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RN PCU

Company: CHI Franciscan St Clare Hospital
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Current Incentives for qualifying external Nurses with a 2 year commitment
Up to a $20,000 Sign on Bonus (prorated by FTE- min 0.6 FTE required); Lump sum payment within 30 days of start)
Up to $25,000 in Education Loan Forgiveness for qualifying loans
Up to a $20,000 RN Residency Completion Bonus for qualifying RN Residents
Relocation Assistance for experienced RNs


Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

 

As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program

Responsibilities

Essential Duties

  • Provides continuous cardiac monitoring, arrhythmia recognition and intervention.
  • Initiates and titrates cardiac related infusions.
  • Provides post procedure care and monitoring.
  • Manages patients with temporary pacemakers.
  • Manages patients with acute respiratory compromise.
  • Adheres to the department’s and hospital’s policies and procedures, including safety, risk management and regulatory standards. Keeps abreast of trends, developments and regulatory requirements impacting matters within designated scope of responsibility.
  • Administers, oversees and documents the administration of medications (e.g., topically, orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously and intravenously) as ordered by the healthcare practitioner and in accordance with hospital policy.
  • Assesses patient to include physical, psychosocial, cultural, behavioral/emotional, developmental and spiritual needs. Gathers data relevant for patient care. Implements appropriate patient interventions and evaluates outcomes. Plans care appropriately based on needs identified during initial and on-going assessments. Provides holistic, comprehensive, and professional nursing care to patient within the scope of practice.
  • Implements appropriate patient interventions and evaluates outcomes. Prepares patient for discharge and assists with coordinating post discharge needs.
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of available communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Populations Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.
  • Demonstrates competent professional practice and engages in opportunities for professional growth. Demonstrates self accountability to meet stated deadlines for all mandatory requirements.
  • Documents care delivered and patient status utilizing the nursing process in accordance with FHS standards of care, for example, changes in patient condition, patient responses to intervention and reassessments of pertinent findings. Receives and assures appropriateness, accuracy, timeliness and execution of physician orders.
  • Identifies opportunities for, and participates in, performance/quality improvement activities to improve clinical outcomes, healthcare delivery systems and address patient safety/satisfaction and cost containment.
  • Incorporates critical thinking into daily practice as demonstrated by quality of care provided, transfer of knowledge, follow through and patient outcomes. Leads, coordinates, and communicates the ongoing delivery of patient care services provided by members of assigned patient care teams(s); considers patient acuity and the competencies of care team members in delegating and assigning work and in adjusting assignments as necessary; assesses and monitors team performance to ensure the quality of care provided is consistent with the FHS standards and regulatory requirements. Coordinates nursing care and advocates for patient needs so that all appropriate disciplines are informed of and participating in the plan of care.
  • Prepares patient for examination/procedure. Routinely explains delays. Assesses, monitors, and intervenes as indicated during and post examination or procedure.
  • Provides health care education and guidance to patient and/or families. Educates regarding results, findings and diagnoses to patient and/or patient’s family within scope of practice.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications

Education/Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
  • One year of related work experience in an acute care setting is preferred.
  • Possession of a BSN degree is preferred.
  • Previous PCU/ICU experience preferred, or
  • 1-2 years med/surg experience, or
  • New graduate with completion of senior practicum in a specialty area i.e.: Critical Care, ED, PACU or
    For those with no previous PCU/ICU experience, must successfully complete the PCU residency or the critical care residency program


License/Certification

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
  • Current Healthcare AHA BLS Certification.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or attainment within 6 months of hire. 
  • CCRN/Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) preferred.

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Keywords: CHI Franciscan St Clare Hospital, Lakewood , RN PCU, Other , Lakewood, Washington

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