Staff Nurse-Critical Care

Location
Duluth, MN
Posted
Aug 12, 2017
Industry
General

Department:
01 Critical Care Department

Schedule:
Part-time

Shift:
D/E

Hours:
.80, M-F, e/o weekend, Req # - 17286

Contact Information:

  • Contact: St. Luke's Hospital of Duluth Human Resources
  • Tel: 218-249-5387
  • Fax: 218-249-6094
  • Email: recruiting@slhduluth.com
  • Address: 915 E. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55805  Duluth,  MN  55805

Job Details:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • BLS certification required
  • MN RN licensure prior to start
  • One (1) year recent acute care nursing experience required.
  • JOB SUMMARY
      The Staff Nurse applies and demonstrates knowledge of the delivery of professional nursing care, including all aspects of practice, as defined by the MN Board of Nursing and reinforced in St. Lukes policies. Plans, delegates to, and organizes nursing personnel. Manages and coordinates information between patient, family and healthcare team members; provides for education of patient's families and staff and evaluates outcomes.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
      Education: Graduate of accredited school of nursing. Experience: Minimum of one (1) year recent acute care nursing experience; recent experience is defined as within the past (3) years.
      Licensure/Certification/Registration:
      Current license in Minnesota to practice as Registered Nurse. ACLS and PALS certification within one (1) year of employment. TNCC certification must be current or obtained one time within eighteen (18) months of employment (TNCC need not be renewed). Successful completion of orientation to include assigned ECG and Critical Care modules as determined by Nurse Manager and Critical Care Educator. Successful completion of orientation requirements for post-op open heart surgical patients and charge nurse duties within three (3) years of employment. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, or Military Training Network.
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
      Education: N/A Experience: Two (2) years recent accute care nursing experience. Preference given to individuals with previous Critical Care nursing experience within past three (3) years.
      Licensure/Registration/Certification: Preference given to individuals with current ACLS certification. CCRN certification desirable.
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      Knowledge of current principles and techniques of nursing practice; knowledge of the practical application of the nursing process and physical assessment. Ability to function as a team leader, primary nurse and role model; to accept individual responsibility and accountability for decisions and outcome; to communicate effectively with patients, families, personnel and Physicians and establish professional working relationships with the same; to recognize the legal limits of nursing practice; to maintain professional competency through continuing education and independent study. Ability to support St. Lukes goals and objectives. READING - Advanced: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints. WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures. SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES: Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
      PHYSICAL DEMANDS
        Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking; lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients; considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching. Ability to see, hear, stand, bend, kneel, walk and lift up to fifty (50) pounds. Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 - 8 hours) Walk - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Sit - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours) Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Reach with hands and arms - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Bending-repetitive forward - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Talk or hear - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)
      LIFTING REQUIREMENTS
        Up to 10 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Up to 25 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Up to 35 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 - 5.5 hours) Up to 50 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
      WORK ENVIRONMENT
        Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
      WORKING CONDITIONS
        Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases; contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances; exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness); subject to varying and unpredictable situations; handles emergency or crisis situations; may perform emergency care; occasionally subjected to irregular hours; occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.

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