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RN - Intensive Care Unit

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: February 10, 2019

Job Description:

Provides professional nursing care in accordance with known/accepted standards of practice and AVH policy. Utilizes the Nursing Process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. Works in support of the medical staff treatment plan and makes recommendations for changes to medical treatment plan as appropriate. Educates patients and family around the plan of care and disease management. Actively supports the nursing philosophy by striving for excellence in patient care, professional development, interpersonal relations, time management, and continuous quality improvement. RN ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS WEIGHT I NURSING PROCESS AND CLINICAL PRACTICE SKILLS 10% Fully competent in primary nurse role on unit; performs patient and family assessment & problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved. Develops a problem based plan of care for every patient with appropriate nursing interventions Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Prioritizes patient situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner Responds to clinical needs of patients in accord with experience, nursing standards, and hospital/nursing policies and procedures. Makes value-added resource decisions for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment, and acuity of care II PATIENT TEACHING 5% Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning III CARE COORDINATION 5% Coordinates with all members of the hospital team in order to address patient care, resolve problems, and improve the delivery of multidisciplinary care on a daily basis Applies individual and group problem solving; shares knowledge with others freely, consults openly, and assists others to interpret data Uses verbal and written communication methods effectively Provides input into refinement of nursing care plans developed by others IV PATIENT SAFETY & CONFIDENTIALITY 5% Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care Follows all security, confidentiality, and privacy policies V PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION 10% Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within nursing practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice: suggestions is CEUs meet AACN category A criteria, such as cardiac care, ECG, heart failure, respiratory care, acute lung injury, ventilator management, pharmacology, pathophysiology, and FCCS Able to express nursing values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding Active participant in quality improvement processes Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to nursing practice VI LEADERSHIP 5% Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities Acts as a relief charge nurse when assigned VII. UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 10% Proficient in the care of critically ill patients; willingness to assist in the care of critically ill patients in all areas of the hospital Maintain current competency in critical care skills Maintain proficiency in the care of the medical surgical patient with emphasis on orthopedic and general surgeries Maintain competency in the care of the pediatric patient Maintains arrhythmia interpretation skills; ability to determine EKG changes requiring immediate interventions Ability to begin resuscitation efforts in adults and pediatric patients and continue as team leader until relieved by a physician Maintain Level II to ER. Maintain Level III to PCU. POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA Pass/No Pass Ensures developmentally appropriate care for infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients. VII CORE VALUES 50% Patient Centered: is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients' expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient's safety above all else. Teamwork: works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas Respect for Others: actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly. He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance. The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders Accountability: takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital's guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders. He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers Integrity: is truthful, trustworthy, and principled. He/she demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others. The employee's word can be trusted. Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Associate Degree in Nursing required BSN graduate preferred Experience 1 year of critical care experience required, (3 years of preferred). LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS Current Colorado nursing license requied Current BLS certification required CCRN preferred Other Required: ACLS PALS TNCC within 2 years of hire FCCS within 2 years of hire PFCCS within 2 years of hire KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail Relatively high degree of analytical abilities Strong interpersonal skills required Ability to work independently LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and communicate effectively in English Spanish preferred WORKING CONDITIONS Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices May be exposed to stressful situations DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS PHYSICAL DEMANDS On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities. - Percent of Time - Stand: 40% Walk: 30% Sit: 30% Talk or hear: 99% Use hands to finger, handle or feel: 100% Push or pull: 10% Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: 10% Reach with hands and arms: 10% Taste or smell: 00% This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted. - Yes/ No - Up to 10 pounds: yes Up to 25 pounds: yes Up to 50 pounds: yes Up to 100 pounds: no More than 100 pounds: no This job has vision requirements as follows: - Yes/No - Clear close vision: yes Clear distance vision: yes Depth perception: yes Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships: yes Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus: yes Specific demands not listed: WORK ENVIRONMENT Job may have exposure to the following environmental conditions: -Yes/No - Wet, humid conditions (non-weather): no Work near moving mechanical parts: yes Fumes or airborne particles: yes Toxic or caustic chemicals: no Outdoor weather conditions: no Extreme cold (non-weather): no Extreme heat (non-weather): no Risk of electrical shock: yes Work with explosives: no Risk of radiation: yes Vibration: no Hearing ability required for work environment is: - Yes/No - Ability to hear alarms on equipment: yes Ability to hear patient call: yes Ability to hear instructions clearly: yes - Hi/Med/Lo - The typical noise level for the work environment is: med Repetitive Motion Actions - Percent of Time - Repetitive use of foot control: 00% Repetitive use of hands: 50% Grasping - simple/light: 80% Grasping - firm/heavy: 15% Fine dexterity: 50%

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