Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Registered Nurse (RN) - PCU/ICU

Location
Jamestown, ND
Salary
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Posted
Aug 24, 2019
Ref
1717
Industry
Healthcare
Role
Nurse
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time
Overview

RN, full time, benefited position working 72-80 hours per two week pay period. Days of work Sunday-Saturday. Scheduled shifts are day/night rotation and occasional evening shifts to meet the needs of the unit. Scheduled weekend rotation will be 12-hour shifts every 3rd weekend on PCU. Hours of work are 7:00 am-7:30 pm, 7:00 pm-7:30 am and occasional 7:00 am-3:30 pm, 11:00 pm-7:30 am, 3:00 pm-11:00 pm to meet unit needs. Cross train to ICU after demonstrating competency on Med-Surg (PCU).

Coordinates total nursing care for patients of all ages utilizing the nursing process; directs patient and family teaching; provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains the standards of nursing care and implements the policies and procedures of the hospital and Clinical Services.
  • Provides direct patient care for assigned patients of all ages including pediatrics, adult and geriatrics, utilizing the nursing process including assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation.
  • Assesses the patient's condition considering age-specific developmental needs, educational needs of patient and family and discharge planning needs.
  • Develops a plan of care for the patient and prescribes appropriate nursing interventions to achieve expected patient outcomes.
  • Evaluates patient outcomes and modifies plan of care as patient's needs or condition changes.
  • Directs and participates in discharge planning and patient and family/significant other education.
  • Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate person (i.e., physicians, Unit Supervisor, and/or Nursing Manager) and records those observations accurately and concisely.
  • Delegates nursing care to other health care members in accordance with the patient's needs and the nursing personnel's capabilities and qualifications.
  • Administers medications, IV therapy and performs treatments for assigned patients as ordered by the physician.
  • Assists physicians with special tests and procedures such as thoracentesis, lumbar tap, etc.
  • Ensures that equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner.
  • Participates in orientation of new personnel and performance evaluations of nursing staff.
  • Coordinates nursing care of patients when scheduled for therapy or procedures by other departments.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communications with patients, families and staff to contribute to the hospital mission.
  • Initiates and/or assists in emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients such as cardiac arrest.
  • Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment.
  • Participates in staff development programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


Qualifications

Work requires a professional level of knowledge acquired by completing an accredited RN nursing education program. Must hold RN licensure from the ND State Board of Nursing for the current year.

ICU staff nurse position requires completion of a basic cardiology class for nurses and ACLS certification.

Previous work experience preferred but not required for staff RN positions in Patient Care Unit (PCU). (See exceptions indicated below).

Time to reach competency on the job: 3 weeks to 3 months for entry level staff RN.

Surgical Services Staff RN, ICU Staff RN, FBP Staff RN, ED Staff RN and PACU RN positions: Preference for a minimum of one year nursing experience following completion of RN nursing education program. Time to reach competency on the job: 3 weeks to 3 months following orientation to the work area.

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