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RN – Registered Nurse 2 – 4w Critical Stepdown

RN – Registered Nurse 2 – 4w Critical Stepdown

Job Description

The Clinician 2 has authority, responsibility, and accountability as follows:
  • Plan of Care/Clinical Pathways: Develops an individualized plan of care for assigned patients. Coordinates care for individual patients on a day to day basis.
  • Education: Accountable for teaching patients new information. Accountable for maintaining professional competencies.
  • Communication: Is accountable for effective communication with patients/family, care team members and physicians regarding the patient's progress on the plan of care and response to treatment.
  • Staff Development: Participates in the orientation of new employees. Oversees care assigned to paraprofessionals on the patient care team. Works in partnership with members of the team. Gives input into peer evaluations.
  • Quality: Implements plan of care/Clinical Pathways assuring progression toward quality outcomes.
  • Safety: Provides and supports a safe patient care environment.
  • Collaboration: Consults with physician and team members regarding changes in patient's condition and revises the plan of care utilizing input of team members. Supports roles of all coworkers.
  • Practice: Operates within the scope of their practice as outlined by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
  • Demonstrates competence in progressive care assessment of identifying normal level of function versus alterations from normal parameters.
  • Utilizes AACN standards of progressive care nursing practice and the nursing process in daily practice.
  • Prioritizes within a progressive care environment involving high bed turnover.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in utilization of complex technical patient care equipment.
  • Interprets cardiac rhythms and 12 lead EKGs.
  • Administers and titrates unit-specific pharmacological agents.
  • Provides nursing care of the long-term ventilator patient.
  • Provides nursing care for patients with new tracheotomies.
  • Provides nursing care to stroke patients.
  • Performs NIH stroke scale assessments.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/TRAINING (or equivalent)
  • Associate Degree/Diploma in Nursing
  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing preferred
  • Other: 10 CEUs per year upon hire, with 8 of 10 CEUs specific to care of the stroke patient
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS (with minimum requirements indicated as appropriate)
  • 1 year as Clinician 1 or equivalent.
  • Current licensure as R.N. in State of Missouri
  • Current BLS within 3 months of hire
  • Current ACLS within 1 year of hire

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $22.30 - $36.68 /Hour
Employment Type Part-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education 2 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 4345
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RN – Registered Nurse 2 – 4w Critical Stepdown

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