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Clinical Nurse (PT), Neuro Special Care Unit (24 hrs/wk) - Day/Night Rotation

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon, NH Full-Time
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NEUROSCIENCESPECIAL CARE UNIT (NSCU)


 


Part Time24 hour a week rotating position


 


The Clinical Nurse isresponsible for utilizing the nursing process to provide evidence-based careand to continuously monitor and evaluate practice to ensure safe passage ofpatients that is in the best interest of populations served.



Neuro Special Care Unit (NSCU). TheNSCU provides an intimate team environment with excellent opportunities forongoing learning by participating in patient care in our cuttingedge Stroke and Epilepsy programs. It is an 8-bed continuous careenvironment with full bedside monitoring capabilities. Patients require morenursing care than the general neuroscience/ENT unit can provide, but do notneed acute critical care. NSCU nurses care for these higher acuity patientsincluding: post-operative neuroscience, ENT patients, traumatic brain injuries,acute strokes, complex ENT surgeries, continuous cardiac monitoring, cardiacdrips, external ventricular drains (EVD), lumbar drains, and complexrespiratory, medical and multi-trauma needs.




 


Responsibilities: A listing of the keyresponsibilities  



1.   Utilizes the nursing process to assess, diagnose, identifyoutcomes, plan, implement and evaluate an individualized plan of care.


2.     Utilizes critical thinking and the nursing process to anticipateand recognize changes in patient status, taking action to modify the plan ofcare or to elevate to the care team as necessary.


3.     Practices in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics to advocatefor patients, uphold their autonomy in decision-making, ensure informed consentand assist patients in families in expressing self-determination.


4.     Actively seeks feedback and acts to improve performance.


5.     Engages in the governance of practice.


6.     Manages interpersonal relationships for self and with others.


7.     Mentors colleagues for the advancement of nursing practice and theprofession.


8.     Assumes authority and accountability for the nursing care ofpatients while appropriately delegating elements of care to others members ofthe care delivery team in accordance with laws, regulations and policies andprocedures.


9.     Prioritizes and organizes time to optimize patient outcomes.


10. Actively seeks out the most current evidence and standards andapplies and translates to daily practice.


11. Role models a culture of inquiry, developing new knowledge bycontributing to research, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice atthe local level.


12. Transferor


13. Communicates effectively in a variety of formats in all areas ofpractice.


14. Actively partners with others to effect change that producespositive outcomes through the exchange of knowledge.


15. Precepts the student nurse, nurse extern, nurse resident,experienced clinical nurse and other members of the healthcare team.


16. Performs other duties as required or assigned.







Minimum Qualifications:


  • Graduate from anaccredited Nursing Program required.

  • BSN with one year ofexperience or ADN with two years of experience

  • Must obtain andmaintain clinical competencies within assigned unit. 

  • Excellent written,verbal and computer skills required.

  •  Demonstratedabilities with problem solving, leadership, communication, fiscalresponsibility and teamwork.

  • Ability to workeffectively in groups of employees and with patients and patient families isessential.

    Required Licensure/Certification Skills:


  •  LicensedRegistered Nurse in New Hampshire required.  

  • Basic Life Support(BLS), ACLS and other certification(s) as required



 

Recommended skills

Basic Life Support
Nursing Process
Cardiac Monitoring
Complex Problem Solving
Trauma
Decision Making
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