Registered Nurse - Inpatient Unit - Full Time Night

Lower Valley Hospital Association, Fruita Colorado

  1. May act as Charge Nurse over less experienced employees.
  2. Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
  3. Prepares and administers (orally and subcutaneously, IV) and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medication or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse
  4. Educates patients on surgical procedures
  5. Records patients’ medical information and vital signs (including heart rate; oxygen; blood pressure)
  6. Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients; interprets and records electronic displays
  7. Initiates corrective action whenever the patient displays adverse symptomatology
  8. Provides bedside care for a wide variety of medical patients including pre/post-surgery patients
  9. Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining; post-treatment home care needs
  10. Changes dressings, inserts catheters, starts IVs
  11. Prepares equipment and aids physician during examination and treatment of patient
  12. Responds to life-saving situations based on upon nursing standards and protocol
  13. Participates in discharge planning
  14. Utilizes time management skills
  15. Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
  16. All incidents, events, irregular occurrences, and variances must be identified and reported according to the particular health care facility's policies and procedures. The purpose of this reporting is to give the health care facility and the health care professionals the opportunity to address the issue and prevent the occurrence of future incidents, events, irregular occurrences, and variances. The data collected on these reports is analyzed, tracked and trended over time in a blame free environment that is consistent with the health care facility's culture of safety.
  17. Nurses must immediately report all client care issue, concern or problem to the supervising nurse, the charge nurse and/or the performance improvement or risk management department according to the reporting policies and procedures of the particular facility.
  18. Generally speaking, all incidents, accidents, adverse events, irregular occurrence and variances require the completion of a written report that will be sent to the risk management and/or performance improvement department as per the specific facility's established policies and procedures.
  19. 19. Simply stated, incidents, accidents and events that must be reported and documented include occurrences that are not expected, not normal, irregular and potentially or actually harmful to the patient, staff, visitors and others.
  20. Acts in a professional manner and complies with Nursing standards of care.
  21. Obtains and documents physical and neurologic assessments of hospital and/or emergency department patients.
  22. Initiates proper emergency care, as indicated.
  23. Monitors and notifies the physician of significant changes in patient condition during hospital or emergency department visits.
  24. Receives, carries out, and documents physician’s orders in a timely and appropriate manner.
  25. Assists physician with medical procedures as required.
  26. Safely and correctly performs all procedures within scope of nursing practice.
  27. Demonstrates knowledge of medication dosages, routes, and mechanism of action through careful administration of medications ordered.
  28. Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  29. Reorders and stocks supplies and medications as needed.
  30. Teaches and maintains standard / special precautions, to patients, families, and other caregivers as indicated.
  31. Identifies patient needs, participates in formal weekly care plan reviews, initiates care planning and implements plan of care in conjunction with other disciplines.
  32. Directs and assists with patient mobility, hygiene, and ADL’s.
  33. Maintains continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communication actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  34. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  35. Assures that all records required for admission, i.e.: consents, 2-day discharge notices, etc. are completed.
  36. Completes accurate documentation of assessments, observations, situations and events.

Experience

Required
  • - Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an Accredited Nursing School - Unrestricted Colorado RN License - Clinical skills, bedside manner, infection control, Nursing skills, physiological knowledge, administering medications, medical team work, multi-tasking, listening, verbal communication, health promotion and maintenance - BLS upon hire, ACLS within 6 months of hire.

Education

Required
  • Bachelors or better in Nursing or related field

Licenses & Certifications

Required
  • License - RN
  • Cert - BLS

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