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RN – Tanana Valley Clinic 1st Care
Job ID: 65200 Location: AK-Fairbanks
Posted Date: 5/29/2009 Shift: Day
Category: Registered Nurses/Externs/Positions Department : 1001 Noble Street
Facility: Tanana Valley Clinic Position Type: Full-Time-FA
Shift Hours: 8.0 Hours Per Week: 40
Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents nursing care of patients in accordance with facility and departmental policies and in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice. This position is accountable for the quality of nursing services delivered by self or others who are under his/her direction. The Registered Nurse utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills necessary to assess data and plan, provide and evaluate care appropriate to the physical and developmental age of patients on his or her assigned unit. BHS Service Standards and support of healing environment are exhibited in all aspects of the Registered Nurse’s performance.
*Triage experience preferred*
*One year of nursing experience required*
Position Available at Tanana Valley Clinic 1st Care:
Open 7 days a week, 8 am to 8pm, every day of the year.
40 Hours per Week
Assesses patient physical, psychological, social, spiritual, educational, developmental, cultural and discharge planning needs.
a. Reviews patient History & Physical with patient/family, assures completion within appropriate timeframe.
b. Reviews available information obtained by other health care team members.
c. Reviews diagnostics and laboratory data and reports abnormal results to the physician(s) and other appropriate caregivers.
d. Completes assessment and reassessments according to patient need and as outlined in policy and Standards of Care.
Formulates a plan of care, including the discharge plan, utilizing assessment data, patient, family and health team input.
a. Initiates a plan of care based on patient-specific needs, assessment data and the medical plan of care.
b. Goals for patient are realistic, measurable and developed in conjunction with the patient/family.
c. Considers the physical, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, age specific and educational needs of the patient in the plan of are.
d. Plans care in collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary team.
e. Reviews and revises the plan of care to reflect changing patient needs based on evaluation of the patient’s status.
Implements the plan of care through direct patient care, coordination, delegation and supervision of the activities of the health care team.
a. Provides care based on physician orders and the nursing plan of care, in compliance with policies and procedures, standards of care, and regulatory agency requirements.
b. Delegates appropriately, and provides nursing supervision in the provision of care to patients by other licensed nurses and other personnel.
c. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for whom care is provided.
Evaluates the patient’s and family’s response to care and teaching, and revise the plan of care as needed.
a. Evaluates patient progress towards goals and expected outcomes in collaboration with other health care team members.
b. Evaluates patient’s response and the effectiveness of patient teaching.
Documents assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in the patient record.
a. Documentation is legible, timely and in accordance with policy.
b. Documentation reflects objective/subjective data, nursing interventions and patient’s response to treatment.
c. Notes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner.
Promotes professional development within delivery of care.
a. Maintains clinical performance competencies appropriate to the area in which they work as demonstrated through annual validations.
b. Incorporates, supports, and participates in concepts of shared leadership at both departmental and facility level.
c. utilizes evidence based practice or research within clinical practice.
d. Actively participates in quality improvement process. Actively participates in performance measures of national nursing quality indicators.
e. Accountable for patient flow to enhance throughput within department.
f. Interacts and participates in the education/orientation of hospital personnel, patients, students, families and visitors. Promotes/supports growth of others through precepting and mentoring.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our Performance Standards each and every day. Banner’s Performance Standards include: Safety, Attitude, Responsiveness, Communication, Comfort, Privacy, Appearance, Teamwork, and Accountability.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented in the incumbent’s addendum as outlined by the incumbent’s immediate manager.