Registered Nurse / RN - ICU (Fayette, AL)

Performance Planning
Provides professional nursing care for assigned patients according to established standards of practice and departmental policies and procedures in order to maximize the patient's potential for health and wellbeing.
Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions
Coordinates total nursing care for assigned patients. Assesses and periodically reassesses patient conditions including physical, psychosocial, developmental and age- specific factors for adolescents, adults and geriatrics and plans care according to identified and prioritized actual or potential problems.
Uses the nursing process to direct and provide all levels of patient care.
Participates in patient and family teaching.
Participates in economical utilization of supplies and ensures that equipment and unit is maintained in a clean and safe manner.
Responsible for adhering to all policies and procedures.
Assists in performance improvement (PI) activities by identifying quality issues, serving on PI teams as warranted, assisting with PI measures and supporting and implementing changes necessary for improvement.
Documents all pertinent data in a timely manner.
Participates in the Rapid Response Team
Performs special projects and related duties as assigned.
Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
All other duties as assigned.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required
High school diploma or equivalent required. Current Alabama license as a Registered Nurse and in good standing with the Alabama Board of Nursing. Experience in critical care preferred. Excellent communication skills, ability to meet behavioral expectations and ability to work well with a team. BCLS required, ACLS preferred. If ACLS training has not been completed within 2 years of initial hire or has never been completed, retraining/training will be required within the first 150 days of hire. Retraining is recommended every 2-3 years as courses are available. Continuous "certification" although preferred is not required. Computer skills necessary for clinical documentation. Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend English.
Working ConditionsExposed to all patient care elements; subject to stress and fatigue; prolonged periods of standing and/or walking; ability to run in emergency situations; frequent kneeling and stooping; ability to lift 50 pounds;
Ability to transport, turn, and position patients weighing up to 300 pounds; vision and hearing normal or corrected to normal; Ability to write legibly; manual dexterity to perform patient care task.

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