Altru Health System

RN Population Health

Grand Forks, ND
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Nov 10, 2020
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Job Summary

The Registered Nurse provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the organization. The nurse maintains the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit. The nurse facilitates the coordination of patient care within the interdisciplinary care team and provides patient education to assure safe patient discharge.

Essential Job Functions

Coordinates the Post Hospital Transition program, including evaluation, data collection and reporting of findings. Coordinates and identifies needs as the patient transitions from acute care to the home environment.

Implements, evaluates, and maintains the home telemonitoring program, including clinician education and skills validation, policy and procedure review, proper care of equipment and serving as a resource to end users.

Develops a plan of care based on assessment that reflects the patient's physical, psychological, social, educational, developmental and rehabilitative needs based on patient's age, ethnic origin, economic status, lifestyle, creed or philosophical beliefs.

Assesses the patient's condition and nursing needs, sets goals, and prescribes appropriate nursing actions to meet those goals and the physical, psychological, social, and rehabilitative needs of the patient, including discharge planning.

Assesses, intervenes, and reassesses the patient's self-report/symptoms of pain promptly and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.

Identifies the early warning signs of a change in a patient's condition and responds appropriately to a deteriorating patient, including contacting responsible clinicians as indicated by standard operating procedure. Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patient conditions.

Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate multidisciplinary team member and records those observations accurately and concisely. Ensures that intervention or referrals are made promptly. Completes and submits all incident reports (patient, visitor, staff) prior to the completion of each shift.

Establishes and maintains communication and utilizes educational opportunities with patients and other significant individuals.

Assigns or delegates, within the scope of practice, education and experience, the responsibility for performance of nursing interventions to other persons for which that person has the necessary skills and competence to accomplish safely.

Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.

Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.

License, Certification & Registration

Registered Nurse-North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement-Prior to Start Date

Registered Nurse-Minnesota Board of Nursing-Within 6 Months of Start Date

Basic Life Support (BLS)-American Heart Assoc. -Within 2 Months of Start Date

MN Background Study-Minnesota Department of Human Services-Start Date

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