Company: CHI Franciscan St Elizabeth Hospital
Posted on: February 22, 2021
Overview: CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more
than 700 care sites across the U. S. & from clinics and hospitals
to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U. S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities
advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how
and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in
This job is responsible for providing a wide variety of
professional nursing services which focus on the provision of
quality patient care consistent with Franciscan Health System (FHS)
standards/values, applicable regulatory requirements and scope of
practice for the nursing profession. Work also includes developing,
implementing and assessing the patient plan of care during time of
stay in collaboration with physicians, interdisciplinary teams, and
the patient/family. An incumbent is engaged in direct patient care,
including assessing, planning, coordinating, evaluating and
delegating work to members of the patient care team, and for
providing education and consultation with patients, families,
physicians and other staff members in implementing appropriate
nursing interventions for optimal patient care.
Work is performed under standards of safety and care that provide
instruction/guidance for taking care of issues and patient needs in
the absence of a physician. Requires the use of judgment and
critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care
(within the scope of practice), including knowledge and integration
of evidence-based practices (EBP) through standards, resources and
data, and in the efficient utilization of staff/resources. Work
involves continuous contact with physicians, patients, patient
families, community agencies, patient care staff and management. An
incumbent is accountable for the quality of care provided to
patients, and has the authority to direct care, provide education,
seek resources at the unit/department level, and delegate
Essential Job Duties
Adheres to the department's and hospital's policies and procedures,
including safety, risk management and regulatory standards. Keeps
abreast of trends, developments and regulatory requirements
impacting matters within designated scope of responsibility.
Administers, oversees and documents the administration of
medications (e.g., topically, orally, intramuscularly,
subcutaneously and intravenously) as ordered by the healthcare
practitioner and in accordance with hospital policy.
Assesses patient to include physical, psychosocial, cultural,
behavioral/emotional, developmental and spiritual needs. Gathers
data relevant for patient care. Implements appropriate patient
interventions and evaluates outcomes. Plans care appropriately
based on needs identified during initial and on-going assessments.
Provides holistic, comprehensive, and professional nursing care to
patient within the scope of practice. Implements appropriate
patient interventions and evaluates outcomes. Prepares patient for
discharge and assists with coordinating post discharge needs.
Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of
available communication tools/materials for effective communication
and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can
affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care,
treatment and services. Patient Populations Served: Demonstrates
knowledge and proper skills associated with the department's
defined specific populations served.
Demonstrates competent professional practice and engages in
opportunities for professional growth. Demonstrates self
accountability to meet stated deadlines for all mandatory
Documents care delivered and patient status utilizing the nursing
process in accordance with FHS standards of care, for example,
changes in patient condition, patient responses to intervention and
reassessments of pertinent findings. Receives and assures
appropriateness, accuracy, timeliness and execution of physician
Identifies opportunities for, and participates in,
performance/quality improvement activities to improve clinical
outcomes, healthcare delivery systems and address patient
safety/satisfaction and cost containment.
Incorporates critical thinking into daily practice as demonstrated
by quality of care provided, transfer of knowledge, follow through
and patient outcomes. Leads, coordinates, and communicates the
ongoing delivery of patient care services provided by members of
assigned patient care teams(s); assesses and monitors team
performance to ensure the quality of care provided is consistent
with the CHI-FH's standards and regulatory requirements.
Coordinates nursing care and advocates for patient needs so that
all appropriate disciplines are informed of and participating in
the plan of care.Prepares patient for examination/procedure.
Routinely explains delays. Assesses, monitors, and intervenes as
indicated during and post examination or procedure.
Provides health care education and guidance to patient and/or
families. Educates regarding results, findings and diagnoses to
patient and/or patient's family within scope of practice.
Performs related duties as required.
Education & Work Experience
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
One year of related work experience in an acute care setting is
preferred. New graduates may be considered for RN residency
Possession of a BSN degree is preferred.
Licensure & Certification
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington
State Board of Nursing.
Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS
Specialty certification, as appropriate to the assigned work unit,
is strongly preferred.
CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.
Associated topics: cardiothoracic, care unit, maternal, mhb,
psychatric, psychiatric, recovery, registered nurse, staff nurse,
Keywords: CHI Franciscan St Elizabeth Hospital, Seattle , RN- Med/Surg, Healthcare , Enumclaw, Washington
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