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Registered Nurse (RN) - Medical Step-Down ICU (MSU)

Company: Palmetto Health
Location: Columbia
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

Registered Nurse (RN) - Medical Step-Down ICU (MSU) Job Details BLS for Healthcare Providers requiredCurrent South Carolina RN license required $7,500 Sign on Bonus for qualified candidates MSU - a 9-bed unit with all private rooms except one semi-private room. The patient population consists of stable patients who require ongoing critical care support, including ventilator support, cardiac monitoring, aggressive pulmonary toileting, titratable vasoactive drips, insulin drip management, and more. Ages cared for range from adolescent (16 and older) to the geriatric patient. Some of the disease processes that you may encounter include pulmonary complications, extensive ventilator weaning, electrolyte imbalance, gastrointestinal bleed, diabetic complications (DKA/HHS), sepsis, wound management, or medical complications of substance abuse, and more. The nursing process is incorporated into all aspects of care in MSU. The nurse to patient ratio is 1:3. A broad range of monitoring, diagnostic, therapeutic and educational modalities are utilized during this period of the patient's admission. Our nurses also assist the physicians with a broad range of procedures at the bedside. Position Summary: Provides direct and indirect nursing care to assigned patients. Works under the direct and indirect supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee but is independent in the application of nursing knowledge and skills. Manages clinical situations for which he/she is responsible.All team members are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with Palmetto Health's values of compassion, dignity, excellence, integrity and teamwork. Responsibilities: Assessment: Collects patient data and completes required forms with appropriate responses according to unit standards; identifies patient's problems/needs and sets priorities; identifies problems requiring further referral and/or follow-up; interprets and records latest diagnostic results; performs nursing assessment using critical thinking skills.Planning Care: Develops a plan of care based on nursing process and which incorporates the plans of other disciplines and continuing care needs; includes the patient/family in developing or revising the plan of care; makes referrals to multidisciplinary support services.Implementing/Managing Care: Care provided conforms to accepted practice standards; provides treatments/procedures and other care as prescribed and according to patient care standards; demonstrates understanding of age-related characteristics and needs of patients served; explains nursing procedures; provides discharge teaching; identifies emergency situations and independently initiates advanced therapy; acts as an advocate and coordinator of patient care with other health care personnel and evaluates patient care measures instituted; understands and demonstrates respect for patient rights and utilizes established mechanisms for management of ethical issues in patient care.Evaluation: Records patient care delivered as planned and any variation, with appropriate rationale; makes and records observations related to impending or associated problems; implements nursing measures related to impending or associated problems.Leadership: Using nursing process, delegates nursing care to appropriate personnel; integrates cost effective measures into nursing practice; recognizes unit problems and takes responsibility for documenting same; demonstrates active participation in QI processes; complies with hospital expectations to meet staffing demands based on patient care needs; complies with policies addressing safe working conditions; monitors unsafe working conditions; recognizes inappropriate patient care management and refers to immediate supervisor; fulfills call for unit as assigned and completes under supervision unit tasks specified as leadership role responsibilities with appropriate documentation. Requirements: Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursingNumber and type of team members supervised: Licensed and non-licensed personnelLicensure, registry or certification required: RN currently licensed in South Carolina; Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) required prior to start date directly through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the military. (To register: Blended Learning or In Person BLS through the American Red Cross ; or Classroom or Skills Session BLS through the American Heart Association . Certification must include an in-person skills session.) Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is required within 90 days of start date.Special training: Must possess knowledge and skills necessary to treat patients and other training as required by department.EEO/AAMinorities/Females/Disabled/VeteransAssociated topics: bsn, cardiothoracic, intensive, intensive care, maternal, mhb, nurse, psychiatric, surgical, tcu

Keywords: Palmetto Health, Columbia , Registered Nurse (RN) - Medical Step-Down ICU (MSU), Healthcare , Columbia, South Carolina

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