Covenant Health

Job Title
Clin Nurse IV-CCU
ID
3207912
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
CRITICAL CARE UNIT

Overview

 

 

                                                         Parkwest

 

 

Clinical Nurse IV, Critical Care Unit

Part Time, 48 Hour Per Pay Period, Day Shift

 

Our Critical Care is a 30 bed unit offering comprehensive care.  The Critical Care Department at Parkwest includes the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), and Coronary Care Unit (CCU). All units provide 24-hour constant observation.

 

Position Summary: Provides professional nursing care within a designated Critical Care unit; coordinates care planning with other disciplines. This is a Clinical Expert that practices in accordance with evidenced-based nursing standards and practices; serves as leader and role model to others; demonstrates advanced clinical skills in caring for complex critically ill patients.

Responsibilities

  • Correlates patient history and support systems within hospital care/nursing home care.
  • Assesses needs of patient and family.
  • Develops and initiates plan of care, involving patient and family.
  • Recommends interventions.
  • Evaluates plan of care.
  • Clinical expertise and knowledge is such that individual can resolve complex patient/management/physician problems without supervision.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Leads process improvement initiatives in their own unit or participate in facility team.
  • Precepts new employees/students or attends formal preceptor workshop and is willing to precept. Reviews clinical performance of preceptee with unit leader or clinical instructor.
  • Provides four contact hours of educational activities, excluding basic patient education.
  • Contributes to development and evaluation of unit orientation program.
  • Supervises LPNs, Nursing Assistants, HUCs, Techs, and sitters.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Qualifications

Minimum Education:            None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience:          Minimum of four (4) years RN experience, three (3) years of which must have been in an Intensive/Critical Care setting

 

Licensure Requirement:       Must have and maintain Tennessee State Registered Nurse licensure and Critical Care Certification (CCRN or equivalent). CPR required.

RN license.

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