Advanced RN - ICU
Carondelet Health Network - Tucson, AZ

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BiWeekly Hours: 72

POSITION SUMMARY: The Advanced RN has mastered technical and organizational nursing skills and has an in-depth knowledge of nursing practice. The Advanced RN relies on previous experiences for focused analysis of problems and solutions, and solutions are recognized as a whole. Accommodates unplanned events and responds with speed, efficiency, flexibility and confidence. Patients and families are viewed holistically, and an integrated collaborative approach to care is used. Standards of practice serve as guidelines for care and are adapted to best achieve desired outcomes.

POSITION COMPETENCIES: (All competencies identified in this document are essential to the satisfactory performance of the position by any/all incumbents, with reasonable accommodation, if necessary.)

1. Support and fulfill the mission of Carondelet.
Promote quality service within a compassionate environment by treating each person with dignity and respect. Support organizational efforts to provide health care for all.

2. Support and participate in achieving Carondelet's Strategic Vision.
Contribute to the development, implementation and promotion of the entityメs strategic plan and the departmental/unit program or operational plans aligned with the Networkメs Strategic Vision. Identify opportunities to achieve the vision and participate in the development and implementation of unit objectives and action plan tasks. Respond to organizational changes required to achieve strategic objectives.

3. Continuing Education
Annually obtain 14 contact hours in addition to unit and hospital mandatory educational requirements.

4. Professional organizations
Practice is consistent with guidelines and standards established by national professional organization(s) relative to area of practice.

5. Ethics
Identify role of CHN Ethics Committee and demonstrate understanding on how to obtain an ethics consultation. Identify that the モEthical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Servicesヤ serves as a guideline for addressing ethical issues at CHN. Practice is consistent with the American Nurses Association モCode of Ethics for Nursesヤ. Recognize and practices within code of ethics for applicable specialty organization. Apply knowledge of palliative care and end of life issues when aggressive, life-extending interventions are no longer desired. This includes the use of interdisciplinary resources. Identify patient and/or family ethical issues and access appropriate resources including social services, spiritual care, etc.

6. Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
Access nursing databases available through CAROL for resources to support practice.
Take CHN Evidence-Based practice course or complete EBP SLP. Demonstrate clinical leadership through organized knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer of EBP to nursing practice. Be proactive in supporting identified unit and organizational efforts to achieve optimal patient outcomes based on identified initiatives (i.e. sepsis bundle, VAP, pressure ulcers, medication reconciliation, and safety initiatives, smoking cessation).

7. Clinical Excellence
Quickly identify key components of patient presentations and initiate and / or facilitate appropriate interventions. Confidently integrate advanced technologies with clinical practice to enhance patient outcomes. Communicate effectively with peers, physicians, and hospital departments and other hospital resources to effectively manage patient care. Effectively prioritize and manage patient assignment and assume proactive role in crisis and while under stress.


Required: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
Preferred: BSN


Required: Valid current Arizona Nursing License


Preferred: National certification in applicable specialty


Required: Must have functioned in an RN role for a minimum of 3 years.


Required: Verbal and written communication skills. Team building, problem solving, critical thinking, coaching and mentoring.


Required: Nurse Practice Act
Preferred: Continuous Quality Improvement Process related to health care standards and practices.


Required: Basic computer skills

Required: Must be able to work variable shifts, holidays, and/or weekends

Carondelet Health Network's commitment to the good health of Southern Arizona began in 1880 with a special ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Today, we continue to fulfill our mission of compassionate care. Our system is built on a foundation of values that permeate our organization, extending to the one-on-one care administered in our hospitals. Through this commitment, we bring hope and healing to the communities we serve.

In turn, these communities offer the perfect setting to inspire your life away from work. Known for its sunny climate, Tucson is a place where you can enjoy first-class cultural amenities, diverse lifestyle options, world-class dining and entertainment, and unlimited outdoor recreation.

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