Registered Nurse - West Chester Hospital - Surgical Unit (4pct)
Company: UC Health
Posted on: January 14, 2019
Knowledge and Skills: Education: Associate's degree, minimum required. Bachelor's degree, preferred. Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred. License and Certification: Current Ohio RN License. Years of Experience: Medical/Surgical 0 (will accept new grads) Critical Care 2 years equivalent experience preferred Perioperative Services 2 years equivalent experience preferred Emergency Department 2 years equivalent experience preferred Obstetrics/Gynecology 2 years equivalent experience preferred Mobile Care/Transport 2 years critical care/emergency nursing or 2 years' pre-hospital Paramedic level experience and 2 years' critical care/emergency experience. Transport nursing experience preferred. Radiology 2 years of critical care or emergency care experience preferred; one year interventional radiology preferred PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) 2 years clinical nursing experience required; Prefer critical nursing experience or one year of PICC experience Required Skills and Knowledge: pecialties ??? Basic Life Support (American Heart Assoc.) current before end of department orientation. Critical Care ??? Care for the patient requiring hemodynamic monitoring, including but not limited to pulmonary artery catheter, arterial line,* Care for the patient with a temporary pacemaker.* Care for the patient with acute respiratory failure requiring ventilator support.* Care for the patient with acute/chronic renal failure in need of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT)* Care for postoperative patient that initiated from ICU* Care for post-interventional procedural patient, including but not limited to, angioplasty, stent placement* Care for the patient requiring paralytic medical management* Care for the patient requiring intra-aortic balloon pump* Acts as resource for Centralized Monitoring Unit* Responds to Code Blue and Rapid Response Team Perioperative Services ??? Initiates and participates in Universal Protocol for all surgical procedures* Demonstrates knowledge of patient safety by providing a safe O.R. experience overall, which includes: ESU, fire, and positioning safety; proper count procedures; proper use of specialty equipment used in the O.R.* Carries out effectively, core measure set activities and associated documentation requirements. IE: SCIP* Utilizes American Organization of Operating Room Nurses Standards (AORN), Recommended Practices and Guidelines when providing care within the Operation Room* Demonstrates the ability to effectively circulate on all types of surgical procedures* Demonstrates commitment to accountability in cost containment strategies with supply acquisition, handling and charging* Ability to fulfill on call requirements* Effectively functions in the scrub role as applicable Emergency Dept. ??? PALS current within 1 year of hire* Passing grade on the basic dysrhythmias/EKG exam upon orientation completion and yearly.* Awareness and Operations HazMat Training required within one year of hire and annually* Procedural Sedation Competency* Rapid Sequence Intubation Competency* Triage patients utilizing 5-level Emergency Severity Index Triage and determine priority of care based on physical assessment.* Understands de-escalation principles and utilizes skills/techniques in appropriate situations Labor and Delivery ??? NRP and STABLE are required to be obtained within the orientation period.* EFM certification required within 2 years of hire. (West Chester Hospital)* 1-3 years' minimum experience working in Women's' Health Services, Labor and Delivery, Neonatal Nursing* Knowledge of labor, delivery, postpartum and nursery care essentials* Must know principles and practice of sterile technique and infection prevention* Skilled in technical aspects of mother/infant care* Able to perform effectively in stressful situations* Able to interact effectively with a wide variety of people and departments* Preferred PALS, NRP or obtain within one year Special Care Nursery ??? Cares for infants transitioning to extra uterine life* Provides age and culturally appropriate care to patient* Consults and coordinates with health team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans* Provides nutritional assessment and specialized feedings* Changes dressings, inserts catheters, starts IV* Draws labs* Provides arterials and intravenous therapy* Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, such as ventilators and incubators* Prepares, administers and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments* Monitors vital signs and initiates corrective actions when the patient displays adverse symptoms; communicates to the healthcare team* Assists physician during examinations, treatments and procedures which could include life-saving situations* Instructs and educates newborns' families* Participates in discharge planning LTAC ??? Previous clinical experience or certification in critical care, medical/surgical, rehabilitation, and/or gerontology nursing is preferred.