RN- Part Time Days- Infusion Clinic in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 12/29/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Organization: HHC



Division:Eskenazi Health  



Sub-Division: Speciality Clinics  



Req ID:  2834 



Schedule: Part Time 



Shift: Days 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 315-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.



JOB SUMMARY:

The Staff Nurse II provides clinical care and uses coordination skills for every patient served. This includes understanding of the expected patients served in the unit’(s) nursing care is delivered using the Eskenazi Health Model of Care-Synergy, the ability to coordinate with the patient and family/loved ones and other healthcare disciplines to ensure care is appropriate to meet patient care needs.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health’s mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County; models Eskenazi Health values.



Leadership and Communication: 

  • Promotes a healthy work environment for all that provide care while encouraging collaboration for excellence in patient care outcomes.
  • Effectively performs all nursing functions in an efficient manner and in accordance with policies, procedures, the Indiana Nursing Practice Act, the Eskenazi Health Model of Care-the Synergy Model demonstrating synergy characteristics:  clinical judgment, advocacy, caring practices, collaboration, systems thinking, response to diversity, clinical inquiry and facilitation of learning. 
  • Establishes and/or revises priorities and documents the role/patient care and activities based on the acuity/priority of the need, resources available, customer/patient preference/request/age and other scheduled procedures for patients.
  • Utilizes and documents the nursing process by demonstrating appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care as evidenced by client/staff observation; care acknowledges physiological, psychological, spiritual, diversity and cultural needs.
  • Provides patient care which reflects nursing intervention, patient response to care provided, patient needs, problems, capabilities, limitations, and progress toward goals and ensures coordination to the next level of care.
  • Teaches patient/significant other appropriate health information in a timely manner and shares written informational material as evidenced by feedback and observation; documentation is reflected in the medical record.
  • Demonstrates ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise, and professional manner.
  • Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs, and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
  • Demonstrates understanding and supports the role of shared governance at the unit & hospital- wide level to help engage the staff and unit to achieve success in unit-based and organizational goals.



Service:

This encompasses all service to all: patients, families, staff, physicians, students and other departments to meet department and organizational goals.

  • Demonstrates the understanding of the customer service concept and how to apply to professional practice.  
  • Provides personal and individualized patient care to provide comfort and well-being for the patient acknowledging physiological, psychological, spiritual, and cultural needs.
  • Integrates cultural/population-specific diversity needs into patient care.
  • Rounds consistently within the shift to all patients or areas covered to assess care and service; utilizes the Care Rounding process.
  • Provides timely feedback on any customer service issue to the right person/department & participates objectively in the review of customer service issues and service recovery in a timely fashion with the unit/department leadership.       
  • Collaborates with other disciplines to ensure appropriate transition planning.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills in working with staff, patients/families, physicians, other departments and external contacts; includes verbal and non-verbal skills.



Quality

:

Encompasses understanding of regulatory readiness and quality improvement efforts for the units/departments providing service.  

  • Maintains safe patient care and advocates for patient safety through participation in Care Rounds with patients and families throughout the shift care is delivered.
  • Participates in identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and in performance improvement activities using evidence-based practice.
  • Documentation includes evidence of appropriate patient/significant other teaching, coordination to the next level of care, and the understanding of these instructions is noted in the medical record.
  • Demonstrates understanding of Infection Prevention and Control policies and procedures and incorporates into practice.
  • Demonstrates understanding of core measures, patient safety practices and incorporates into practice.



Financial and Operational Management

:

Encompasses the effective stewardship or resources for department and organization.    

  • Demonstrates ability to ensure care is appropriately given based upon patient care needs. 
  • Delegates indirect/direct patient care tasks to other team members based on acuity/complexity of need, ability to perform and unit activity/collective needs.
  • Effectively acts as preceptor and supports the development of other staff and formal learners.
  • Assists in development and implementation of general policies and procedures designed to affect efficiency of operations.
  • Facilitates patient throughput throughout the shift.
  • Ensures appropriate utilization of all of the IT systems for patient care including documentation that is accurate, timely and appropriate. The IT systems responsible for using in every shift include, but may not be limited to, HED or Watch Child or SIS, STAR, Bed Ready, Gopher.



People

:

Encompasses the engagement of our employees and other departments to foster excellence in patient care and to meet departmental/organizational goals.

