UnityPoint Health

  • RN Inpatient Acute Rehab

    Requisition ID
    2018-45978
    Category
    Nursing
    Location
    US-IA-Sioux City
    Address
    2720 Stone Park Blvd
    Affiliate
    7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes
    City
    Sioux City
    Department
    Acute Rehab Unit- SLRMC
    State
    IA
    FTE
    0.9
    FLSA
    Non-Exempt
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    12 hour day/nights every six weeks rotate
  • Overview

    UnityPoint Health- St. Luke's

    Sioux City

    Full-Time 0.9

    Days/ Nights rotating every 6 weeks

     

    The RN is responsible for coordinating the care of patients and families that they care for utilizing the nursing process, and the skills that are part of their functions as a registered nurse. Summary of duties include: utilizing nursing knowledge for critical thinking, planning of care, evaluating response to care and planning for the needs of the patient and family.

    Responsibilities

    Leadership:

    • Delegates nursing care activities and monitors care given by appropriate care team members in accordance with patient needs, and the team member’s professional capabilities and qualifications.
    • Assists in creating a positive work environment by mentoring of staff/students, and working with team members to develop and facilitate initiatives to strive for positive outcomes in quality and care of patients.
    • Complies with all policies and procedures, and guides team members with compliance.
    • Reliable attendance is an expectation of the team member role, as well as a leader in the unit.

     

    Professional Growth:

    • Assumes responsibility for continued growth in areas of competencies, lifelong learning and involvement in unit and hospital quality of care projects. Specialty certifications and continuing education are strongly encouraged.
    • Supports use of Evidenced Based Practice and incorporates best practices into daily care routine.
    • Participates in mandatory education and unit meetings per established guidelines.
    • Compiles with all safety goals, infection prevention and risk management policies and procedures.
    • Completes annual mandatory education.

     

    Communication:

    • Communicates utilizing the FOCUS Values in all aspects of care and interactions with others.
    • Handoff of care incorporates information that is included in the SBAR, including all critical data about patient treatment and care, and also plan and goal of care including teaching needs of the patient and family. Patient/Family Centered Care is encouraged with both patient and family being updated and informed about all care needs.
    • Effectively communicates with all team members, physicians, ancillary staff and all customers. Verbal communication is clear and concise, and written communication is legible and done using approved abbreviations.
    • Provides patients/families with teaching throughout hospital stay for procedures and treatments while in the hospital, and to be prepared to care for home care needs. Referrals are done with appropriate disciplines to assure all patient/family needs are met.

     

    Collaboration:

    • Practice indicates compliance with HIPAA, DNV, OSHA and all other regulatory agencies.
    • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible in meeting needs of the unit as a team member.
    • Works effectively with multidisciplinary team assessing needs of the patient/family, establishing goals for the patient/family, and also assists in development of quality improvements that may cross over from department to department.

     

    Delivery of Care:

    • Delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process, and demonstrates knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies and procedures.
    • Assists with ambulation of patients, and uses assist devices as appropriate to protect patient and staff member.
    • Utilizes the Patient Family Centered Care model of care with the combination of the Katarine Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory.
    • Documentation reflects complete information and accurate legal record of patient’s care.
    • Follows compliance requirements for federally funded programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Compliance concerns are brought to the immediate attention of management or the Compliance Officer.

     

    Other Functions:

    • Completion of Stroke & NIHSS education prior to the end of orientation period and annually.
    • Unit specific additional functions will be addressed in the competency checklist specific to the assigned unit.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications/Experience Graduate of approved professional nursing program. Current Iowa RN License or Current RN license in Compact State of Residence. BCLS upon hire or within 3 months of employment.

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