RN-CLINICALFFT WEO NIGHTS ON 5 SOUTH (NEURO)
Saint Louis University Hospital - St. Louis, MO

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RN-CLINICALFFT WEO NIGHTS ON 5 SOUTH (NEURO) - 1305007749

Description :

      Position Summary:

      The Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional practitioner who manages and directs nursing care activities during the patient's hospital stay and coordinates care planning with other disciplines utilizing a patient / customer driven approach.

      Position Accountabilities and Performance Criteria Percent of Time

      Position Accountabilities 1) Performs comprehensive nursing assessment / reassessment.

      Criteria:

      A ) Performs age-appropriate assessments of new admissions or transfers immediately in the Critical Care areas and within one hour in Acute Care units which includes input

      from family / guardian. Behavioral, developmental, cognitive, educational, social and

      self-care are assessed as required by the patient's condition.

      B ) Documents patient assessment findings including the physical, psychosocial,

      spiritual, and cultural needs.

      C ) Performs an assessment of post-op / post-invasive procedure patients immediately.

      D ) Assesses and documents education and discharge needs of patient and family on

      admission and throughout hospitalization.

      E ) Provides timely ongoing patient reassessment documenting pertinent observations

      according to the patient plan of care.

      F) stablishes and coordinates a plan of care based on analysis on the initial assessment data, patient diagnosis, physician orders and established standards of care.

      Criteria:

      A ) Identifies short and long term goals based on patient care needs.

      B ) Formulates nursing interventions to achieve desired patient outcome.

      C) Identifies and initiates individualized educational and discharge plan.

      D) Provides and documents nursing interventions based on assessed patient needs, plan of care, and changes in patient condition.

      Criteria:

      A) Collaborates with appropriate health team members for coordination of daily plan of

      care for assigned patients.

      B) Provides, coordinates and communicates patient care, including accurate change of

      shift report.

      C ) Makes referrals when necessary.

      D ) Requests consultation for special needs, equipment, or information for patient and/or

      family.

      E) Provides patient / family education and discharge planning per documentation

      guidelines and protocol.

      F ) Transcribes and implements physician orders in an accurate and timely manner.

      G) Documents "Readback" for all telephone orders.

      H ) Takes telephone orders only in emergency situations.

      I) Recognizes changes in patient's condition and takes appropriate nursing actions.

      J) Involves the family / guardian when providing care and in decision-making as

      appropriate.

      K ) Recognizes the fall risk patient and takes appropriate action.

      L) Identifies and implements alternatives to restraints.

      M) Documents the effectiveness of nursing care and modifies plan of care as patient progresses toward expected outcomes.

      Criteria:

      A ) Performs and documents ongoing evaluation of effectiveness of care based on

      assessment data, nursing interventions, patient response to medications, treatments

      and procedures.

      B ) Evaluates and documents effectiveness of patient / family education per documentation guidelines.

      C) Evaluates plan of care and modifies as indicated.

      D ) Recognizes significant changes in patients clinical parameters and reports immediately to physician and others as indicated.

      E ) Identifies problems, gathers pertinent data, suggests solutions, communicates using appropriate lines of authority, and works toward problem resolution.

      Qualifications
      :

      Job Specifications Minimum Education: RN licensure in the State of

      Working Conditions: May be exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases. Exposure

      to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, and illness). Subject

      to varying and unpredictable situations. Handles emergency

      and crisis situations. Subject to irregular hours.

      Physical Requirements: Occasional prolonged standing/walking. Occasionally lifts,

      positions, pushes and/or transfers patients. Occasional

      reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching.

      Job : Nursing

      Primary Location : MO-St. Louis

      Hospital/Facility : 102-Saint Louis University Hospital - St. Louis, MO

      Job Type : Full-time

      Shift Type : Every Weekend

      Shift begin time : 7:00 PM Shift end time : 7:30 AM

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