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RN or Paramedic-Cardiac Holding

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

OverviewSign-on Incentive available for qualified applicants! The RN is responsible for the delivery of safe and reliable patient care, in coordination with the healthcare team. The primary role of the RN is the execution of the nursing process in providing required care and evaluation of the care given. Responsibilities include: assessment, nursing diagnosis related to focus problem areas, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care. Performance of these responsibilities requires specialized knowledge, critical thinking and skills based on principles of psychological, social, physical and biological sciences that utilize the nursing process. The RN maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health with in the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers. Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture - At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits - Our competitive program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you're in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment - We're committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development - We believe equipping you with support and is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement - Be an essential part of our core purpose-to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at .ResponsibilitiesClinical Excellence/Patient Care
    • Assumes primary responsibility for the plan of care for a patient or group of patients, per unit standards and nursing care required for the specified patient population.
    • Effectively delegates tasks and responsibilities to other health care team members and assumes responsibility for follow-up and collaboration.
    • Performs admission assessment process per specific department standards to include patient history, physical, and psycho-social assessment. Utilizes physical assessment data, diagnostic data (lab, radiology, diagnostic testing), pharmacological information and patient/family perceptions in formulating nursing diagnosis related to focus problem areas and identifying goals of care.
    • Assumes responsibility for developing a plan of care that is mutually established with the patient and family. Each patient is treated as an individual, with their identified goals and expectations reviewed each shift to verify priorities.
    • Implements the plan of care according to current standards of nursing practice, evidence-based practice, and hospital protocol/procedures.
    • Integrates multidisciplinary approach to maintain comfort, support human functions and responses, and maintain an environment conductive to safety and well-being. Implements measures to promote a safe environment.
    • Partners with healthcare team to achieve the patient care outcomes and goals of care.
    • Administers medications and nursing treatments within scope of practice.
    • Incorporates St. Luke's Comfort/C.A.R.E. Professional Practice Model in their daily nursing care.Patient Education
      • Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient's and their families' age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.
      • Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.
      • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.
      • Integrates patient/family teaching throughout the hospitalization, including the plan and goals of care, pre- and post-operative procedures, diagnostic procedures, and discharge teaching.
      • Integrates preventative health maintenance into the education plan.Leadership and Professional Development
        • Assists in the orientation of new associates by acting as a resource and mentor to associates. Collaborates with unit leadership, as appropriate. Serves in preceptor role, as appropriate.
        • Participates in the education experiences of students and/or RN interns.
        • Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.
        • Utilizes evidenced based models of learning.
        • Participates in department and hospital shared governance infrastructure and performance improvement activities.Qualifications
          • Graduate of accredited nursing or paramedic program
          • Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse or Paramedic in Iowa.
          • Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within 3 months from hire date.
          • Must possess and maintain current ACLS or Core certification or obtain within 3 months from hire date.
          • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
          • Multicultural sensitivity.
          • Microsoft Office - basic computer skills.
          • Customer/patient focused.
          • Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.
          • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
            • Area of Interest: Nursing;
            • FTE/Hours per pay period: 0.9;
            • Department: Cardiac Holding Area;
            • Shift: Varying hours and shift between hours of 0600-2030. Rotating holidays and weekends.;
            • Job ID: 150061;

Keywords: UnityPoint Health, Cedar Rapids , RN or Paramedic-Cardiac Holding, Healthcare , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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