J81 is a 25-bed surgical step-down telemetry unit with private rooms. Vascular surgery encompasses the diagnosis and comprehensive/longitudinal management of disorders of occlusive, aneurysmal, inflammatory disease, trauma and neurovascular compressive syndromes involving the arteries and veins of the body. These include the aorta and its branches, as well as the arteries of the neck, pelvis and upper and lower extremities, and the venous system.
Our post-operative patients are those who have undergone thrombotic therapies, amputations, peripheral bypasses and vascular grafts or stenting. Co-morbidities of these patients often include hypertension, diabetes, renal failure and CAD.
The J81 nurse focuses on the needs and care of individuals and their families. This includes: patient education, health promotion, care management, assessment for alterations of function and strategies to help patients maintain, regain and improve function and prevent disability.
In addition to our vascular population, we often see patients from Cardiology, Electrophysiology, and Internal/Family Medicine, making this floor an excellent setting to develop a wide variety of skills.Through a collaborative process with the physicians and nursing personnel, a thorough assessment, plan of care and therapeutic intervention for each patient is executed. Multidisciplinary rounds from Physical Therapy, Case Management, Respiratory Therapy, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy and Social Services are frequently involved in assessing patient needs.
Participates in a residency core curriculum based on their individual learning needs. Provides direct nursing care, alongside a coach, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. Transitions to RN Resident II upon successful completion of the core curriculum. Responsibilities:
- Participates in a residency core curriculum based on their individual learning needs.
- Provides direct nursing care, alongside a coach, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
- Establishes and/or revises priorities for patient care activities based on the following: acuity of need, patient preference, and resource availability.
- Initiates and/or maintains interventions to assure continuity of safe/effective care for patients.
- Responds to data indicating risk to individual's health and initiates action to correct, reduce, or prevent the risk.
- Seeks supervision, consultation, assistance when unable to perform safely and independently.
- Complies with established hospital/department personnel policies.
- Uses communication strategies in order to achieve desirable outcomes.
- Documents in patient's medical record according to established guidelines.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.
- BSN preferred
Complexity of Work:
- Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
- Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).
- If in an ED, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire or within one year of beginning work in the Emergency Department.
- Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
- New grad or less than one year RN work experience or if experience RN moving from non-inpatient to acute direct care clinical inpatient setting with less than one year current acute direct patient care RN experience.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
- Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
- Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
- Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.
- Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
- Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
- Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.
- Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.
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