Utilizes a systematic approach to nursing practice incorporating assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Provides continuing health care and education to individuals and families to help them achieve their optimal level of health.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
In collaboration with other members of the health care team, the nurse uses the nursing process to complete the admission physical, cognitive, spiritual, psychosocial, and functional assessment.
Formulates plan of care and reviews and revises plan on an ongoing basis. Able to plan and give care based on the patient's age and level of development.
Assures appropriate information management and documentation using the nursing process in accordance with hospital documentation policy; gives report to other members of the health care team.
In collaboration with other members of the health care team, the nurse uses the nursing process to assess patient/family understanding and response to care provided; and patient/family educational needs. The nurse redirects care as needed.
In collaboration with other members of the health care team, the nurse uses the nursing process to assess patient/family discharge needs at admission, and throughout the patient stay.
In collaboration with other members of the health care team, the nurse will develop, review, and implement the discharge plan at admission, and throughout the patient stay.
Participates in/or prepares for in-services and patient care conferences.
Maintains The Joint Commission standards on an ongoing basis and assists in unit responsibilities for readiness for The Joint Commission visits.
Participates in department performance improvement activities.
Serves on hospital or system committees as assigned; maintains two-way communication between Inpatient Medical Unit staff and assigned committee.
Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to demonstrate clinical competence in providing safe, quality direct patient care and patient and family education as well as assisting the provider in the delivery of advanced care.
Ability to communicate concisely with patients, families and staff; collaborate with other members of the health care team to enhance care.
Ability to make nursing assessments and critically think.
Possesses detailed knowledge of the use and maintenance of a wide variety of equipment and supplies.
Ability to complete patient documentation in a thorough, concise, accurate, and timely manner.
Ability to respond quickly and calmly to emergencies and stressful situations.
Ability to independently manage multiple priorities.
A registered nurse who is a graduate of an accredited school with a current state license required.
CPR (BLS) certification required.
ACLS certified within six months of transfer or hire required.
PALS certified within six months of transfer or hire required.
Prior working knowledge of using computer programs and electronic medical records required.
Bachelors degree in nursing preferred,
Minimum of two years of experience in an acute hospital setting preferred.
Pediatric experience preferred.
About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.