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Baptist Health Systems RN Critical Care in Madisonville, Kentucky

Job Description:Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.1.Demonstrates fiscal responsibility through appropriate use of resources2.Adheres to unit dress code3.Attends mandatory in-services and unit meetings4.Maintains Annual Core Competencies5.Communication6.Assessment - Admission and Physical7.Formulates and implements Nursing Plan of Care8.Makes appropriate decisions utilizing evidence based practice9.Medication Administration and IV Therapy10.Environment11.Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job related hazards, and national patient safety goals.12.Ensures positive customer relations interactions- Manages difficult or emotional customer situations*Responds promptly to customer needs- Solicits customer feedback to improve service- Responds to requests for service and assistance- Meets commitmentsKey Accountabilities/competency*Key Accountability**Weight*1.Provides complete verbal report with appropriate information. Effectively communicates to other care providers/team member's necessary information. Delegate tasks based on patient need and staff competency, and assure tasks are completed. Responds appropriately to customer requests. Transcribes or checks transcription of physician orders.2.Performs admission assessment and history taking, recognizing the individual's physical, emotional and educational needs. Performs ongoing physical assessment for purpose of evaluation of patient and patient's response to care. Performs ongoing psychosocial and spiritual evaluation for purpose of identifying nursing diagnosis and making referrals.3.Formulates/Implements Nursing Plan of Care. Selects and implements nursing interventions based on assessment and nursing diagnosis. Prioritizes nursing plan of care on admission based on patient's identified needs. Develops mutual goals with patient and family. Completes nursing plan of care/discharge plan in computer system4.Makes appropriate decisions utilizing evidence based practice. Recognizes changes in patient's physical and emotional condition and institutes interventions. Makes decisions in crisis situations based on assessment and prompt intervention. Assumes and is accountable for delegation and supervising total patient care. Establishes realistic workflow priorities delegating appropriate tasks to assure work is completed within allotted time5.Initiates and discontinues IV therapy as directed. Changes IV bags and tubing and labels appropriately. Monitors level of IVF and observes site per policy. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to utilize IV infusion device as applicable. Administers and documents IV fluids and blood/blood products6.Demonstrates knowledge of expected outcome and side effects of all drugs administered. Demonstrates knowledge of special administration techniques (IM, Z-tract, Sub-Q, IV push). Documents patient response to pain medications. Counts and documents narcotics and follows through with problems. Documents medications administered per hospital policy and procedure. Successful completion of monthly medication newsletters.7.Supervises the proper care, use and repair of supplies, equipment and charges. Checks and documents emergency equipment preparedness per policy. Keeps patient room and hallways free of clutter. Disposes of soiled linen in appropriate container. Keeps nursing station clean and neat8.Performs professional responsibilities9.Acts as a professional role m odel at all times10.Functions as mentor for new employees11.Functions as team leader, team member or primary care giver performing patient care and various unit activities12.Makes decisions and adapts to unit changes precipitated by admissions and increased workloads13.Demonstrates ability to address staff/peers with concerns related to performance expectations and behaviors that may effect work environment, image, patient care and customer service14.Requests and accepts constructive criticism15.Accountable for accuracy and completion of all documentation requirements16.Documents all care given, including patient preparation and patient response to treatment17.Documents physical/emotional care rendered with patient response and/or outcome18.Provides effective care in a code or crisis situation19.Acts as a preceptor when applicable, identifying and following through with performance or knowledge deficits20.Communicates with others in completing work assignments and accomplishing department/unit goals. Utilizes appropriate channels of communication21.Monitors/ transcribes HEO for Physician entered orders. Keeps physician thoroughly informed of any sudden changes in patient's condition or insidious changes requiring medical intervention. Consults ancillary services (Case Management, Social Services, etc) for evaluation and/or assistance. Communicates appropriate information to outside related agencies (policy, health department, etc.). Completes written reports with appropriate information22.Assess patient/family/SO interactions that may impact patient care. Recognizes pertinent and individual patient needs. Reevaluates on an ongoing basis nursing care based on progress towards goal, patient outcomes, and updates plan of care as necessary23.Performs and reinforces formal and informal patient teaching, utilizing available resources. Reinforces patient teaching, including teaching done by physician and other departments.24.Successful completion of Age Specific competencies for the gerontology, adult, adolescent and pediatric patient.25.Provides care/to the ventilator dependent patient26.Monitors EKG, invasive lines, hemo-dynamics and respiratory parameters of the critical care patient27.Biannual EKG and Sedation required28.Annual nursing, hospital wide and unit specific skills (which include Femstop and IABP)29.Maintains up to date BLS certification30.ACLS certification preferred within 3 months, not to exceed 6 months from date of hire.If you would like to be part of a growing family focused on supporting clinical excellence, teamwork and innovation, we urge you to apply now!Baptist Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer."EEO Statement: Baptist Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and seeks to employ individuals without regard to r ace, color, national origin, gender, s exual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, religious or political beliefs, protected veteran status, employment status or any other protected class identified in any federal, state, or local law. Baptist Health specifically encourages minority, female, disabled, veteran and other candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply and strengthen our team. Please note that Baptist Health is a drug-free workplace and employment with Baptist Health is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMATION AND ACCESSIBILITY TO SERVICES Persons with hearing and speech impairments can contact Baptist Health facilities by using the Kentucky Relay Service, a toll-free telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD). For voice to TDD, call 800.648.6057. For TDD to voice, call 800.648.6056."