This Job Description for the Staff RN on the Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit provides criteria for evaluation of the Registered Nurse working in the Staff RN position. The Staff RN assigned to the Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit cares for adult and geriatric patients.
E1. Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for assigned patients.
E2. Responsible for meeting the Standards of Practice for Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit and managing all assigned personnel, supplies, and equipment.
E3. Participates in activities to plan, measure, assess and improve the quality of patient care.
E4. Responds to Code Blue and implements life-saving measures, per ACLS protocol.
E5. Interprets EKG rhythm strips, on all telemetry patients.
E6. Monitors special drugs (i.e., Dopamine, Lidocaine, Dobutrex, and Cardizem) and other cardiac drugs, as per protocol.
E7. Assesses patients in an on going manner, per protocol.
E8. Assists physician with procedures, as needed (i.e., thoracentesis, chest tube insertion, and venous access devices).
E9. Assumes the responsibility of charging the unit, as needed.
E10. Responsible for assessment of patient with telemetry monitoring and/or continuous pulse oximeter.
E11. Responsible for maintaining customer friendly atmosphere.
E12. Draws blood from venous lines.
E13. Models and reinforces behavior consistent with goals for teaching the patient, communicates patient status to appropriate member of the healthcare team, and provides support to the family, as needed.
E14. Scanning supplies from P.O.U. area.
E15. Responsible for ensuring Through-Put Plan is enforced and followed.
E16. Responsible for scanning patient armbands and administering medications via E-MAR.
E. 17 Responsible for entering orders via Order Management in computer
E. 18 Responsible for ensuring core measure patients are identified and protocols followed.
E.19 Responsible for maintaining patient safety goals
INTERACTION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS
Collaborates with physicians, nurses, and other clinical disciplines in making decisions regarding each patient's nursing care needs. Works with professional and non-professional employees of the hospital, and with physicians, patients, and their families.
This position REQUIRES a minimum of 6 shifts a month
One year of previous RN experience in an acute care setting REQUIRED
B.S. Nursing preferred.
Current Texas licensure with State Board of Nurse Examiners.
2. Current BCLS certification from the American Heart Association required.
ACLS certification within six months of employment.
HCA Inc - 24 months ago