Catholic Health Initiatives RN Flex Team, PACU, University of Louisville Hospital, PRN in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky
RN Flex Team, PACU, University of Louisville Hospital, PRN
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
Delivers outstanding service to our internal and external customer by
advocating for customers preferences; maximizing communication and partnering
with peers and customers; acting to obtain feedback, problem solving and
change; demonstrating zest through integrity, punctuality, appearance, and
- Conducts systematic, continuous and comprehensive assessments of patient
health status from admission or encounter to discharge across the care
continuum to ensure patient safety, collaborating with the healthcare team,
patient and family. Care addresses all aspects of the individual and family,
including age, gender, spiritual, cultural, physical, psychosocial and patient
preferences. Proactively uses safety surveillance to prevent adverse
- Independently administers medications per licensure authority, assesses and
reassesses the effects of these medications, and documents administration in a
timely manner per policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.
Consistently adheres to patient safety guidelines regarding all aspects of
- In collaboration with patient and family, plans care using current
scientific knowledge, theory, and care standards within the nursing
interventions and outcomes framework and national patient safety goals. Constructs
individualized, age specific plans for optimal patient and family outcomes, as
appropriate to the practice setting. Incorporates data from the
multi-disciplinary Care Team into the plan of care to assure continuity and
appropriate patient teaching.
- In collaboration with patient and family, identifies and prioritizes patient
problems based on subjective and objective assessment data, patient safety
considerations, patient and family goals and preferences, and nursing
interventions and the medical plan of care.
- Implements nursing care interventions to meet patient and family center
health care needs. Demonstrates competent skills, appropriate clinical
judgments and chain of command to promote patient safety and reach planned care
goals and outcomes.
- Competently and consistently assesses, conducts and evaluates the outcomes
of patient and family teaching, from admission, or episode of care, to
discharge. Teaching reflects sensitivity to age, learning needs and cultural
- Evaluates care by performing regular and systematic reviews of patient
/family responses to interventions; revises the multi-disciplinary plan of care
in collaboration with other care Team members to promote desired outcomes.
Recognizes care variances and takes steps to prevent or intervene with
potential or real adverse events to promote safe care.
- Serves as an advocate for the patient and family, demonstrates respect for
their rights, responsibilities, and sensitivity to their preferences. Prepares
the patient and family for discharge; obtains feedback to promote positive
patient satisfaction outcomes.
- Exercises informed judgment at the competent level of practice, assuming
responsibility and accountability for patient care assignments, demonstrating
appropriate priorities for care and commitment to patient, family, and the Care
- Works collaboratively, with appropriate monitoring and delegation, with
unlicensed, assertive healthcare providers, per regulatory and legal
requirements, to assure safe patient care delivery.
- Actively participates as a collaborative member of the healthcare team by
communicating constructively using core behavioral standards. Identifies
clinical and interdepartmental problems, resolving conflicts appropriately on
behalf of the care team and patients. Demonstrates ability to give and receive
peer review and feedback, Incorporating this into his or her practice.
- May act in the role of relief Charge Nurse when the unit need arises.
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE COMPETENCIES
- Maintains professional competency through continuing education, licensure
and professional activities; demonstrates valuing life-long learning.
- Demonstrates professional conduct and appearance, and is accountable for
actions and outcomes.
- Orients new members of the healthcare team as well as supervises students in
the performance of assigned duties.
- Provides competent care based on knowledge of nursing research,
evidence-based practice and performance improvement.
- Participates in evidence-based practice activities, such as journal clubs.
Discusses outcomes of care with colleagues, demonstrating knowledge of care
indicators. Takes steps to improve care delivery by self and team. Competent
with compliance, regulatory and accreditation standards.
- Evaluates patient and family care in relation to scientific knowledge,
identifying and participating in improvement using hospital quality control
OTHER POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES
Fully competent in all computer applications as required by position.
Performs duties in a cost-effective manner, striving to avoid wasting
hospital resources without jeopardizing quality of care and service.
- Responsible for knowing and demonstrating National Patient Safety standards.
Participates in department-based activities and initiatives to improve and
ensure a safe environment.
- This position requires the employee to be responsible for the assessment,
treatment, and care of patients of certain age categories, as appropriate to
assigned patient populations.
- Participates in performance improvement activities; quality improvement and
patient safety activities; assists in maintaining compliance with JCAHO
accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards including
the code of conduct.
- Participates in Magnet activities. Active participant in the Family Center
- The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level
of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive
list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so
BSN preferred. Will consider ADN candidates with
a minimum of two years hospital care experience.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. Effective May 1, 2014, all new-hire Associate Degree
Registered Nurses (new graduate and experienced) are required to start an
approved BSN program within two years of hire and complete an approved BSN
program within five years of hire.
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: minimum of two years of
hospital patient care experience required. Must have 1 year experience to
qualify for PRN positions.
LICENSE & CERTIFICATES:
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.
- For those hired after November 14, 2016,
KentuckyOne Health will verify education required by the position, through
primary source verification, prior to beginning employment. Education
verification will also include the collection of a high school diploma or
equivalent, transcript, or other written validation of education.
Additional Responsibilities :
Demonstratesa commitment to service, organization values and professionalism throughappropriate conduct and demeanor at all times
Adheresto and exhibits our core values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for allcreation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God andacknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty andsincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in theirsorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of thehuman community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continuallysurpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintainsconfidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times
Adheresto organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines
Workscollaboratively and supports efforts of team members
Demonstratesexceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians,patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community
Catholic HealthInitiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers/CBKYONE
Job Nursing - RN
Primary Location KENTUCKY-LOUISVILLE-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Daily Schedule Varies
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2017-R0112555