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Registered Nurse - Float Pool - Relocation Offered!

Location: Olney
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSEA professional care provider who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients, providing care through the continued utilization of the nursing process in collaboration with other health care team members.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIESAssessment: Collects data in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on the biophysical, psycho social, cognitive, self-care, educational, environmental and discharge planning needs of the patient. Assesses the patients health care needs on a systematic and continuous basis according to established time frames. Identifies the biophysical, psycho-social, cultural, self-care, teaching, and continuing care needs of the patient as appropriate to patient age and diagnoses. Collects data in an ongoing and systematic manner as outlined by departmental protocol. Places the emphasis of assessment on the physiologic, psychological and cognitive status of the patient. Reports any abnormal assessments in a timely manner to physician/mid-level provider. Delegates duties and tasks to others after assessment of patient needs and capabilities, and determines the scope of responsibilities with awareness of staff members performance standards Supervises members of assigned team via regular rounds and verbal interaction to validate work load, patient status and problems. Planning: Formulates a goal-directed plan of care, which is prioritized and based on identified patient care needs. Uses department/unit process standards as specified for planning/delivering patient care; individualizes these, holds self and co-workers accountable to them. Documents and evaluates care provided. Formulates a goal directed plan of care based on departmental/unit standards. Establishes priorities of patient care on the basis of essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment and supplies. Maintains confidentiality of patient at all items. Demonstrates understanding of Advanced Directives. Participates in departmental/unit nursing performance improvement process; quality standards development, data collection, trending, revisions and education of staff. Initiates discharge planning with initial assessment. Utilizes effective communication skills to establish positive working relationship with all health team members, patients, and significant others. Implementation: Initiates plan of care based on established priorities, essential needs and available resources. Initiates plan of care based on established priorities essential needs and available resources. Explains plan of care to patient and significant others utilizing ancillary resources when needed. Demonstrates ability to respond quickly to patient changes and unit needs. Implements care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, timely and continuous manner. Intervenes on patient's behalf utilizing appropriate resources. Supports department/unit by providing coverage for nursing shortages and increased patient census. Identifies/assesses an unstable or emergency condition and initiates appropriate action. Practices effective problem identification and resolution skills. Demonstrates appropriate delegation and coordination of tasks and duties. Administers medications accurately and in accordance with the Five Rights of Medication Administration. Transcribes orders correctly. Performs treatments and procedures according to MGH standards. Assures documentation is accurate, concise and follows established guidelines. Demonstrates responsibility for Patient/Family education. Evaluation: Assesses the effectiveness of intervention and revises the plan of care as needed. Evaluates effectiveness of patient interventions on an ongoing basis. Rounds on patients routinely to identify and assess needs. Reviews specific patient care situations for effectiveness of departmental team interventions. Demonstrates competence required in evaluation skills.

Keywords: MEDSTAR HEALTH, Olney , Registered Nurse - Float Pool - Relocation Offered!, Other , Olney, Maryland

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