UofL Health

Registered Nurse, Acute Care-Float Pool, UofL Health-Frazier Hospital, Full Time, 7p-7a, WOW+1, $15K Sign On Bonus

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
2021-18323
Category
Nurses
Job Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Clinical Nurse is a competent registered nurse in this institution and will deliver nursing care to patients of varying age groups by utilizing the nursing process and nursing practice standards. The Clinical Nurses use Nursing Practice Competencies to intervene to achieve safe, optimal patient and family centered care health outcomes; Leadership Competencies to coordinate patient care and communicate with the Care Team; Professional Profile Competencies to develop professionally as a life-long learner, and Practice Outcomes Competencies to evaluate care based on evidence, the ULH quality model, and patient safety goals.

The Clinical Nurse demonstrates competency caring for complex patients and participates on the Care Team to improve the quality of care in the clinical area.

Responsibilities

  1. Assumes responsibility for acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for patient care in the identified practice setting.
  2. Performs assessment and analyzes patient problems and conditions using critical decision making to determine need for standard, urgent or emergent interventions.
  3. Implements and/or modifies plan of care using assessment data, standards of care and evidence based practice inclusive of nursing care coordination, appropriate patient and family education, and discharge planning. Facilitates interdisciplinary partnership in patient care.
  4. Integrates ethical provisions in nursing practice and delivers care in a manner that preserves and protects patient autonomy, dignity and rights.
  5. Evaluates progress towards attainment of desired patient outcomes.
  6. Demonstrates effective on-going observations and reassessment of patient/family and their response to the interventions and changes in condition.
  7. Practices patient experience best practices of AIDET, Hourly Rounding, Use of the White Board as minimal expectations.  May also practice bedside shift report and other best practices required by facility.
  8. Documents assessments and interventions in accordance with hospital policy and standards of care.
  9. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. Demonstrates knowledge of proper identification of and reporting of medical/healthcare errors.  Protects the patient in the event of a medical/health care error.
  10. Utilizes resources appropriately and follows facility guidelines for documentation and charging of medical supplies and equipment.
  11. Assigns or delegates tasks to designated support personnel based on needs and conditions of the patient, complexity of the task, predictability of the outcome and facility policy.
  12. Collaborates with new employees and peers to support orientation, training and development opportunities. Supports the profession of nursing through support for nursing student clinical activities, as appropriate.

Qualifications

Certifications:  

Experienced BSN and ADN candidates: KY RN license required. Current AHA certification in Basic Life Support (BLS). Specific clinical areas may require additional experience or certificates such as ACLS, PALS or others as identified.

BSN new graduates: KY RN provisional license and/or KY RN license required. Current AHA certification in Basic Life Support (BLS). All new BSN graduates will participate in the Nurse Residency program and successfully complete all activities as required.

 


Education:

BSN preferred. A minimum of an Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program is preferred. All new-hire Associate Degree Registered Nurses (new graduate and experienced) are required to start an approved BSN program within one year of hire and complete an approved BSN program within three years of hire.

 


Experience:

Candidates with a BSN: minimum one year of hospital patient care experience preferred. Will consider BSN new graduates depending on unit specific needs

Candidates with an ADN: Experienced RNs and new graduates must be enrolled in a BSN program within 1 (one) year of hire and be completed within 3 (three) years of hire.

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