ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. Community Hospital reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of this job at any time. All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)
1. The Registered Nurse will provide general patient care by:
a. Upon admission to the Procedure Center, completes medical history, takes vital signs, check for allergies, start IV’s, etc.
b. Under the direction of the Physician, completes outpatient procedures on assigned patients.
c. The Registered Nurse will review the patient’s chart becoming familiar with the orders for the patient including but not limited to medications, lab orders and results, radiology orders and results, activity, diet, consultation orders etc.
d. Is knowledgeable regarding discharge plan for patient.
e. Explains procedures and treatment to patient to allay apprehension, verify understanding and gain cooperation.
f. Serves as a patient advocate by clarifying and confirming communications from hospital personnel.
g. Follows all Universal Precautions and Blood-borne Pathogen protocols as outlined by hospital policy.
h. Initiates Isolation precautions as appropriate for safety of patient, staff and visitors.
i. Assures needed supplies and equipment are available and are cleaned and maintained per department standards.
j. Provides for the emotional/physical comfort and safety of patients and visitors
k. Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.
l. When the procedure is completed, the sedation nurse and the recovery room nurse coordinate the transfer of the patient care.
m. Upon discharge, prepares patient to be transported to the unit or home, explains the discharge instructions, and verifies that a responsible adult will transport the patient to his/her home.
2. The documentation of patient information will be completed by:
a. Documents patient assessment in patient chart. Especially notes any changes in condition, vital signs, level of consciousness, etc.
b. Reviews chart to verify Medication orders, lab requests, radiology orders, consults, etc. are properly transcribed and have actually been ordered.
c. Verifies and notes medical providers’ orders.
d. Completes appropriate paper work on new admissions including signed consents, complete history, patient belongings clearly documented, and clarifies plan of care.
e. When the procedure is completed, document in the patient report the patient status, including Patient identifiers, assessment, the situation including code status recent changes and response to treatments, safety issues including allergies, alerts, falls isolations etc., any actions needed, what is planned next – what is the plan.
f. Insures that timely, accurate, and complete billable supply charges and billing information are forwarded to the HRIS.
3. Medication administration will be completed by:
a. Reviews Medication Reconciliation Case Report related to patient home medications for assigned patients
b. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.
c. Assures accurate narcotic count and the beginning and end of each shift
4. The patient will be assessed by:
a. At the beginning of the procedure will form an assessment on each assigned patient. Notes any changes in patients’ condition, notifying the medical provider of changes as necessary. Including vital signs, etc.
b. Monitors the patient per department standards for any changes in condition. Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient. Responds to the direction of the physician.
5. The Registered Nurse will provide clinical expertise to the remainder of the staff by:
a. Shares knowledge with other staff and students as appropriate. Assists with the orientation and education of staff and students.
b. Demonstrates ability to use critical thinking skills by assessing situation and knowing how decision making will impact patient, family, staff and others involved in patient care. This includes assessing how decision will impact on coming shift.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Requires current, unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado; Associates or Bachelor’s degree in nursing. One to two years of general nursing and critical care courses are preferred. OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
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About Community Hospital
Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute-care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we offer full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado, and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a healing, family-centered environment. We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery,and emergency care. We have comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: state-of-the-art ultrasound, CT (Philips Ingenuity 128 MDCT), digital mammography and cardiac testing. Community Hospital proudly partners with University of Utah Heath Care and Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class medical and radiation oncology right here at home. Community Hospital is Joint Commission accredited. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists-accredited. For those lab tests that we don’t conduct on site, the Mayo Clinic is our exclusive partner for reference laboratory services. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients, and in working closely with our medical-care providers in t...reating the whole person. This approach has resonated with our patients, and we are growing to meet our community’s demand. On October 15th, 2014, Community Hospital broke ground on a new four-story, 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Our NEW hospital opened Thursday, March 17th, 2016! Where We LiveGrand Junction is located in beautiful Western Colorado and is the largest city in between Denver and Salt Lake City. An outdoor lovers paradise with hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking right out your front door. Fantastic winter and summer activities including skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, camping, hiking and 4-wheeling on the Grand Mesa located just 45 minutes away. Enjoy the numerous lakes and rivers taht supply abundant opportunites for boating, rafting, paddleboarding, and fishing. Avoid the traffic with easy access to world class skiing in Aspen, Telluride, Vail, and Crested Butte.Come and tour one of the valley's 24 unique wineries and explore downtown Main Street with numerous unique shops and several delicious cafe's and restaurants. Journey through the awe-inspiring Colorado National Monument or catch an event at Colorado Mesa University or a Grand Junction Rockies baseball game. Your activity options are endless in Western Colorado. What do you want to do today?