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PT position, 0.9FTE, 36hrs, Night shift, 7:00pm-7:00am. Every other weekend, non-exempt, benefits eligible.
The Staff RN assists to optimize medical and neurodevelopmental outcomes in babies with established moderate to severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD). Core principles include interdisciplinary collaborative care of the baby to ensure adequate respiratory support, and promote growth and development of the baby with chronic complex respiratory illness. There is intense focus on minimizing pro-inflammatory and stressful states to allow optimal growth and development of the brain and lungs.
Typical patient characteristics include:
• Patients with moderate to severe BPD
• 36 weeks and above
• Generally stable hemodynamics
• Respiratory and cardiac system may be unstable at times
• Medications may include nitric oxide, sildenafil
• Lab monitoring is less regular and less invasive
• Support may include PICC lines, peripheral IV’s, and other central lines
• Ventilation support includes conventional, CPAP, NC The Staff RN prescribes delegates, supervises and provides patient care, plans for education, collaborates on plan for discharge and provides for patient safety and quality.
Demonstrates competencies defined (*) in the Staff RN responsibilities in providing age-appropriate care to patients from the age of birth through 21 years, and select adult patients.
1. Uses nursing process, evidence based practice and unit specific competencies to:
a. Complete the admission assessment.
b. Document a plan of care including patient outcome parameters and nursing orders.
c. Delegate patient care.
d. Evaluate patient care and patient’s response/progress.
e. Reassess patients and revise plan of care as appropriate.
f. Supervise patient care.
g. Plan discharge.
h. Plan, provide, delegate, and evaluate patient/family education.
i. Collaborate effectively with all health care disciplines to facilitate patient outcomes.
2. Communicates patient care needs/expectations/priorities to assigned Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Patient Care Assistants (PCAs), unit coordinators, and allied health personnel.
3. Effectively relates and interacts with patient, families, and health care team.
4. Effectively manages patient care through one or more of the following:
a. Prescribing, delegating and coordinating care for patients.
b. Care conferences
c. Clinical rounds
d. Charge nurse responsibilities
e. Other coordination activities
f. Organizing and prioritizing care
g. Managing prescribed physician orders.
5. Maintains professional standards by setting professional goals and participating in activities to meet goals.
6. Adheres to unit/department budgetary standards. a. Performs daily staffing, scheduling within budget parameters.
7. Participates in unit maintenance activities:
a. Pyxis and charge data collection.
b. Infection control activities
c. Point –of-care testing
d. e-Chart education
e. Safety and Quality activities
8. Participates in Patient Care Services and Hospital activities in one or more of the following:
a. Policy/procedure review and revision.
b. Helping Hand review and revision.
c. Committee attendance and participation
d. Patient/family advocacy.
e. Shared governance.
9. Participates in educational activities in one or more of the following:
a. Peer review
b. Serves as a preceptor/clinical resource
c. Orientation and continuing education
d. Clinical competency assessment
e. Planning and presenting classes.
10. Accepts and supports change in a positive manner.
11. Participates in research, patient safety and quality improvement activities.
12. Practices professional nursing in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.
KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
1. Licensure: Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio.
2. Current CPR certification. Must be willing to obtain and maintain NRP and PALS certification as determined by your manager.
3. BSN Required
4. PALS: within one year of hire for PACU RNs
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Typing on computer Constantly (67-100%)
Using phone Frequently (34-66%)
Sitting Frequently (34-66%)
Standing Occasionally (0-33%)
Lifting Occasionally (0-33%)
Walking Frequently (34-66%)
Must be able to independently lift up to 35 lbs. Must be able to move or reposition patients of any weight or size with the assistance of another person(s) and/or equipment.
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.