RN - Neuro ICU, 72hrs, D/N Rotation

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Nursing



Description

Registered Nurse

Neuro ICU

Main Campus

72 hours Bi-Weekly

D/N Rotating

The MetroHealth System is an essential health system committed to providing health care to everyone in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and improving the health of the community overall. Its 7,800 employees deliver care to everyone at its main campus, just west of downtown Cleveland, and at more than 25 other MetroHealth locations. It also provides health care at more than 40 additional sites in Cuyahoga County through community partnerships such as the School Health Program.

Summary:

Plans for, delivers, documents and evaluates nursing care of patients in an assigned area in terms of their individuals needs, according to provider’s orders and in conformance with approved and recognized nursing standards of care, recognized nursing techniques, procedures and administrative policy. Directs activities of assigned nursing personnel in such care. Observes, assesses and reports on the condition of patients. Maintains accurate and timely documentation of care reflecting patient’s condition, treatment, and response to care. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.

Responsibilities:

Contributes to patient safety by:

a.Providing a safe environment for patients.

b.Reporting safety concerns, errors and near misses.

c.Participating in system improvement initiatives to prevent errors.

d.Providing evidence-based care as applicable to the role.

I. Patient-Centered Care

A. Provides direct nursing care to patients according to the assignment and to individual needs of the patient; assesses health-related needs based on biological data, patient history, and other existing data, such as medical chart reports or computerized medical record.

II. Leadership & Professionalism

A. Identifies own learning needs, sets learning goals and actively pursues required knowledge and skills.

III. Evidence-Based Practice

A. Applies the nursing process in assessing patients/reviews presenting health problems, incorporates evidence-based practice into clinical practice, communicating assessment findings to other health team members, establishing priorities of patient needs, including age and developmental specific needs, developing a plan of care/treatment plan, initiating nursing intervention, and evaluating effectiveness of the care plan/after visit summary within specified time frames and planning for discharge/home-going instructions.

IV. Quality Improvement & Safety

V. Informatics & Technology

VI. Communication Teamwork & Collaboration

Qualifications:

Required :

·Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing (or a program seeking accreditation).

·Current registered nurse licensure in the State of Ohio.

·Current AHA Basic Life Support for the healthcare provider certification or obtains within 90 days of hire.

Must have:

a. A thorough knowledge of nursing theory and practice, including basic knowledge relating to nursing such as biological, physical, psychosocial, and medical sciences and their applications.

b.A thorough knowledge of the use and care of instruments, equipment and supplies related to nursing service or ambulatory medical practice.

c.A thorough knowledge of the theory and principles of medical asepsis.

d.The ability to maintain positive working relations with other employees and medical staff.

e.A high degree of physical coordination and finger-hand dexterity.

Additional requirements:

The American Heart Association (AHA) courses are the required certifications for certain units: 

·Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS),

·Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS),

·Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)

·The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) course is the required certification for Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Preferred

BSN and certification

Physical Requirements:

May sit, stand, stoop, bend, and walk intermittently during the day.

May need to sit or stand for extended periods.

See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Ability to lift 250-300 pounds with assistance.

Ability to push/pull up to 500 pounds with assistance.

Requires some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.

Requires some exposure to chemicals and cleaning products


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