Job: Staff Registered Nurse (RN) - Adult Inpatient/Day Unit

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Job Description

Department:
Adult Inpatient/Day Unit

Schedule:
Full Time (40 hours per week)

Shift:
Variable Shift

Hours:
Hours between 7:00am - 5:30pm

Job Details:

National Jewish Health is currently seeking a Clinical Nurse position to join our motivated, compassionate Infectious Disease team. The ideal candidate selected for this role will have a two year background in Medical/surgical nursing and will bring a sense of compassion for patients/families, have the ability to work with a team, and the clinical knowledge to share and educate patients and families about their disease process.

This position consists of highly motivated, self-directed individuals who is able to critically think in the face of changes in a patient's condition and react accordingly. The competencies needed are infusion skills which may include: inserting peripheral intravenous needles, accessing ports, and picc lines. The competencies also needed are efficient physical assessment skills, multitasking, and post-op dressing changes. The position includes other competencies that can be learned on the unit.

You will work with world renowned Infectious Disease Physicians whose patients are from each 50 states and internationally. The Registered Nurse (RN) will work collaboratively and independently with the physicians and other health care departments to develop an individual patient care plan. Your responsibility will consist of ensuring that the patient is well versed in their disease process and treatments so when going back home, they can continue to improve and thrive.

If you are a RN who loves challenges and wants to expand your horizon into a different setting, then this position is for you. We seek only positive, caring, compassionate, and motivated individuals.

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Perform the following basic competencies: Provision of age-specific care, completion of general nursing competencies through the annual skills review, and any unit-specific competencies (if applicable, see addendum)
  2. Utilizes the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation) incorporating interdisciplinary needs, patient/family goals, and cultural/spiritual beliefs.
  3. Develops and documents a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family and other health team members identifying actual and potential patient care needs. Updates to plan of care are documented approved format.
  4. Performs procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients in accordance with National Jewish Health Policies and Procedures
  5. Accurately documents nursing activity and the patient's response to nursing intervention using approved format.
  6. Formulates, documents, and updates an individual teaching plan including but not limited to disease process and appropriate use of medications. Demonstrates effective patient teaching skills using one-on-one interventions and written National Jewish Health supportive material.
  7. Implements care and services that recognize age-specific needs and concerns for patients and their families
  8. Manages a typical patient assignment, setting priorities, organizing activities, and utilizing available resources. Anticipates, initiates, and coordinates prescriptions/orders/referrals.
  9. Integrates, prioritizes and acts upon simultaneous sources of information requiring the attention of the professional nurse.
  10. Manages telephone communications including: assessing patient needs over the phone; providing appropriate advice; directing patient to appropriate level of care; communicating status to physician; addressing prescription requests; documenting actions in approved format.
  11. Demonstrates commitment to patient safety. Assesses variances and communicates through appropriate channels. Activates and responds appropriately to emergency situations according to established policies and procedures.
  12. Communicates in a constructive and positive manner. Uses effective listening skills and supportive verbal and non-verbal communications that convey respect and understanding.
  13. Addresses conflict directly with the individuals involved in a manner that contributes to effective resolution for all involved.
  14. Demonstrates patient/family advocacy. Includes them as members of the health care team in identifying care needs and determining actions for resolution.
  15. Demonstrates professionalism as evidenced by positive problem solving, utilization of available resources and respecting/acknowledging team effort. Assumes Charge nurse responsibilities ( if applicable to specific unit).
  16. Adjusts effectively to changes in priorities and circumstances. Generates feasible ideas and solutions for improvement.
  17. Demonstrates knowledge of and supports changes in practice and initiatives of National Jewish Health implemented to improve quality of care.
  18. Participates in the development of unit standards, policy and procedures.
  19. Maintains attendance per policy while minimizing overtime. Utilizes work time efficiently to contribute to the department's productivity.
  20. Supports financial initiatives of the institution, department, and unit.
  21. Participates in own professional development' Identifies learning needs and seeks appropriate assistance and educational offerings. Willingly and effectively uses input from others for individual growth.
  22. Assists others in developing their skills, knowledge and abilities. Serves as a preceptor for new staff during orientation and continues as a role model, mentor and resource to all staff in the institution
  23. Shares knowledge and skills by presenting unit based or departmental educational offerings yearly. This may include but is not limited to live presentations, posters, literature reviews and patient education material
  24. Is knowledgeable of and participates in research activities in the institution.

Knowledge and Skills

Incumbent must have exceptional oral and written communication skills; attention to detail and ability to multi-task; and possess strong organizational skills. Capacity to establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers while maintaining confidentiality. Incumbent must be a positive, professional team player. Must be knowledgeable in the scope of practice of the Registered Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Medical Assistant. Must apply appropriate application of the nursing process, professional theory and practice. Must have the ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively. Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, members of the healthcare team, and administration. Incumbent must possess effective computer skills and the ability to use multi

Education

Graduation from an Accredited School of Nursing is required. BSN is preferred.

Certification/Licensure

Current Colorado RN License and current CPR/BLS certification (ACLS or PALS if applicable for specific unit) is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of two (2) years of recent and related RN experience is required. Different patient care areas may require additional experience. ple software applications. Must demonstrate the ability to perform basic life support skills in an emergency.




 

Contact

National Jewish Health
Human Resources
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO 80206
303.398.1035
hr@njhealth.org
Job Line: 1.800.686.9512

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