RN/ Graduate Nurse- Telemetry Full Time Nights St. Luke's Hospital - Chesterfield, MO
Posted on: January 7, 2021
Description:Performs the primary function of a Registered
Professional Nurse in assessing, planning, implementing, educating,
and evaluating a designated group of patients in accordance with
all established Nursing Standards and Hospital Policies. Is
responsible for managing all assigned personal supplies, equipment
on the unit, and for promoting teamwork with all members of the
healthcare team. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner
consistent with our mission and values.
Principle Accountabilities: % Of Time Spent
1. Directs all care to team members, students, PCT's, and UA's.
2. Acts as a patient liaison and advocate. 5%
3. Assures proper documentation. 15% a. Documents assessments.
b. Initiates careplans.
c. Formulates, updates, and revises treatment plans and goals.4.
Participates in discharge planning: 5%
a. Identifies home educational needs.
b. Instructs and educates patients to diet, medications,
activities, etc.5. Assures orders are processed as follows: 5%
a. Checks and signs off orders.
b. Accepts telephone orders from physicians.
c. Ensures documentation of advanced directives.
6. Makes initial and continuous patient assessment: 20%
a. Communicates the interpretation of lab data, EKG's, etc.
b. Consults with physician.
c. Makes patient rounds, using ICARE model.
d. Manages patient's in-house transfer through system.
e. Reviews drug therapy.
f. Assesses ADL's
g. Coordinates administration of treatments between disciplines.7.
Coordinates all aspects of patient care, including planning,
intervention, education, and evaluation: 18%
a. Develops, maintains, and applies age-specific knowledge relevant
to the care of the patient population served.
b. Inserts NG tube.
c. Initiates TPN, blood, and blood products.
d. Performs IV insertions, troubleshooting and maintenance.
e. Performs phlebotomy.
f. Accesses and flushes ports. (unit specific)
g. Performs IV push medications and flushes.
h. Performs staple removal.
i. Performs drain removal. (unit specific)
j. Initiates physician orders.
k. Participates in Code Blue/RRT team response.
l. Provides patient education.8. Assists with the insertion and
management of central venous catheters (CVC): 2% a. Assists with
the insertion of a CVC.
b. Cleanses the CVC hub appropriately prior to specimen collection
or medication administration.
c. Maintains line patency through proper flushing techniques.
d. Changes sterile dressing.9. Participates as a team member on the
division 5% a. Participates in the Every Patient is My Patient
Initiative b. Displays FACES behaviors. c. Participates in bedside
shift report. d. Ensures patient handoff to other disciplines
through verbal or written communication. e. Interprets Hospital
Policy for team members. f. Participates as committee chair or
member of various nursing or interdisciplinary committee meetings
as requested. g. Participates in and makes suggestions for HCAHPS
improvement initiatives. h. Assists in providing adequate staffing.
i. Participates with Policy development. j. May function as a
charge nurse, assigning care of patients to caregivers according to
10. Oversees the education of staff and staff development: 5% a.
Develops and educates staff.
b. Orients new employees.
c. Participates in performance monitoring (peer review).
11. Participates in continuing education activities relevant to
Nursing Practice. 5%
12. Performs other work duties as assigned. 5% a. Essential
function of the job.
b. Non-essential function of the job, can be assigned to another
Education:Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of
Missouri Required.Nursing Diploma or Associates in Nursing
Required.BSN or completion of BSN within 5 years of hire date is
- Capable of working to prescribed Hospital Policies and Nursing
- The patient care provided will take into consideration the
specific age-related needs of the patient. Nursing divisions may
provide patient care to neonates/infants, children, adolescents,
adults, and geriatric adults.
- Current certification in a Basic Life Support required or
course will need to be completed during orientation classes, prior
to working on the nursing divisions.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification within 1 year for
- Certification in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) for
Maternity and Newborn Services, Pediatrics, SCN.
COMPETENCY WILL BE VALIDATED AT LEAST ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS.
STANDARDS DENOTING AN ANNUAL OR MORE FREQUENT COMPETENCY VALIDATION
ARE LOCATED IN THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE. COMPLETION OF HOSPITAL SAFETY
PROGRAMS ARE REQUIRED ANNUALLY. PARTICIPATION IN A BLS, ACLS, NRP
IS REQUIRED EVERY TWO YEARS.Working Conditions:
Employee is required to walk continuously and sit occasionally.
Employee must lift/carry a light (1-20 lbs.) medium (21-50 lbs.)
load occasionally and heavy ( 50lbs. +) load frequently. Employee
may be required to lift over 100 lbs with assistance. Employee is
frequently required to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, climb, lift waist
to overhead. Employee is occasionally required to reach forward and
reach overhead. For repetitive action, employee is required to use
both hands for simple grasping and pushing/pulling. Employee is
occasionally exposed to electrical hazards and CRT terminal work.
Verbal and cognitive ability, as well as motor coordination and
manual dexterity are required. Speech, hearing, and near-visual
acuity are required. May be needed to work any shift due to 24-hour
day, 7 days per week operation. May be required to work on other
patient care units as needed. Employee is frequently exposed to
blood borne pathogens.
(Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously:
The most significant of duties are included, but this does not
exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental
Job Relationships: Member of a comprehensive healthcare team,
including other health care providers, the patient, the patient's
family and significant others.
Takes direction from: Nurse Manager and Assistant Nurse
ManagerProvides direction to: LPN, PCT, UA, SecretarySupervised by:
Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse
ManagerMission/Values:MISSIONFaithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian
heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke's is dedicated to
improving the health of the communities we serve.Using talents and
resources responsibly, we provide high quality, safe care with
compassion, professional excellence and respect for each other and
those we serve.
VISIONAs an independent healthcare network, we create healthy
communities in the region through our commitment to high quality,
safe and personalized services.
CORE VALUESHuman DignityWe accept and treat all persons as being
created in the image of God.
CompassionWe respond with caring to the needs of others as if they
were members of our family.
JusticeWe honor each person's rights and responsibilities in light
of the common good.
ExcellenceWe set and strive to attain high standards of performance
and continuous improvement.
StewardshipWe use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty
FACES - Friendly - Available - Caring - Efficient - Safe
Communication Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and
effective communication with internal and external customers.
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