A professional caregiver who assumes accountability for a group of patients by providing care to these patients through the nursing process. The RN is dedicated to providing quality service in a timely, courteous, and cost effective manner.
and certifications to the Education Project Coordinator. Practices clear, concise communication using SBAR physician report. Accurately assesses assigned patients pertinent systems. Completes admission assessment, shift assessment, and updates as patient's condition changes, as per protocol. Meets organizational and work unit standards as outlined in policies and procedures. Demonstrates appropriate use of quality memos, and adherence to all unit and department safety policies. Performs all job duties in accordance with recognized safety procedures. Accountable and productive time management. Participates in QI activities: audits, data collection, and criteria development. Leads and/or participates in developing and designing systems and processes for the organization. Continually improves and redesigns processed to increase productivity and quality. Knowledge/use of equipment: Demonstrates ability to use equipment (i.e., IV controller/pump, wall suction/ pleurovac, wall/tank O2, crash cart, ambu bag, k-pad, cardiac monitor, PCA pump, patient bed, end tidal CO2 monitor, hard wired monitors). Plugs suction in and turns on. Performs other duties as assigned.
EducationRN required, BSN preferred. Knowledge of fundamentals of nursing practice and medical surgical and/or critical care nursing.
Experience/TrainingOne year of critical care unit experience preferred.
License/CertificationWashington State RN License required. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required. American Heart Association ACLS and PALS required within 6 months of hire.
Other QualificationsDemonstrates ability and appropriate technical skills when administering treatments and procedures in accordance with physician's orders and policies and procedures. Demonstrates ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise, and professional manner. Provides personal patient care to provide comfort and well being to the patient, acknowledging physiological and psychological needs. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required.