  • Collaborates with medical staff, nursing staff, ancillary and support services to facilitate patient care.
  • Collaborates with the nursing Manager & Shift Coordinator regarding staffing to help ensure adequate and appropriate staffing reflective of census and patient care needs.  
  • Maintains a positive and calming working relationship with all, and demonstrates excellent customer service skills in all interactions with both internal and external customers.
  • Encourages a spirit of teamwork among all working on the unit and other departments



ASSOCIATED JOB DUTIES:

  • Performs all other job related duties as assigned.



JOB REQUIREMENTS:

              • Minimum of 1 year working clinical nursing experience as an RN.
              • Current Indiana license as a Registered Nurse or eligibility for license.
              • Current BLS certification; other certifications may be required in specific units of practice
              • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited college or university.  Must obtain a BSN within 5 years of hire date for all ASN graduates hired on or after 3/14/16.



KNOWLEDGE, S

KILLS, & ABILITIES:

              • Demonstrates the following skills and abilities:
                • operates specialized equipment
                • competence/accountability in preparing and administering medications and treatments according to policy and procedures
                • effective communication skills incorporating listening, effective interviewing techniques with patients and staff appropriate to age of the patient
                • knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served
                • knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs
                • uses age-appropriate communication and cognitive skills detailed in the department/area/unit job- specific/age-specific competencies
                • fundamental nursing theories, current clinical concepts, diseases/symptoms, trauma, treatments/medications, triage, appropriate diagnostic/therapeutic procedures and interventions
                • functions as a member of a health care team, delegate responsibilities/duties appropriately
                • follows oral/written instructions, records/interprets information accurately
                • competency in assessing, responding to patient status or needs, and interpreting results
                • recognizes and reacts to changes in patient status, documents and reports changes
              • Performs CPR and other technical skills
              • Positions patients
              • Must be able to wash hands thoroughly and frequently
              • Must be able to help evacuate patients via stairwells
              • Critical thinking skills are essential



RESPONSIBILITY:

              • Maintains patient and family confidentiality.
              • Maintains protected health information in accordance with HIPAA privacy guidelines and regulations.
              • Delegates, assigns and supervises work of LPNs, other RNs, EMTs/EMT-Ps, Care Techs, Student Nurses, PCSs, PCAs, CSTs for a work shift, depending on area/unit based upon the state Nurse Practice Act.
              • Precepts others.



JUDGMENT:

  • Employee may work independently under the general direction of their leader



CONTACTS – INTERNAL/EXTERNAL:

              • Daily contacts with all levels of Eskenazi Health staff and management.
              • Continuous professional contact with patients, visitors, health team members, students, inter/intra- departmental personnel to provide/obtain services for patients/visitors.
              • Frequent external contact with patient families, healthcare and social service agencies to obtain/provide information or make referrals.



SPECIAL EFFORT REQUIRED:

              • Physical stamina, considerable walking, standing, lifting/moving of patients. Ability to perform duties and effectively respond in stressful environment and situations, mentally and physically. Care or effort to avoid injury and infection.
              • Must be mentally capable of processing information quickly.
              • Must be able to demonstrate flexibility in response to changing situation, workload, and/or patient assignments.
              • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs independently (patient and/or equipment including overhead).
              • Must be able to push and/or pull a minimum of 50 lbs independently (patients and/or patient equipment).
              • Must be able to respond immediately/move quickly to emergency situations in unit and hospital. (For Special Care Nursery: must be able to get to the delivery room within 2 minutes, must be able to get to the Emergency room within 4 minutes, must be able to assist in the evacuation of hospital patients).
              • Must be free of extraneous 'devices' that limit ability to perform duties or impede hand washing.
              • Must be willing and able to wear personal protection equipment (PPE).
              • Must be able to stand and walk at least 6-8 hours at a time. Must be able to squat, stoop, bend, twist and kneel in order to meet patient needs and/or in order to work with patient equipment. Must be able to safely position and transfer patients independently.
              • Must be able to arrive at work during severe weather conditions (snow, wind, hail, thunderstorms, dust, and extreme heat/cold).
              • Must be able to participate in CPR; Must be able to remain awake and alert at all times.
              • Must demonstrate age-appropriate cognitive abilities, skills, techniques and communications that are detailed in the department/area/unit job-specific/age- specific competencies.



WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

              • Patient care areas, clinics, nursing offices.
              • May be required to attend meetings or perform work remote from clinic or hospital campus.
              • Exposure to communicable diseases, infections.
              • Risk of injury from lifting/moving patients and/or equipment, injury from combative patients and/or visitors.

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

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