Registered Nurse - Emergency Department - Night Shift

Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Frankfort, Michigan Emergency Department Night shift


Requisition #: 54034
Total hours worked per week: 36

Description

As a part of Munson Healthcare’s commitment to providing quality patient care, qualified applicants accepting certain full-time positions are eligible for a $10,000 sign-on bonus with employment commitment. Applicants can learn more about the sign-on bonus and qualifications when connecting with a recruiter.****This position is at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort. This position will float between Acute Care and ER.****

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.

For those hired into an RN position after January 1st, 2015, it is required to obtain a BSN within 5 years of start date.

Certification in the specialty area of practice is strongly encouraged.

Is a self-directed professional with the ability to make independent judgments directing patient care.

Demonstrates ability in using the computer with Windows format preferred.

GENERAL NURSING POSITIONS: (Acute Care, Venous Access Specialty, Recovery Room, Respiratory Therapy)

Two to 3 years RN experience in an AcuteMedical/Surgicalsetting is required.

Experience in Intravenous Therapy is desirable.

Current BLS certification required. ACLS certification required or obtained within 90 days of employment.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT/HOUSE SUPERVISOR POSITIONS:

Three to 5 years RN experience in an Acute Medical Surgical setting is required.

Previous experience in a charge nurse/supervisory role is strongly preferred.

Current BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications required.

ORGANIZATION

Accountable to the Director of Clinical Services or designee of the assigned patient care unit; ultimately accountable for the practice of nursing to the Chief Nursing Officer.

Provides direction to and supervision of LPNs, Techs, Clerks, CENAs, and/or other categories as needed.

Works collaboratively and effectively with all members of the Patient Care Team and other Clinical and Ancillary Services Departments.

AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

All ages (birth & above)

Age of Patients Served is dependent on the specific populations cared for on the Unit.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.

2. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

3. Promotes personal and patient safety.

4. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

5. Follows Scope and Standards of Practice from American Nurses Association as listed below.

6. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

In partnership with Munson Healthcare (MHC), Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital (POMH) and POIMH Nursing work together to provide superior quality and promote community health.

STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

1.  Assessment

Collects health data in a systematic and ongoing manner involving the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate

Determines the priority of data collection based on the patient's immediate condition or needs

Documents relevant data in a retrievable form

2.  Diagnosis

Derives diagnoses from the assessment data. Validates with the patient, family, and/or other healthcare providers and documents

3.  Identification of Outcomes

Involves the patient, family, and other healthcare providers in formulating outcomes from the diagnosis that are individualized and includes a time estimate for attainment

Determines outcomes that are culturally appropriate, realistic, attainable and measurable

Documents expected outcomes as measurable goals

4.  Planning

Individualizes a plan of care with the patient, family, and other health care providers that prescribe interventions to attain expected outcomes

Develops a plan of care that establishes priorities, provides for continuity, and is documented

5.  Implementation

Implements the plan of care in a safe, timely, and appropriate manner and documents interventions

Coordinates and collaborates in care delivery

Employs health teaching and health promotion strategies

6.  Evaluation

Evaluates the patient's progress toward attainment of outcomes and includes the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate

Documents the patient's responses to the interventions

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

1.  Quality of Care

Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice

Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital. Participates in quality improvement activities

Acknowledges that safety is a self-responsibility. Knows the physical requirements of the job and works within those guidelines. Performs job duties safely at all times, utilizing body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques

Plans actions to promote safety.Reports any unsafe situation/equipment according to Hospital procedure

Participates in quality of care activities at the unit level

Utilizes the results of quality of care activities to initiate changes in nursing practice

2.  Practice Evaluation

Evaluates own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations

Engages in performance appraisal on a regular basis, identifying areas of strength as well as areas for professional development. Takes action to achieve identified goals

Acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in nursing practice

3.  Education

Participates in ongoing educational activities related to clinical knowledge and professional issues

Complies with mandatory continuing education requirements to maintain licensure and meet job requirements

Complies with annual mandatory competency activities including Healthstream modules

Seeks experiences that reflect current clinical practice in order to maintain current clinical skills and competence

4.  Collegiality

Interacts with, and contributes to the professional development of peers and other health care providers as colleagues

Contributes to an environment that is conducive to the clinical education of nursing students, other health care students, and other employees as appropriate

Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment

5.  Ethics

Utilizes the American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics for Nurses and the hospital ethics committee to guide practice

Maintains patient confidentiality within legal and regulatory parameters

Acts as a patient advocate and assists patients in developing skills so they can advocate for themselves

Delivers care in a manner that is culturally sensitive and preserves patient autonomy, dignity, and rights

Maintains a therapeutic and professional patient-nurse relationship with appropriate professional role boundaries

Reports illegal, incompetent, or impaired practices

6.  Collaboration

Collaborates with the patient and family