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.
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.