Iowa State Council Emergency Nurses Association

RN Registered Nurse – ICU-2016-R0081731 New

Council Bluffs, IA

Details

Hiring Company

CHI Health

Positions Available

Full Time


Position Description

CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

For more information, visit online at CHIhealth.com.

Job Summary/Essential Duties:

  • Assesses patient status with patient/family input and identifies age-appropriate patient care needs/problems that includes bio-physical, psycho-social, spiritual, environment, self-care, and educational needs and will serve to focus the provision of nursing care at admission, transfer, and discharge.
  • Plans individualized age appropriate evidence-based patient care through a interdisciplinary team approach and through interdisciplinary patient care conference, ongoing patient assessments, re-evaluation of patient problems or needs.
  • Utilizes professional skills and judgement in prescribing, delegating and coordinating the plan of care; includes appropriate resources to manage patient care path/CareMaps/variances. Administers medications and treatments according to nursing policy.
  • Guides and directs professional and nonprofessional personnel in the delivery of patient care, evaluates patient care effectiveness, modifies the plan of care according to age appropriate patient nursing policy. Utilizes care paths/CareMaps to develop and modify the patient's plan of care. Monitors variances and takes action on these variances. 
  • Provides the following nursing services: a. Independent; b. Inter-dependent; c. Delegated.
  • Identifies patient/significant other learning needs and initiates and provides for age appropriate education.
  • Responds to patient calls, anticipates individual patient needs, and assures patient safety and comfort through regular rounds, environmental maintenance, and other appropriate safety measures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform in an accurate and precise manner in crisis and emergency situations. Demonstrates effective management of rapidly changing situations.

Qualifications

Experience
One-year experience in an area of specialty preferred.

Education/Licensure Required
Completion of a Registered Nurse program in an accredited institution
Current RN licensure in the State of Nebraska or the State of Iowa; Nebraska and Iowa are compact states so you must be licensed in the state of residence.

Additional requirements include:
BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say “Professional Level-with AED”, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

ACLS or ACLS instructor certification is required within 6 months. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Heart Association: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Safety and Health Institute: ACLS, AmericanCollege of Surgeons: ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and American College of Emergency Physician: ACLS

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
Job requires continuous use of reading skills and verbal communication skills. Job requires frequent use of written communications skills. Job requires delegation, conflict resolution, individual and group interactions, time management, critical thinking and stress management. Incumbents must possess knowledge of how to provide care to a diverse population of patients and the ability to communicate and work with people from a variety of age-groups, social strata and ethnic backgrounds.

Consistently adheres to and demonstrates our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers. CB


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