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Registered Nurse-NEHI

Company Name:
Catholic Medical Center
Registered Nurse-NEHI
Department: New England Heart Institute
Schedule: Per Diem (As Needed Basis)
Shift: Variable shift
Hours:
Job Details: Under the general direction of the Practice Administrator and in accordance with standards of care and practice established by the Nursing Organization and the specific department; the rules, regulations and/or standards established by the State Board of Nursing, the Joint Commission, and appropriate specialty organizations relevant to the patient population under care, the incumbent performs the following functions:
Essential Functions:
Patient Care
Assessment: Interviews the patient and/or family to obtain a comprehensive history and to obtain data about patient s development status, behavior, cultural, and health concerns. Examines the patient to obtain objective physical data. Reviews clinical data from diagnostic studies and previous records. Completes a physical and psychosocial assessment based on interview, examination and review of clinical data. Based on assessment, identifies nursing diagnoses/patient care problems. Documents data and assessment on appropriate form according to instructions. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to address patient needs. Reassesses patient status at established time frames and as indicated by the patient s status. Reports status and changes in status as appropriate. Assesses potential for development of crisis situations and asks for assistance. Performs telephone triage appropriately assessing signs and symptoms, potential risk for complications and necessity of immediate interventions.
Planning: Develops an individualized approach to deliver nursing care to the patient and family, including age-specific developmental needs and incorporating their input and preferences whenever possible. Establishes goals with the patient and the family. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to develop an integrated plan of care. Initiates discharge planning as an integral part of the plan of care at the time of admission and updates status of the discharge plan on a continuing basis. Documents plan of care appropriately.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: oGraduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Experience: oMinimum of two years recent clinical experience in cardiac care.
Licensure/Certification: oCurrent registration in the state of New Hampshire as a Registered Nurse. oBLS certified. Must maintain BLS throughout employment. oACLS certified. Must maintain ACLS throughout employment.

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