Summary: This position is responsible for the direct and indirect nursing care of the unit patient. This position requires knowledge of departmental and hospital policies relevant to the delivery of nursing care. Interpretive skills, frequent interactive and consultive associations are inherent in this position.
Bachelors degree preferred.
2 years nursing experience caring for Step Down level of care patients including cardiothoracic surgery patients, preferred.
PCCN certification within 2 years of start date. Cardiac Surgery Certification (CSC) within 3 years of start date. CSU- ALS Certification within 3 years of start date.
Responsibilities: Facilitates, implements, and evaluates the Patient Plan of Care and outcomes. Collaborates with the health care team to promote positive patient outcomes. Is seen as a patient advocate. Timely implementation of nursing interventions. Technical Skills: demonstrates appropriate clinical skills and technical competence in providing patient care. Critical Thinking: demonstrates appropriate clinical judgment. Assesses, analyzes and communicates patient information in a timely manner. Documentation: Accurately and promptly documents all patient assessments, interventions , responses and provider communication. Assess patient safety risk factors and identifies those patients requiring specific safety interventions including skin integrity, fall risk & appropriate use of restraints. Follows medication safety policy. Promptly initiates appropriate interventions for safety needs. Completes Safety Tracking Tools as required. Delegation and supervision: supervises assigned staff, delegates appropriately, takes responsibility for all care provided to patients assigned. Reports all performance issues of team members to ensure all patients receive appropriate care and attention. Educational needs of patient: Assesses educational needs of patient and family, provides appropriate written and verbal instructions. Documents assessment and education provided. Provider orders: Performs ongoing review, initiation and implementation of patient orders in a timely manner every shift. Prioritization: prioritizes responsibilities and issues, taking into account urgency, patient needs, and seeks appropriate resources. Problem solves independently. Multitasks efficiently and demonstrates effective time management skills. Professional Accountability: Independently seeks out other clinical experiences to enhance knowledge base. Actively assists others and accepts additional duties or assignments. Timely completion of assigned education and annual competencies. Actively engaged in unit based councils and performance improvement. Recognizes unit needs and works to help facilitate solutions.
Credentials: Essential: * RN - Registered Nurse * BLS - Basic Life Saving certification * ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support * NIH - Stroke Certification
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Experience In Hospital Or Acute Care Setting * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal * Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members * Able To Withstand Crisis Situations * Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors * Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records
Education: Essential: * RN Diploma/RN Graduate Program
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.