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Unit Supervisor (RN) - Emergency Department

Company: Baton Rouge General
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:

1. Coordinates patient assessment through collection of patient's health data.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:



  • Prioritizes data collection based on the patient's immediate condition or needs.

  • Performs ongoing and systematic comprehensive physical and psychosocial assessments.

  • Involves the patient, significant others and health care providers as appropriate.

  • Performs functional, nutritional and other screenings and ensures triggers are complete.

  • Identifies and coordinates the need for further assessment by discipline.

  • Documents patient care assessments in the medical record.


    2. Analyzes patient assessments to determine nursing diagnoses and identifies expected outcomes.

    PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:



    • Determines nursing diagnoses using assessment data.

    • Identifies patient outcomes based on the nursing diagnoses.

    • Outcomes are prioritized based on the patent's condition and needs.

    • Nursing diagnoses and outcomes are documented in the medical record.

    • Triage assessment on all patients and follows protocols according to established department guidelines and policies.

    • Demonstrates ability to proficiently assess patients in every age group.

    • Resolves incident reports that affect patient's well-being.

      3. Coordinates an interdisciplinary plan of care that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.

      PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:



      • Collaborates with appropriate disciplines and integrates various assessments to formulate an individualized plan of care based on patient needs and current nursing practice standards.

      • Reviews and updates the plan of care as the patient condition changes, at least every day.

      • Documents the plan of care in the medical record.

      • Audits charts for accuracy and completion of documentation.


        4. Implements the interventions identified in the plan of care.

        PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:



        • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary health care team to deliver direct patient care utilizing nursing practice standards, and universal blood and body fluid precautions.

        • Uses interventions that are consistent with the patient's plan of care.

        • Maintains patient rights.

        • Ensures that patients receive the appropriate treatments and medications in a timely manner.

        • Delegates patient care to other members of the health care team; ensures the delegated task(s) are within the scope of practice of the assigned individual and maintains oversight and accountability.

        • Coordinates direct patient care from appropriate support services.

        • Provides individualized patient education to patient and families.

        • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to plan patient discharge.

        • Documents all treatments, medications, patient/family education and ongoing assessments.


          5. Evaluates the patient's progress toward attainment of outcomes.

          PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:



          • Performs ongoing and systematic reassessment according to department standard or more frequently based on patient condition.

          • Revises nursing diagnoses, outcomes and plan of care based on reassessments.

          • Involves the patient, significant others and healthcare team in the evaluation and update of plan of care as appropriate.

          • Evaluates the effectiveness of treatments, medications and patient teaching.

          • Identifies patients that do not meet the continued stay requirements and communicates effectively with the case manager.

            6. Manages patient care functions for the unit.

            PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:



            • Ensures safe staffing levels for the unit in collaboration with unit manager.

            • Accepts patient complaints and initiates complaint process or resolves.

            • Calls Manager when needed and facilitates resolution of problems.

            • Coordinates patient transport between units as needed.

            • Coordinates equipment needs and supply needs for units.

            • .

            • Determines needs for social services and contacts appropriate individuals Troubleshoots all aspects of patient care and takes appropriate action based on analysis.

            • Monitors staff for compliance with job duties.

            • Performs daily rounds to assess patient's needs

              7. Functions as clinical resource to staff nurses.



              PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:



              • Serves as clinical resource and advisor when requested.

              • Ensures employee health processes are followed and assist in employee incidents. Responds appropriately to staff requests on ethical and legal questions.

              • Assists the manager in the performance evaluation process for staff.

              • Completes the scheduling of employees', based upon census and required skills.

              • Works with educator in identifying educational needs of the staff.

              • Collaborates with manager regarding daily activities of the department.

              • Takes clinical call for the manager.

                8. Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager


                EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS2 years of ER Nursing experience REQUIRED

                SPECIAL SKILL, LICENSE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

                Louisiana Nursing License, ACLS certification, BLS certification, EKG certification

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