit activities when assigned to charge or clinical coordinator role. Act as preceptor to new staff and/or students as requested. Adhere to all Hospital’s policies and procedures, including the Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program.  Provide safe and therapeutic care using the values inherent in our hospital culture.

CORE COMPETENCIES/CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1)      Provides direct patient care to a select group of patients and advocates on their behalf

2)      Assesses patient’s physical and psychosocial condition throughout the continuum of care.

3)      Develops and communicate patient plan of care reflecting patient issues and proposed interventions to achieve desired patient outcome.

4)      Collaborates with patient, family and healthcare team in implementing plan of care

5)      Provides education as indicated after assessing the learning needs of the patient and family

6)      Communicates effectively with all members of the health care team and related departments to provide accurate information about the care of the patients.

7)      Formulates and maintains effective working relationships with peer, managers and other team members.

8)      Displays a positive attitude and works to achieve an environment of respect, accountability, teamwork, integrity, and compassion.  Does not support or take part in disruptive or negative behavior.

9)      Respects and protects the patient’s rights to confidentiality and privacy and discloses information only for professional purposes which are in the patient’s best interests with full consideration of
their legal rights.

10)  Practices the 5 rights to patient safety when administering medications, blood or blood products and treatments. (right patient, right medication, right route, right dose, right time)

11)  Responds to crisis in a calm, efficient manner, directing others concisely.

12)  Evaluates patient outcomes, effectiveness of plan of care and readiness for discharge and/or continuing care. Revise plan of care as needed and appropriately refer for additional services where indicated.

13)  Documents pertinent information, observations and all aspects of patient care clearly, concisely and in a timely manner.

14)  Maintains equipment and utilizes supplies in a safe, cost effective manner

15)  Participates in and supports performance improvement and risk management activities.

16)  Participates in clinical research activities and demonstrates evidence base practice.

17)  Participates in ongoing regulatory readiness compliance.

18)  Supports hospital-wide and unit specific initiatives (e.g. Planetree, Magnet, Stroke Certification, Joint Certification, etc.)

19)  Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures and standards of care, which contribute to the achievement of the organization’s strategic plan

20)  Completes required continuous training and education, including department specific requirements

21)  Takes responsibility for own professional development.

22)  The Hospital encourages nurses to actively seek ways to enhance professional knowledge and competence through participation in professional nursing organizations

23)  Complies with hospital attendance policy and department staffing policy and rotations.

24)  Adheres to hospital and department specific dress code policy.

25)  Complies with hospital and departmental policies and procedures and adheres to external agency requirements

26)  Performs other related duties as assigned or requested in order to maintain a high level of service.

UNITSPECIFIC COMPETENCIES & REQUIREMENTS:

1)     Obtains ACLS by end of orientation period if employee is not currently certified in this area

2)     Obtains PALS or ENPC by end of orientation period if employee is not currently certified in
this area

3)     Coordinates the care needs of multiple patients prioritizing patient care to ensure patient needs are met in a timely fashion, that quality care is delivered and the patient flow is enhanced

4)     Performs focused assessment of chief complaints of each patient in a timely manner according to
established triage guidelines

5)     Provides professional nursing care to patients of all age groups seeking critical, urgent and non-urgent medical in the emergency department setting

6)     Identifies and manages life-sustaining physiologic functions in unstable patients

7)     Understands dysrhythmia monitoring techniques including basic dysrhythmia interpretation and
treatment

8)     Performs drug dosage calculation, continuous medication infusion administration, and monitors patient reactions for medication effects (i.e., non-titrated vasoactive agents, platelet inhibitors, anti-arrhythmic agents, and insulin)

9)     Performs venipuncture and inserts IV’s in accordance with TSH policies

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

1)     Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

2)     Valid license as Registered Nurse in Connecticut.

3)     BSN strongly preferred.

4)     BLS certification required.

5)     Maintain minimum of 6 contact hours annually.

6)      TNCC preferred

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