The CHF-Renal Registered Nurse has the responsibility and accountability for assessing patient/family health problems and resources, taking a leadership role in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the nursing plan of care provided by the nursing team. Providing technical nursing care and interventions to a designated patient populations. Per the Departments Scope of Practice, this position requires providing services to Medical-Surgical Patients, ages eighteen and above in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional/developmental age of the individuals served.
Assess the Physical, Psycho-Social, Spiritual, Cultural, Functional, High Risk and Discharge Needs of the Patient and Family.
Completes and documents initial assessment/care within required time frames.
Performs, reassessments/care at intervals as required or appropriate to the patients needs.
Ensures physical assessment/care includes all major body systems.
Ensures spiritual assessment/care includes actual/expressed needs.
Incorporates cultural and ethnic factors into assessment/care.
Correctly differentiates between normal and abnormal findings
Makes appropriate referrals for positive high-risk screen.
Demonstrates the abilty to accurately access and document Patient Care Activites and Hospital Processes.
Uses computer system(s) appropriately.
Documents in the medical record according to policy/procedure.
Complies with incident reporting and notification requirements.
Attends/reviews department staff meetings for information.
Obtain knowledge of and demonstrate Compliance with Infection Control Policies and Procedures.
Practices Standard Precautions in patient care activities.
Practices appropriate disease specific isolation as required.
Appropriately handles and disposes of sharps.
Provides for the Education / Training of the Patient Family.
Identifies and documents patient/family educational needs upon initial assessment and thereafter.
Identifies barriers to learning.
Provides teaching based on identified needs.
Evaluates the effectiveness of instruction provided.
Assessment and teaching incorporates cultural and ethnic actors.
Assessment and teaching incorporates functional needs
Develops, Impletments and Evaluated a Nursing Plan of Care for the Patient Family.
Develops and implements the plan of care based on assessment findings.
Establishes the plan of care within time frame specific to assigned Department/unit.
Re-evaluates and modifies the plan of care, based on the patients response to interventions
Communicates the plan of care to members of the nursing team.
Prioritizes and delegates patient care activities based on patient assessment and staff capabilities.
Appropriately coordinates and /or delegates aspects of the plan of care.
Involves the patient/family in developing plan of care.
Demonstrates sound clinical judgment in decision-making regarding patient care
Incorporates the Plan for Nursing Care into Multidisciplinary Care and Management of the Patient / Family.
Communicates effectively with physicians and health team.
Coordinates nursing care with other disciplines involved.
Actively participates in multidisciplinary care conferences
Assures the Rights of the Patient/Family are respected and maintained.
Allows for privacy and modesty in the provision of care.
Identifies self by name and title to patient/family
Reports suspected cases of abuse/neglect, if identified.
Understands role of, and how to access, the Ethics Committee.
Establishes presence of consent prior to treatment/procedure.
Demonstrates the ability to safely and competently administer Medications, Intravenous Therapy, and Basic Fluid Management.
Understands actions, side-effects, contra-indications of drugs.
Follows five "rights" of medication administration.
Adheres to medication policies, practices and standards.
Administers medication, intravenous therapy and fluid management only under physician order and guidance.
Demonstrates knowledge of Unit Specific Policies and Procedures and the abilty to safely and compentently use Unit Specific Patient Care Equipment in the delivery of Quality Patient Care.
Obtains necessary training prior to initial equipment use.
Assures equipment is in operating order prior to use.
Uses medical equipment in accordance with manufacturer's operating guidelines.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.