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Med Surg/Neuro

Company: CorTech LLC
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Start Time
7:00 AM
End Time
7:00 PM

DESCRIPTION

Graduate of an accredited practical nursing program; Consideration will be given for comparable education experience and successful licensure.

Job Summary:
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.

Overview:
Utilizes the nursing process to provide patient care under the supervision of person(s) licensed by a State regulatory board to prescribe medication and treatment, or under the direction of a Registered Professional Nurse (RN). Maintains professional accountability for provision of patient care for the assigned patients. Coordinates the patient care in conjunction with other departments. Maintains patient rights and confidentiality of patient information.
--- Involves patient and/or significant others in decisions regarding care
--- Assists the RN in admission and discharge process
--- Performs patient assessments as indicated by the patients condition or as directed by the RN
--- Performs patient hand offs utilizing patient safety tools (ex. SBAR, Report at Bedside, etc.) both from shift-to-shift and interdepartmentally as directed
--- Performs patient rounding, based on patient need and departmental guidelines
--- Facilitates communication of pertinent findings including significant changes in patient condition to RN in a timely manner
--- Maintains effective communication through appropriate utilization of the chain of command
--- Communicates subjective and objective data about the patient/family and/or significant others with appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team
--- Collaborating with the RN, evaluates patient response to care and in determining progress toward achievement of outcomes, and documents nursing interventions toward the patient/family promoting optimal health, healing, or dignified end of life when appropriate
--- Reinforces 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
--- Collaborating with the RN, prioritizes care delivery according to the patients' needs and unit activities
--- Delegates, guides, and directs UAP's in tasks and is responsible for the care provided according to their documented competencies
--- Maintains relevant knowledge of Scope of Practice and Delegation limitations and follows policies/procedures
--- Completes hospital and required nursing competencies, mandatory in-services/MyEducation assignments and relevant certifications (ex. BLS, ACLS, PALS, etc.) within required time frame
--- Stays up to date on unit huddles, email, and other unit-based communications
--- Participates in Process Improvement activities such as data collection, in-services, and meetings as appropriate and required
--- Participates in programs and projects directed toward own growth and development
--- Performs other duties as assigned or requested

Keywords: CorTech LLC, St. Louis , Med Surg/Neuro, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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