HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse (RN) Critical Care PRN in Bowling Green, Kentucky

The Critical Care RN: Performs direct patient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act. Utilizes therapeutic communication in daily practice. Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment. Identifies nursing problems as they relate to the individual needs of the patient. Uses the Nursing Process in delivery and delegated delivery of patient care. Assesses patient needs, plans care based on individualized identified needs, initiates interventions based on the plan of care, and evaluates responsiveness to care. Identifies cultural differences and incorporates into care. Utilizes translation services when indicated. Participates in performance improvement activities to assure continuous quality improvement. Provides care and coordinates participation that fosters the goals of the hospital's mission statement Critical Care RN demonstrates knowledge in accurately interpreting arrhythmia strips and performing 12-lead EKG’S. Knowledgeable in special test and procedures to assist Physician and provides monitoring of patients. Collects and appropriately interprets subjective and or objective data i.e. V/ S, hemodynamic monitoring, EKG monitoring, lab values. Administer medication including titrating medication, IV therapy including Central lines, PICC, etc and blood products accurately. Provides direct patient care and is proficient in the utilization of Ventilators, code management, emergency drugs, infusion devices, and intubation / extubation. Demonstrates knowledge and competency to care for patients according to age appropriateness. Cares for Neonate/Infant (0-12 months) Pediatrics (1 – 17 years) Adults (18 – 79 years) Elderly (80 years). The tasks and responsibilities include: * Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs. * Carries out physician orders. * Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs. * Provides respiratory and ventilator management and monitoring for patients. * Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care. * Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems. * Instructs and educates patients and families. * Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team. * Provides age and culturally appropriate care. * Orients and mentors new staff members. * Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required. * Provides a safe environment for patient, visitor and employees through identifying/correcting/reporting health and safety hazards.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: * Registered Nurse with State ofKentucky * Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider New employees have up to 90 days from hire date to obtain the American Heart Association BLS for healthcare provider * ACLS Certification required. New employees transferring from a position that did not require ACLS and PALS have up to 6 months from transfer to obtain ACLS and PALS. New RN graduates have up to 12 months from date of hire or transfer to RNA/RN position to obtain ACLS and PALS. * PALS Certification required. New employees transferring from a position that did not require ACLS and PALS have up to 6 months from transfer to obtain ACLS and PALS. New RN graduates have up to 12 months from date of hire or transfer to RNA/RN position to obtain ACLS and PALS.

· Critical Care experience preferred
  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
  • An extended orientation available for the applicant not meeting the job experience requirement
  • Basic Computer Skills

Title: Registered Nurse (RN) Critical Care PRN

Location: Kentucky-Bowling Green-Greenview Regional Hospital

Requisition ID: 00037-55272