Staff Nurse - ICU - FT (Varied Shifts)
Company: Luminis Health
Posted on: June 26, 2022
Staff Nurse - IMC/ICU
Position ObjectiveThe Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing
the self-care needs of each patient in his/her care and for
planning with the patient/ family the actions of both nurse and
patient necessary to meet those self-care needs which may be
physiological, psychological, social or spiritual.Once planned, the
Registered Nurse is responsible for implementing the plan of care
directly and/or through leadership of unit personnel. The
Registered Nurse utilizes principles of teaching and learning to
assist patients, staff, and self in the identification of the need
for new knowledge and skills.
Role Specific Competencies1. Adheres to the purpose and objectives
of nursing practice of the Department of Nursing Services,
utilizing the nursing process to assist patients in meeting their
- Identifies in the admission nursing assessment progress notes
the relationship between data collected from the nursing history,
systems assessment, and self-care needs within eight (8) hours of
- Initiates a Master Problem List/ Patient are Plan within eight
(8) hours of admission, establishing appropriate nursing diagnoses,
interventions and measurable outcomes in collaboration, as
possible, with the physician.
- Documents implementation of the medical/nursing plan of care in
each Nursing Progress Note.
- Documents an evaluation of the patient's compliance and
response to the therapeutic regimen in each Nursing Progress
- Revises as necessary the Master Problem List/Patient Care Plan
to reflect resolution of problems, new nursing diagnoses and/or
revisions in patient/nurse actions.
- Includes preparation for transfer in the Patient Care Plan or
Nursing Progress Note as appropriate.
- Communicates routinely with the physician to provide and gain
information which will facilitate patient care.2. Demonstrates
skills and knowledge necessary to provide quality care services for
special age specific populations, such as,but not limited to,
pediatrics and geriatrics patients. (Attach current skills
inventory and/or skills check list; any current age specific
certifications; departmentaltesting; etc.)3. Organizes and carries
out a plan for teaching the self-care required to patient and/or
family.Includes patient and family while assessing learning needs
and establishing teaching goals.
- Documents learning needs, readiness to learn and motivation of
patient and family in Education Care Plan after initial
- Documents all teaching/learning plans on the Patient Care Plan
and/or nursing Progress Notes.
- Selects teaching tools consistent with the patient's ability to
- Documents implementation of teaching/learning plans on teaching
records or Nursing Progress Notes.
- Documents patient's behavioral response to teaching with each
- Revises teaching/learning plans in response to patient's
need.4. Participates in programs designed to increase the
effectiveness of nursing practice.
- Attends and signs the attendance sheet with the daily Huddle
that is presented each day prior to the beginning of your
- Makes at least one suggestion for investigation to unit
representatives of appropriate nursing/hospital committees.
- Participates in the process of nursing quality assessment and
improvement measures at least once per month.
- Demonstrates responsibility for maintaining certification in C
PR and defibrillation and for review in Isolation, Fire/Safety and
- Safety as designed in nursing policy.
- Attends at least one continuing education program annually and
attends unit in-services when presented when patient care
- C ompletion of the Basic Knowledge Assessment Tool (BKAT)
within three (3) months of employment to determine educational
- Completion of IV therapy and Critical Care Skills Inventories
within three (3) months of employment.
- Attends at least 75% of staff meetings per year.
- Demonstrates compliance with information presented at staff
meetings, through email, huddle and other forms of
- All Registered Nurses with one or more years of experience will
achieve and maintain ACLS Certification.5. Synchronizes the nursing
activities toward achievement of patient and nurse goals safely,
efficiently and effectively.
- Completes nursing activities within established timeframe,
establishing priorities appropriately and with consideration of
- Collaborates as necessary with other members of the health team
to establish priorities of patient care.
- In emergency situations: Recognizes potentially
life-threatening clinical situations and intervenes appropriately
- complications. Functions effectively in clinical emergencies,
demonstrating an ability to implement Emergency Cardiac Orders
- appropriately. Seeks assistance, if necessary, in order to
accomplish immediate priorities without loss of control. Identifies
- producing situations and modifies behavior appropriately.
- All Registered Nurses with one or more years experience in
Critical Care may be rotated to Charge following orientation to the
- role: As Acting Charge RN, assigns nursing activities to those
qualified to perform them. As Acting Charge RN, determines
- unit activity and utilizes appropriate resources. As Acting
Charge RN, or preceptor, assesses learning needs of nursing
- makes recommendations for and/or provides instruction.
- Consistently participates in-group process, facilitating
communications. Reads and initials the unit communication book and
- hospital memos.
- Uses equipment and supplies as intended. Reports missing or
mal-functioning equipment appropriately.
- Demonstrates knowledge and skill while performing those
technical skills indicated on the Skill Inventory Checklist, which
must be completed within three (3) months of employment.
- Accepts assignment in like units and functions effectively and
efficiently to ensure that patient needs
Qualifications and Experience
- Current AC LS is required.
- Current C PR/BLS is required.
- Current registration in the State of Maryland.
- Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
- Concentrates on moderate to fine detail for extended periods of
- Must be able to hear normal sounds with some background
- Remembers schedules, tasks to be completed, where activities
left off, etc.
- Routinely lifts objects under 50 pounds.
- Understands and can operate from the conceptual basis of tasks
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