Company: Kindred Hospital San Antonio Central
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: September 21, 2023
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Our commitment is to deliver excellence and an empathetic human
experience to every patient, every family member, every employee,
every time. We do this through our Core Values which help in
guiding our work every day.
Registered Nurse - Advanced Skills / -ICU Registered Nurse / ICU
Summary: Provides quality patient care to critically ill patients,
through the nursing process of Assessment, Planning, Intervention,
and Evaluation. - Serves as a patient advocate at all times. -
Supervises the nursing care provided to each patient by other
caregivers. - Develops the plan for nursing care as a result of
coordination with the patient, family and staff of other
disciplines as necessary. Applies critical thinking in order to
promote positive clinical outcomes. - Ensures patient education. -
Participates in discharge planning.
Maintains the standard of nursing care and implements the policies
and procedures of the hospital and the nursing department.
Assesses the patient on admission within the required time frame. -
Makes referral to other disciplines based on the assessment, such
as rehabilitation and nutritional services.
Develops a nursing care plan for assigned patient on admission and
updates the plan of care as needed. Ensures the plan is discussed
and developed as a result of the coordination of patient and family
and the interdisciplinary team.
Able to release, remove, and reapply restraints to patient. -
Ensures patient. is in proper position and alignment.
Documents patient admission assessment and reassessments, patient
care plans, and other pertinent information completely in the
patient's electronic medical record.
Demonstrates correct use of Biomedical equipment such as
defibrillator, Suction machine, IV and feeding pumps, PCA pump,
blood glucose monitoring machine.
Demonstrates safe and effective delivery of patient care such as
completing team/patient assignments on time, making effective use
of available time, showing initiative and team work.
Obtains consents for procedures and blood transfusions, ensuring
patient has necessary information to make an informed decision.
Receives physician's orders, ensures transcription is accurate, and
order entry is accurate. - Follows through to ensure order is
Recognizes and responds appropriately to patient change in
condition such as Cardiac rhythm, respiratory distress, GI bleed,
pulmonary emboli/ edema, diabetic Ketoacidosis, adverse drug
reaction and Blood transfusion reaction, etc. - Institutes
emergency action, notifies physician, obtains orders, etc.
Completes and documents patient admission assessment and
reassessments as required according to policy.
Reports pertinent observations and reaction regarding patients to
the appropriate person (i.e., physician, supervisor, charge nurse)
and records these observations accurately.
Administers medications with verbalized knowledge of the action,
side effects, correct dosages and route according ICU policies and
Demonstrates ability to recognize and Institute arrhythmia protocol
for the following Cardiac rhythms V-tach, V-fib, PVC's, asystole,
1st, 2nd and 3rd degree heart block, atrial fibrillation, and
Directs, supervises, and evaluates nursing care provided to
Administers medications utilizing the seven "rights" of medication
administration: right patient, route, time, medication, dose,
reason and documentation.
Assist physicians with special tests and procedures such as
thoracentesis, paracentesis, arterial line and bronchoscopy.
Participates in economical utilization of supplies and ensures that
equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner.
Participates in orientation of new personnel and performance
evaluations of nursing staff.
Assists team members in giving care to patients or administers
direct care when professional nursing skills and judgment are
Coordinates nursing care of patients when scheduled for therapy or
procedures by other departments.
Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse
developments in patients such as cardiac arrest, respiratory
arrest, or sepsis.
Education: Graduate from an accredited Registered Nursing
Licenses/Certification: Current state licensure as Registered
Nurse. - BCLS certification and ACLS required.
Experience: Minimum one year training and experience in Critical
Care. - Able to communicate effectively in English through written
and verbal means.
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