Cuyuna Regional Medical Center RN ICU in Crosby, Minnesota

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center * ICU Crosby, MN Nursing Part Time Over Posted 03/28/2017 Req # 7055 POSITION SUMMARY Registered Nurses provide direct care to patients and are a part of all care given by other departments. Registered Nurses must continually strive to provide the highest quality of care possible for the patients. They must also lead the nursing team toward the achievement of the goals of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center. High quality care and overall efficiency are essential components to this success. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. A minimum of 2 years prior Critical Care experience preferred. If the nurse does not have a minimum of two years of recent ICU experience, a hospital designated critical care course must be completed within six month of hire. License/Certificates: Current Minnesota RN license. Current American Heart Association CPR and ACLS certificate. American Heart Association PALS or ENPC and TNCC, CALS or an approved course within 1 year of hire. CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training within 1 year of hire. Special Skills and Aptitudes: The critical care nurse uses the nursing process to care for the critically ill patient in a manner consistent with recognized standards of nursing care and evidenced based practice as outlined by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Specific skill expectations include: The critical care nurse collects data from the patient, collaborates with other members of the health care team, physicians, and the patient's family/significant other to conduct a thorough assessment of the patient condition. This information is used to prioritize care for the patient across the continuum of care. Patient information is documented in the medical record timely. The critical care nurse uses the data from the assessment to formulate a nursing diagnosis. The critical care nurse uses critical thinking skills to identify outcomes based on the assessment. The critical care nurse is aware of available resources, and serves as an advocate for the patient when additional resources are needed. The critical care nurse develops and implements a plan of care based on the assessment and diagnosis and plans interventions based on identified outcomes using available resources to promote homeostasis. The plan of care includes attention to the patient's physiological, psychological, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual, community, and educational needs. The plan of care is communicated to other members of the team as appropriate and is revised in response to the patient condition changes. The critical care nurse evaluates the effectiveness of care delivered using evidence based outcomes criteria. This is achieved through ongoing assessment and reassessment and trending of patient assessment data. The nurse communicates changes in patient condition to the physician in a timely manner. The critical care nurse demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills. The critical care nurse demonstrates leadership by creating an encouraging environment for nurses new to the critical care environment, serving as mentors, participating on hospital committees, and demonstrating flexibility in the dynamic critical care environment. The critical care nurse is accountable for own professional development and learning; attends internal and external educational offerings, in-services, and unit meetings. The critical care nurse keeps current in the specialty of critical care nursing practice standards and promotes an environment of collegiality and collaboration. The critical nurse demonstrate competence and skill with use of hospital equipment, follows hospital policies and procedures, and conducts self in a professional manner at all times. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES RN: Exercises concern for the patient's welfare, maintains knowledge of the patient's condition, admi