RN Registered Nurse PACU
Methodist Health System Council Bluffs, IA
Purpose of Job
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means) - NICU only
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, personal protective equipment required)
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Provides appropriate care specific to the age and population of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the Population Specific Criteria.
Performs an initial and ongoing assessment to determine the assigned patient's ongoing nursing care needs.
Includes data from the patient/significant other(s) in the assessment as appropriate.
Prioritizes data collection according to patient's immediate needs.
Uses assessment findings in discharge planning.
Develops/reviews/revises and individualizes the plan of care to address the patient's nursing care needs for optimum patient care outcomes.
Collaborates with physicians and other clinical disciplines as appropriate.
Provides teaching specific to the patient's health care problem.
Care plan reflects continuing care needs and/or referrals for discharge/transfer.
Implements interventions that are consistent with the established plan of care in a safe and appropriate manner.
Is familiar with, and follows, nursing protocols and standards of care for their unit.
Uses current knowledge in nursing practice based on standards and research literature.
Administers medication without error and utilizes critical thinking regarding medication effects on patient.
Evaluates patient care to determine response to care/interventions for optimal patient outcome.
Monitors outcomes and documents patient response to interventions.
Evaluates the patient's capabilities and/or limitations related to nursing and medical interventions.
Continually monitors the patient and/or significant other(s) ability to manage care needs after dismissal.
Gives a complete verbal or written change of shift report to the oncoming care provider. Includes current care requirements, to include SBAR content, and is familiar with the overall plan of care.
Recognizes and addresses patient and family capabilities and limitations (physical and mental).
Performs technical skills competently and independently to assure patient safety (autonomy).
Able to competently perform technical skills independently.
Is accountable to learn new skills and equipment within areas' specifications and time frame.
Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information and policy and procedure manuals.
Follows appropriate procedure for obtaining and returning or cleaning/disposing of equipment and supplies.
Charges accurately for use of supplies and equipment according to policy.
Maintains competence in area of experience.
Able to manage a ventilator-assisted patient proficiently.
Able to use proper suctioning techniques.
Assures proper endotracheal tube placement and extubation.
Maintains a professional behavior in attitude, demeanor, interactions to achieve organization's mission.
Initiates action to correct, prevent, and/or minimize risk(s) to the patient, family or hospital employees (e.g., falls, needle sticks, patient concerns).
Completes appropriate report form for any risk (e.g., incident report, patient concern report, maintenance request).
Works within the scope of practice as defined by the Nurse Practice Act.
Observe appropriate precautions when administering hazardous medications or handling excreta from patients who have received hazardous medications.
Follows infection control guidelines and practices.
Reviews, delegates and evaluates plans for appropriate utilization of staff at all levels of practice in accordance with the provision of the state's Nurse Practice Act and the Professional Standards of Practice.
Right task (within the scope of practice, according to the job description, based on the desired outcome, task routine, non-complex, low risk and predictable outcome).
Right person (assess competency by: certification/licensure, job description, skills checklist, demonstrated skill).
Right communication (clear, concise, correct, complete).
Right feedback: the Reciprocal Process (ask teammates' input first, recognize effort, get teammates' solution to problem, check off points).
Documents all data collected, in Cerner and/or on worksheets/charge sheets, accurately, completely, and in a timely manner to provide an accurate record of patient activities and response to activities.Add comments
Documentation is completed in an ongoing basis prior to end of shift.
Documentation reflects appropriate chargeable items.
Documentation reflects care delivered.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
| Date Posted
January 2, 2019
| Date Closes
March 3, 2019
| Located In
Council bluffs, IA
| Work At
Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hosp
9a - 7:30pm, 40 (10 hour days) + Call hours per week
| SOC Category
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