* BCLS required prior to patient contact.* ACLS and telemetry (EKG) required within 6 months of hire. Radiology ??? Provides pre-procedure, intra-procedure and post-procedure care of patients undergoing Interventional Radiology procedures.* Is competent in moderate sedation under the direction of a physician* Follow proper radiation safety techniques including compliance with local, state or federal regulation. Uses proper shielding to reduce radiation exposure, adheres to correctly wearing dosimeter badges and maintains a working environment where radiation exposure to self, coworkers, and patients is as low as reasonably achievable.* Performs proper decontamination procedures in the event of radioactive spills/contamination incidents.* ACLS Mobile Care ??? Apply and obtain Indiana and Kentucky Nursing License within three months of hire* Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC), or Transport Nursing Advanced Trauma Course (TNATC)* Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) or their equivalents must be obtained within the departmental orientation period.* Relevant certification (CEN, CCRN, CFRN OR CTRN) or equivalent required within two years of employment.* Ability to make independent, clinically and operationally competent decisions in a challenging environment. PICC Team ??? Evaluate the appropriateness of vascular access request* Is competent in utilization of imaging equipment and PICC /midline catheter supplies* Knowledgeable in anatomy and physiology as it pertains to proper placement of PICC and midline catheters* Passing grade on the basic dysrhythmias/EKG exam upon orientation completion and annually* Maintain competency in EKG interpretation related to catheter placement* Must demonstrate principles and practice of sterile technique and infection prevention Cardiac Cath ??? Passing grade on dysrhythmias/EKG exam upon completion and yearly* Procedural Sedation Competency yearly* Care for patient requiring hemodynamic monitoring* Competent in arterial and venous sheath pulls* Provides pre-procedure, intra-procedure, and post procedure care of patient undergoing cardiac catheterization procedures* Demonstrates ability to effectively circulate all types of cardiac catheterization procedures* Must know principles and practice sterile technique and infection prevention* Competent in radiation safety* Must perform and chart thorough cardiovascular assessments* Required to take "call". Must live within 30-minute radius.* ACLS required* Completes annual competency specific to MIS (West Chester Hospital only) Wound Care ??? Completes an annually certification of mandatory unit specific, hospital and safety education.* Wound ostomy care knowledge* Diabetic education* Knowledge of adult learning principles Cardiovascular Recovery ??? Passing grade on dysrhythmias/EKG exam upon completion and yearly* Procedural Sedation Competency yearly* Care for patients requiring hemodynamic monitoring- arterial lines and Swans Ganz catheters only* Care for pre and post procedural patients, including but not limited to; angiogram, angioplasty, pacemaker/ICD placement, ablation, TEE/Cardioversion, Tilt table test, Loop recorder placement/removal* Competent in management of post procedural care, including but not limited to; access site management, hemodynamic stability, complex assessment* Competent in arterial and venous sheath pulls* Demonstrates and verbalizes knowledge and understanding of the care for a heart failure patient* ACLS Stress Testing Lab/Echo Lab ??? ACLS Current* Passing grade on dysrhythmias/EKG exam upon completion and yearly* Procedural Sedation Competency yearly* Competent in General Stress Testing, Echo Stress Testing & Nuclear Stress Testing* Competent in Holter Monitor application and removal* Competent in contrast administration and bubbles studies* Competent in radiation safety Electrophysiology ??? Passing grade on dysrhythmias/EKG exam upon completion and yearly* Procedural Sedation Competency yearly* Care for patient requiring hemodynamic monitoring* Competent in arterial and venous sheath pulls* Provides pre-procedure, intra-procedure, and post procedure care of patient undergoing electrophysiology procedures* Demonstrates ability to function in the scrub role and effectively circulate all types of electrophysiology procedures* Must know principles and practice sterile technique and infection prevention* Competent in radiation safety* Must perform and chart thorough cardiovascular assessments* ACLS required WEST CHESTER MEDICAL CENTER (INC)
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