Job Description

*National Jewish Health - Main Campus · MIDC
Denver, CO
Registered Nursing
Full Time (40 hours per week), Day Shift: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 6:00pm; Schedule is four ten hour shifts
Posted 12/30/2018
Req # 11892
What is the Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Center (MIDC) at National Jewish?
The MIDC department provides highly specialized diagnostic testing for adult and pediatric patients. The focus is on GI, Pulmonary and Immunotherapy Advanced Testing.  
 
What does a Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Center (MIDC) RN do?
The MIDC RN provides support for MR/CT/Imaging patients needing sedation or thoracic biopsies. They also support the placement of implantable loop recording devices, complete CTA procedures for cardiology, joint aspirations and injections, PICC placements, and many other highly specialized actions.
 
What We Are Looking For?
The ideal candidate will have:
  • At least 2 years of nursing skill already under their belt. Pre-Op/PACU experience a plus!
  • Display of excellence in endoscopy procedures, knowledge of esophageal motility study (EMS) or esophageal manometry, have prior experience withimpedance probes and hydrogen breath testing.  
  • Willing to learn immunotherapy testing and how to assist the physician with implantable loop recording devices, joint aspirations and injections, all while using outstanding using sterile techniques.
Even if you have not done all of the MIDIC procedures before, we are looking for the right fit in skill and attitude! That looks like:
  • Personal Accountability
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Passion in Informing and Communicating
  • Collaboration/Teamwork-Driven Spirit
  • Leadership in Word and Action 
  • Professional Development Focus- Ready to Jump In, Help and Learn
  • Evidence-based Practice and Research Rooted
  • An Outstanding Quality of Practice Personal Nursing Philosophy
At National Jewish Health, we recognize the value of our nurses’ contributions to health care and the promotion of clinical excellence. We build systems that support nursing practice, teamwork and have an atmosphere that encourages nursing excellence.  
 
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Full Position Summary:
Accurately plans and provides professional nursing care for patients, families, and communities utilizing a systematic approach incorporating assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.  The Registered Nurse II is responsible and accountable for facilitation and management of care coordination across the healthcare continuum.  Utilizes the nursing process to work with interdisciplinary teams to provide safe and personalized care.  Demonstrates core competencies in the area of practice.

Essential Duties:
1.     Assessment:  Collects pertinent data and information relative to the patient’s and family’s health or situation.  Demonstrates proficient, skillful and rapid assessment in triage of patient problems and needs in the outpatient clinic, specialty care area, telephone health services setting, and/or ongoing care.
2.     Analyzes assessment data to determine actual or potential problems and issues. Prioritizing a focus on wellness, health promotion, chronic disease management, and disease prevention.
3.     Identifies expected outcomes for an individualized plan for the patient/family, recognizing that the patient and family are in control regarding the choice and compliance with a care regimen.
4.     Develops, intervenes, evaluates a plan of care in collaboration with patients, families, and other team members identifying actual and potential patient care needs.  Updates the plan of care and documents in the approved format.  Documents nursing activity and the patient’s response to nursing intervention.
5.     Ensures the plan of care reflects the cultural, spiritual, intellectual, age, educational, and psychosocial differences of individual patients, families, groups, and communities.
6.     Implements identified plan.  Establishes competencies and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients in accordance with National Jewish Health Policies and Procedures.
7.     Conducts time-limited, episodic, individual nurse-patient encounters and interventions and frequently establishes long-term relationships with patients, families, and caregivers.
8.     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.
9.     Coordination: facilitates access to appropriate medical and health care, nursing consultation /intervention, follow-up, and surveillance.
10.   Teaching: Provides patient education using methods and approaches recognizing the specific needs and concerns of the individual patient; supports the patient and caregiver (s) to become informed customers about the options, costs, risks, and benefits of health care services.
11.   Participates in projects, activities, committees, related to nursing and health care in clinical and organizational settings.  Functions as a preceptor as assigned.
12.   Recommends evidenced based practice and research strategies to improve nursing quality.

Work Experience:
  • A minimum of two (2) years of recent and related Registered Nurse (RN) experience required.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure:
  • Current Colorado Registered Nurse (RN) license.
  • Current CPR/BLS along with ACLS & PALS certification required.  
Education:
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required, BSN preferred.
 

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