Fairview Health Services

  • RN Complex Medical Unit

    Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/1/2019 10:34 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Nursing (RN/LPN)
    Nursing-Specialty Care/Other
    Bethesda Hospital
    Hours per 2 weeks
    Bethesda -3W
  • Overview

    Healtheast and Fairview Health Services is looking for a RN at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, MN. This position is 48 hours per two weeks on the Night shift, for 8 hour shifts, and is eligible for benefits.


    Bethesda is our Long Term Acute Care Hospital where all of our patients have had a complex illness or injury that requires hospital level care for an average of 25-30 days. Many of our patients are more acute than a typical Med/Surg floor, so Bethesda is a great place to gain expertise in managing patients with progressive care issues with varying levels of multi system impairment. Outside of an ICU setting, it is hard to get exposer to such a high concentration of acutely ill patients.


    About this Unit:

    This is a 13 bed unit that will take every kind of patient other than telemetry. There is ventilator overflow so will do vent weaning in spurts. Patients might have trach in place for O2 needs so there is frequent suctioning. The RNs here will see respiratory as part of diagnosis like laryngectomies and a lot of protocols like electrolyte monitoring and replacement therapy. Also sees transplants and medications secondary to the transplants they received.

    Responsibilities/Job Description

    The RN serves as the key leader of the interdependent team and is responsible to achieve patient and unit outcomes by coordinating the care for a group of patients. This includes: comprehensive assessment of patient and family needs; identification of outcomes based on the needs assessment; establishing the plan of care; monitoring the progress; and modification of the plan of care as needed.

    • Demonstrates commitment to principles of the patient care model (Professional Partnership Model) and achieving the HealthEast nursing vision and strategy
    • Utilizes the nursing process, including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation, to coordinate outcome focused patient care. Throughout this process, also understands and incorporates holistic nursing theory based on Watson's Theory of Caring aligning with the practice standards of the American Holistic Nurses' Association whenever holistic therapy is offered
    • Communicates effectively with patient/family, physicians, the interdependent team, and other disciplines regarding the plan of care
    • Assesses and documents learning needs of the patient and family. Develops an individualized education plan for patients and families based on identified needs
    • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements at the point of care to achieve clinical quality, customer experience, nursing engagement, and efficiency and effectiveness outcomes
    • Complies with regulatory requirements, accreditation standards, board of nursing requirements, patient safety requirements, infection control practices, and other established practice standards, policies, guidelines, and procedures
    • Coordinates the interdependent team while promoting collaborative teamwork and cooperation
    • Actively participates in the development and achievement of department goals (safety, cost, quality, patient experience, employee engagement)
    • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards
    • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements


    Required Qualifications:

    • One year RN experience
    • Basic Life Support Through Health Care Providers
    • Degree in Nursing
    • RN License


    Preferred qualifications:

    • Acute Care experience
    • BSN degree


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