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RN, Telemetry

Company: University of Pennsylvania Health System
Location: West Chester
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

General Summary Statement Provides comprehensive, quality nursing care through application of the nursing process. Adheres to Nursing Policies and Procedures and Organizational Goals and Objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Clinical Practice

  1. Provides age appropriate care for the population served. Gives consideration to growth & developmental phase of life, to age related factors such as thermal regulation, nutrition, medication administration, nutrition, safety and functional needs of the patient.
  2. Uses appropriate resources for patients with special needs such as language barriers, sensory problems, altered cognition, cultural and religious needs.
  3. Ensures attention to patient's physical, spiritual and emotional well being.
  4. Demonstrates competency in assessment skills (Includes admission and shift assessments).
  5. Performs pain assessments and intervenes to optimally meet patient's needs for comfort.
  6. Plans clinical care based on patient's needs and uses available resources.
  7. Performs clinical care in accordance with policy and procedure.
  8. Performs peripheral venipuncture and peripheral and central vascular access care according to policy & procedure.
  9. Evaluates outcomes of nursing interventions and takes appropriate actions to move patient toward reaching goals of care.
  10. Identifies situations that warrant patient rescue and takes appropriate action, e.g. Rapid Response or Code Blue/Pink.
  11. Adheres to the 5 rights of medication administration and uses the Medication Administration Check (MAK) system per policy and procedure.
  12. Integrates principles of infection control & infection prevention into practice.
  13. Adheres to aseptic technique as appropriate.
  14. Uses resources and references for reviewing policies and procedures, medications, and clinical information.
  15. Prioritizes and organizes work effectively within assigned shift.
  16. Adheres to CCH Joint Commission Disease specific guidelines and core measures for the care of the patients
  17. Implements nursing process for the patient who presents with complex medical needs.

Keywords: University of Pennsylvania Health System, Wilmington , RN, Telemetry, Other , West Chester, Delaware

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