RN, 4PCT Med-Surg

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.
The Registered Nurse (RN) is an individual who holds a current state license to practice nursing. The practice of nursing requires specialized knowledge, judgment, and skills to provide care to groups and individuals. The RN utilizes knowledge derived from the principles of biological, physical, behavioral, social and nursing sciences to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care. The care is culturally based and age specific.

Responsibilities

emergent situations and implement emergency measures. Demonstrates professional manner during emergent situations. Based upon nursing assessment, makes appropriate referrals to other health care team members in a timely manner. Implements safety interventions to maintain patient/family/staff safety. Reports actual and potential patient safety issues. Demonstrates competency in infection control measures.

EVALUATION: Continuously evaluates nursing practice in relation to the standards of care and individual plan of care. Evaluates effectiveness of nursing care interventions and revises or continues with plan of care based on patients response. Involves patient, family and other health care team members in evaluation process when appropriate. Maintains continuity of care between shifts and transfers by reporting or following up on patient care needs.

DOCUMENTATION: Nursing process is accurately and concisely documented, including evaluation of treatment. Documents according to hospital policy and procedure. Documents plan of care reflective of collaborative practice with other health care team members. Documents patient/family/designee teaching and response appropriately.

LEADERSHIP: Effectively manages care through others. Demonstrates time management when providing patient care. Demonstrates flexibility and a cooperative attitude to meet the needs of the unit. Acts as a resources person and mentor for new personnel, floater, and/or supplemental staff working on the unit. Functions as a preceptor. Appropriately delegates to ancillary staff; communicates effectively.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Assumes responsibility for personal professional development and contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues and others. Participates in unit staff meetings. Utilizes learning opportunities on the unit for improvement of self and others. Identifies personal strengths and weaknesses as a professional nurse. Takes initiatives in professional growth in regards to identified weaknesses. Maintains individual competency in nursing practice. Completes all educational, certification and regulatory requirements, submits required tests and paperwork in a timely manner. Involved in best practice recommendations and implementation to improve patient care at the unit level. Evaluates nursing practice by participating in self/peer review and performance improvement activities. Considers factors related to cost and effective outcomes when planning patient care. Manages workload effectively. Initiates care in a timely manner. Answers and responds to patient call lights promptly Abides by Time and Attendance Policy. Supports effective use of staff and supplies.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.

LICENSE & CERTIFICATION:

Current Ohio RN license.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

Medical/Surgical: 0+ (will accept new grads)

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

All Specialties
  • Basic Life Support (American Heart Assoc.) current before end of department orientation

4PCT Med-Surg/Telemetry: with a focus on trauma and surgical patients
  • BLS required; ACLS encouraged
  • Skills preferred
  • Assessment of patient
  • Ability to develop an individualized patient plan of care
  • Medication administration
  • Basic ECG interpretation (will provide education/testing)
  • IV initiation and assessment skills
  • Excellent time management skills to manage medically and surgically complex patients