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Endo/GI RN

Company: Marvel Medical Staffing
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:


Job Summary: Safety/Risk Management: 1. Complies with JCAHO patient safety goals. Adheres to OSHA standards regarding appropriate safety regulations and procedures. 2. Utilizes safe techniques for patient mobility. 3. Complies with medication administration as per hospital policies and procedures. Barcode compliance greater than 95%. 4. Performs patient hand offs utilizing patient safety tools (SBAR, Report at Bedside, Hourly Rounding, etc.) both from shift-to-shift and interdepartmentally 5. Attends all mandatory in-services and completes all mandatory MyEducation assignments within the given time frame. 6. Participates in process improvement activities such as data collection, in-services, and meeting as appropriate (Chart audits). 7. Maintains hospital property and the hospital environment in a safe, clean and intact condition per Mercy policy and procedure. Coordination of Services: 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. Assures that the plan of care is based on patient s current problems, congruent with the medical plan of care, and incorporates preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitative, palliative, and comfort nursing interventions. 4. Prioritizes care delivery according to the patient s needs and unit activities. 5. Collaborates with other health care providers to revise the plan of care, including discharge planning. 6. Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms understandable to the population served. 7. Plans care based on knowledge of changes associated with the population served. 8. Evaluates patient/significant others responses to care and/or education; determines and documents progress towards achievement of outcomes every shift. 9. Evaluates patient/significant others understanding of information provided or skills taught. 10. Evaluates the effectiveness of discharge plans for meeting the needs for continuing care. 11. Actively participates in achieving unit s patient satisfaction goal. 12. Coordinates care to effectively meet quality indicators. Primary Aspects: 1. Initiates nursing assessment, performs orientation to room and unit, notifies physician of admission, and obtains admitting orders. 2. Completes assessments for each assigned patient according to policy and more frequently as indicated by the patient s clinical condition. 3. Utilizes Technicians, and other appropriate health care workers in data gathering functions of the nursing assessment. 4. Includes information obtained from the patient and/or significant others in the assessment. 5. Documents clearly and concisely initial and ongoing assessment data about the patient in the permanent record. 6. 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. 7. Notifies patient s appropriate physician when changes in assessment occur. 8. Provides professional nursing care to an assigned group of patients according to the prescribed plan of care. 9. Assists with and/or performs procedures including but not limited to the nursing unit skills checklist. 10. Delegates tasks unlicensed health care providers according to their documented competencies. 11. Demonstrates ability to provide care and information based upon physical, psycho/social, cultural, safety and other age-related factors for the adult/geriatric patients. 12. Participates in Process Improvement activities such as data collection, in-services, and meetings as appropriate and required. 13. Completes Hospital and nursing competency of employment and annually within required time frame, submits to Nurse Manager. 14. Maintains knowledge base required to provide professional standard of care. Communication Management: 1. Creates a positive climate for communications. 2. Maintains the confidentiality of patient, staff, and hospital information from written, verbal, electronic sources. 3. Communication is timely, accurate, concise, complete, and appropriate. 4. Utilizes constructive problem solving techniques to promote change and deal with issues. 5. Follow established channels for addressing issues, concerns, and problems. 6. Documentation of the Nursing Process is completed according to organizational policies and procedures. 7. 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. 8. Demonstrates skilled use of all nursing documentation. 9. Demonstrated knowledge of information disseminated in huddles. Technology: 1. Performs unit-specific computer functions. 2. Maintains competency on unit-specific patient care equipment Contact: Lisa Ciasca Resource Manager: Lisa Ciasca

Keywords: Marvel Medical Staffing, St. Louis , Endo/GI RN, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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