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Float Pool- Critical Care/ICU - Registered Nurse/RN

Company: DCH Health Care Authority
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Plans, coordinates and directs quality, compassionate care by maintaining standards of professional nursing practice and creating positive therapeutic relationships with patients/families. - Provides leadership to other team members by articulating and delegating expected standards of care, supervising and encouraging team members, and supporting their contributions. - Supervises LPNs, PCAs, PCAs/US, US, Ortho Techs and other non-licensed staff. -

  • Assesses condition on each assigned patient on admission and on an ongoing basis to include but not limited to the patient's physical condition, psychological status, social status, spiritual and cultural needs, pain assessment/management, nutritional and functional status, developmental or age related factors, and discharge planning needs.
  • Plans, provides, and documents patient and/or significant other education based on physical, behavioral, psychological, developmental, and age-related factors, after identifying barriers tolearning.
  • Evaluates and regularly reevaluates patient care; coordinates care planning with patient, family, providers and other disciplines to achieve patient-centered outcomes.
  • Assigns and delegates nursing care to team members in accordance with the patient's needs and the capabilities of the team members.
  • Applies safety principles when performing care and accurately documents observations, care provided and changes in care plan.
  • Participates in transition rounds, care planning/problem identification and team shift reports.
  • Assists in performance improvement (PI) activities by serving on PI teams as warranted, assisting with PI measures and supporting and implementing changes necessary for improvement.
  • Performs initial and annual competency per job class.DCH Standards: -
  • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
  • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
  • Performs essential job functions in a manner that ensures the safety of patients, visitors and employees.
  • Identifies and reduces unsafe practices that may result in harm to patients, visitors and employees
  • Recognizes and takes appropriate action to reduce risks and hazards to promote safety for patients, visitors and employees.
  • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
  • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned. -Current Alabama RN license required. Eighteen months of RN experience required with one (1) year RN experience in Acute Care, Critical Care, Emergency Department, Maternal Child, or Behavioral Health. -Current Certifications/Licenses listed below are required for their respective areas:
    • Acute Care: -American Heart Association (AHA) approved BLS HealthCare Provider
    • Critical Care: - American Heart Association (AHA) approved BLS HealthCare Provider, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Behavioral Health: - American Heart Association (AHA) approved BLS HealthCare Provider
    • Emergency Department: - American Heart Association (AHA) approved BLS HealthCare Provider, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required. Preferred: Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
    • Maternal Child: - Obstetrics: - American Heart Association (AHA) approved BLS HealthCare Provider,
    • Well Baby Nursery (WBN): - American Heart Association (AHA) approved BLS HealthCare Provider, AHA Neonatal Resusucitation (NRP),
    • Labor and Delivery: - American Heart Association (AHA) approved BLS HealthCare Provider, AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training required within the first 6-12 months of employment. - AHA Neonatal Resusucitation Program (NRP) training required within the first 6-12 months of employment.
    • Pediatrics: - American Heart Association (AHA) approved BLS HealthCare Provider, AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training required within the frist 6-12 months of employment.
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): - American Heart Association (AHA) approved BLS HealthCare Provider, AHA Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) required within the first 6-12 months of employment. -
    • Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.WORKING CONDITIONS -WORK CONTEXT
      Demonstrate leadership skillsRequires decision making that will affect othersResponsible to achieve outcomesMust be able to communicate clearly and accuratelyAbility to delegate to team members and studentsMust be able to receive delegationAddress conflict and stressful situationCommunicate with different personalities and engage in face to face discussionDealing with unpleasant or verbally/physically aggressive personalitiesMust be able to use electronic mail, telephone and textingMust be able to work in groupsMust be able to perform structured and unstructured workMust be meet time pressure and time linesIncludes possible exposure to human body fluids, disease, infection, lab chemicals and hazardous materials and/or cleaning solutionsRequires wearing of common protective and safety equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, mask, gowns, etc. -PHYSICAL FACTORS
      Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.Must be able to tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walkingMust be able to reach reasonable distances in any directionMust be able to stand, walk, kneel, bend, sit and stoop Must be able to run in an emergencyMust have the ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull and carry objectsMust be able to move fingers in a coordinated manner and must be able to feel and perceive temperature, texture, shape and size with fingertipsMust be able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodationMust possess stamina to work prolonged shiftsHearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Physical presence onsite is essential.

Keywords: DCH Health Care Authority, Tuscaloosa , Float Pool- Critical Care/ICU - Registered Nurse/RN, Healthcare , Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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