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Neuro travel RN needed in St. Louis, MO

Company: Gifted Healthcare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Qualifications: Education: ASN or BSN; Licensure: Meets the criteria to be eligible for licensure in state of Missouri or currently licensed in the state of Missouri. Job : Utilizes the nursing process to provide patient care in a Neurosurgical unit. The unit focuses on the care of patients with stroke, seizures, MS, back/head/spinal and other neurological diagnoses or neurosurgery procedures. Maintains professional accountability for provision of patient care for the assigned patients. Evaluates the overall effectiveness of care provided by other direct care givers. Coordinates the patient care in conjunction with other departments. Maintains patient rights and confidentiality of patient information.ResponsibilitiesSafety/Risk with JCAHO patient safety goals. Adheres to OSHA standards regarding appropriate safety regulations and procedures.b. Utilizes safe techniques for patient mobility.c. Complies with medication administration as per hospital policies and procedures.d. Performs patient hand offs utilizing patient safety tools (SBAR, Report at Bedside, Hourly Rounding, etc.)both from shift-to-shift and interdepartmentallye. Attends all mandatory in-services.Coordination of Services:a. Formulates plan of care within 12 hours of admission and revises it every 12 hours as needed. Initiates care plan for patients being cared for by LPN s.b. Assures that the plan of care includes identified problems, and/or nursing diagnosis, nursing interventions, and goals/outcomes with target dates. Involves patient and/or significant others in decisions regarding care.c. Assures that the plan of care is based on patients current problems, congruent with the medical plan of care, and incorporates preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitative, palliative, and comfort nursing interventions.d. Prioritizes care delivery according to the patients needs and unit activities.e. Collaborates with other health care providers to revise the plan of care, including discharge planning.f. Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms understandable to the adult and geriatric patient.g. Plans care based on knowledge of changes associated with the adult and geriatric patient population.h. Evaluates patient/significant others responses to care and/or education; determines and documents progress towards achievement of outcomes every shift.i. Evaluates patient/significant others understanding of information provided or skills taught.j. Evaluates the effectiveness of discharge plans for meeting the needs for continuing care.k. Actively participates in achieving units patient satisfaction goal.Primary Aspects:a. Initiates nursing assessment, performs orientation to room and unit, notifies physician of admission, and obtains admitting orders.b. Completes assessments for each assigned patient every 8 hours and more frequently as indicated by the patient s clinical condition.c. Utilizes LPNs, Patient Care Associates/Technicians, and other appropriate health care workers in data gathering functions of the nursing assessment.d. Includes information obtained from the patient and/or significant others in the assessment.e. Documents clearly and concisely initial and ongoing assessment data about the patient in the permanent record.f. Assesses and appropriately documents the educational needs and learning abilities of the patient and/or significant others during the admission and subsequent assessments in the computerized care plan.g. Notifies patient s appropriate physician when changes in assessment occur.h. Provides professional nursing care to an assigned group of patients according to the prescribed plan of care.i. Assists with and/or performs procedures including but not limited to the nursing unit skills checklist.j. Delegates tasks to LPNs and unlicensed health care providers according to their documented competencies.k. Demonstrates ability to provide care and information based upon physical, psycho/social, cultural, safety and other age-related factors for the adult/geriatric patients.l. Participates in at least 75% of staff meetings.m. Participates in Process Improvement activities such as data collection, in-services, and meetings as appropriate and required.n. Participates in a hospital committee, special project or in-service (i.e. preceptor to student or new co-worker) as requested.o. Uses current knowledge achieved through research, evidence based practice or educational activities to enhance or improve clinical practice or patient care.p. Establishes goals and objectives with each annual performance appraisal, and provides evidence for goal attainment from previous evaluation period.q. Completes Hospital and nursing competency of employment and annually within required time frame, submits to Nurse Manager.r. Maintains hospital property and the hospital environment in a safe, clean and intact condition per SJMH policy and procedure.s. Maintains knowledge base required to provide professional standard of care. Communication Management:a. Creates a positive climate for communications.b. Maintains the confidentiality of patient, staff, and hospital information from written, verbal, electronic sources.c. Communication is timely, accurate, concise, complete, and appropriate.d. Utilizes constructive problem solving techniques to promote change and deal with issues.e. Follow established channels for addressing issues, concerns, and problems.f. Documentation of the Nursing Process is completed according to organizational policies and procedures.g. Maintains relevant knowledge of hospital forms, and completes in a timely, accurate and complete manner i.e. quality improvement reports, patient care documentation forms, care plans, incident reports, etc.h. Demonstrates skilled use of all nursing documentation, i.e. Bridge, etc.Technology:a. Performs unit specific computer functionsSt. Louis Hospital Offering Nationally Recognized CareMercy Hospital St. Louis has been a healing presence in the St. Louis region for more than 150 years. Today, we continue providing compassionate medical and specialty care on our centrally located campus at I-270 and I-64/US 40. We offer all-private rooms and the peace of mind of our nationally-recognized care. Mercy's hospital in St. Louis has been recognized numerous times Five-Star HospitalLeapfrog Straight A Hospital2020 Top Hospital Award by Leapfrog100 Top Hospital by Watson HealthLevel I Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) STEMI CenterTop 50 Nation s Best Hospital by Newsweek magazineFeatured Medical ServicesAt Mercy Hospital St. Louis, you have an entire care team bringing a wealth of expertise to you on one campus. Our St. Louis hospital specialty services include oncology, cardiovascular care, obstetrics, women s health, pediatrics, emergency services, burn care, stroke care, behavioral health, home health and many others. Contact: Lisa Ciasca Resource Manager: Lisa Ciasca ;Buyer=Lisa Ciasca ;url= InterviewR

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