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


  1. 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


  1. 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

medication administration.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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


  1. 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.

  1. 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.


  1. 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


  1. Works collaboratively, with appropriate monitoring and delegation, with

unlicensed, assertive healthcare providers, per regulatory and legal

requirements, to assure safe patient care delivery.

  1. 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.

  1. May act in the role of relief Charge Nurse when the unit need arises.


  1. Maintains professional competency through continuing education, licensure

and professional activities; demonstrates valuing life-long learning.

  1. Demonstrates professional conduct and appearance, and is accountable for

actions and outcomes.

  1. Orients new members of the healthcare team as well as supervises students in

the performance of assigned duties.


  1. Provides competent care based on knowledge of nursing research,

evidence-based practice and performance improvement.

  1. 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.

  1. Evaluates patient and family care in relation to scientific knowledge,

identifying and participating in improvement using hospital quality control



  1. Fully competent in all computer applications as required by position.

  2. Performs duties in a cost-effective manner, striving to avoid wasting

hospital resources without jeopardizing quality of care and service.

  1. Responsible for knowing and demonstrating National Patient Safety standards.

Participates in department-based activities and initiatives to improve and

ensure a safe environment.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Participates in Magnet activities. Active participant in the Family Center

Care model.

  1. 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.


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


Daily Schedule Varies

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0112555