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UnityPoint Health RN Ambulatory in Muscatine, Iowa

Utilizing the nursing process, coordinates and implements care of the surgical patient under the direction of the Charge Nurse and/or Director Surgical Services. Performs work of considerable difficulty. Represents nursing with UnityPoint Health and Trinity Muscatine and works to improve the health of the community we serve.

  • Demonstrates competence in the skills, (critical thinking, interpersonal, and technical) necessary to carry out assigned duties as identified below. Demonstrated competence in recognizing and responding to patients physical, mental, emotional and developmental needs should be evaluated in relation to the patient populations served as appropriate for each responsibility.

  • Consistently conforms to high standards of practice.

  • Assessment – collects comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health or the situation.

  • Completes physiological, psychological, spiritual, and educational assessment of the patient/family within established policy time frame.

  • Maintains ongoing assessment following established practice guidelines that accurately reflects patient status.

  • Documents nursing assessment clearly and concisely.

  • Notifies physician of pertinent changes in patient status.

  • Analyzes the assessment data to determine the diagnoses or issues.

  • Updates, adds or deletes issues/problems as patient condition changes.

  • Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the patient or the situation.

  • Identifies realistic and measurable outcomes which are complimentary to medical plan of care and centered on the patient’s and family’s/significant other’s needs and appropriate practice guidelines.

  • Develops a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes.

  • Collaborates with co-workers, physician, other disciplines, patient, and family to develop individualized plan of care to address patient diagnoses or issues that attains patient outcomes.

  • Revises plan of care based on evaluation of patient’s response.

  • Implements identified plan.

  • Assumes responsibility for assigning and coordinating patient care with ancillary personnel consistent with patient needs, staff competencies and licensure.

  • Demonstrates competence in the administration of age appropriate patient care and implementation of physician orders.

  • Implements age appropriate patient care in accordance with established practice guidelines, policies, procedures, state and federal law.

  • Facilitates a healing environment for patients through an evaluation of current hospital practice as it relates to the individual patient’s welfare, i.e. patient needs for medical, emotional, and spiritual support.

  • Serves as a patient advocate.

  • Communicates response to care, i.e. documentation and verbal report.

  • Responsible for providing education for patients and their families regarding the patient’s procedures and processes.

  • Evaluates progress towards attainment of outcomes.

  • Encourages feedback from the patient, families/significant others, peers, and other disciplines regarding perception of care provided to patients and utilizes feedback to improve patient care practices.

  • Consistently conforms to high standards of professional performance.

  • Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.

  • Attains knowledge and competency that reflects current nursing practice.

  • Progression towards goals from previous evaluation/orientation completion.

  • Evaluates own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.

  • Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues.

  • Collaborates with patient, family and others in the conduct of nursing practice.

  • Seeks supervision, consultation or assistance when unable to perform effectively or safely.

  • Integrates ethical provisions in all areas of practice.

  • Provides care consistent with the Code of Ethics for Nurses.

  • Practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems.

  • Primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community.

  • Promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient.

Education: Graduate of an Accredited school of nursing.

License(s)/Certification(s): BCLS, Registered Nurse Licensure in the state of Iowa Health System

Lifting Requirements: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects

Requisition ID: 2021-89854

Street: 1518 Mulberry Ave

Name: 6110 UnityPoint Health Muscatine Trinity

Name: Ambulatory Surgery

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.8

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Days

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