RN Holding Days F/T
Catholic Health Initiatives - Little Rock, AR

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Job Summary:
In accordance with our mission and core values, the registered nurse will perform care requiring specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills based on the application of the nursing process. The RN uses assessment skills to ensure multidisciplinary patient care and teamwork to meet established practice guidelines, unit specific policies, and regulatory standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. ASSESSMENT

Performs complete patient assessment.

Recognizes significant changes in patient status and seeks appropriate resources.

Coordinates or collects physiologic monitoring data: vital signs, monitor results, lab and diagnostic test results.

Performs ongoing assessment according to unit policy.

Documents assessment in compliance with hospital policy.

2. MAINTAINING PLAN OF CARE

Initiates the Patient Goal/Problem List or Clinical Path on admission.

Develops Plan of Care to support the patient goals and the medical plan of care.

Evaluates and documents the patient’s response to the plan of care and makes changes as appropriate.

Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to coordinate and plan provision of patient care.

3. MAINTAINING PATIENT TREATMENTS

Obtains and/or verifies all physician orders for procedures, medications, and therapies.

Assures the presence of consent and its documentation for procedures, therapies, and research protocols.

Assures the presence of appropriate supplies to perform the ordered procedure or therapy.

Performs or assists in procedures and therapies according to policy and procedures.

Assesses the patient’s needs for medication prior to administration.

Assesses patient allergies and medication incompatibilities.

Verifies, administers and documents medication according to hospital policy.

Evaluates and documents patient’s response to procedures, therapies and medications.

Monitors the patient care record for accuracy and completeness of data provided by care team members.

Coordinates and documents communication between patient, significant others and multidisciplinary team members in order to support the plan of care.

Ensures effective and wise use of resources, monitoring for cost containment.

Facilitates appropriate length of hospital stay.

Qualifications

Education:
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent diploma (GED).

BSN preferred.

Experience:
Previous experience is required.

License/Certification:
Licensed to practice as an RN in Arkansas

Additional Responsibilities:
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Reverence:
Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.

Integrity:
Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.

Compassion:
Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.

Excellence:
Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.

Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.

Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.

Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers

Job

Nursing - RN

Primary Location

AR-Little Rock-St Vincent Infirmary

Shift

Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period

72

Weekends Required

None

Status

Full Time

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For Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), returning sick people to good health is more than a business -- it's a mission. Formed in 1996...