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Registered Nurse/Acute Care - Lubbock, TX - Acute Care

Company: Lubbock Heart Hospital
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Registered Nurse/Acute Care - Lubbock, TX
LHSH Acute Care: Part Time Days
Your Essential Job Functions

  • Assesses the physical, biophysical and health education needs of adolescent, adult, and geriatric acute care patients.
  • Gathers pertinent patient care data using all available resources.
  • Establishes a nursing plan of care, including pertinent measurable short and long-term goals for adolescents, adult and geriatric acute care patients.
  • Prepares a plan for discharge and follow-up appropriate to both patient and family needs.
  • Participates with the responsible supervisor to develop monthly staffing plan.
  • Implements interventions appropriate to the age-specific needs of adolescent, adult and geriatric acute care patients.
  • Safely and accurately administer medications commonly used in acute care nursing units.
  • Provides patient and family education for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and their family/caregivers.
  • Provides appropriate and safe interventions in emergency situations commonly experienced by acute care patients.
  • Performs basic patient care procedures for adolescents, adult and geriatric acute care patients, as required by the specific nursing unit.
  • Communicates with members of the health care team and other appropriate parties as necessary in the delivery of care.
  • Documents nursing care to maintain an accurate and legal medical record.
  • Operates specialized equipment included in the acute care unit equipment checklist.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe environment for patients.
  • Manages the care of patients undergoing procedures requiring analgesia, sedation and anesthesia.
  • May participate on department and hospital committees; and provide in-service training to hospital staff.
  • Attends meetings as required
  • Utilizes special knowledge of age-specific differences in acute care patients to recognize changes in patient status.
  • Actively participates on appropriate committees and QA/PI activities.
  • Follows OSHA and other standards for protection against blood borne pathogens
  • Serves as relief Charge Nurse as needed or instructed by Nursing Director

    Minimum Education and Experience
    Board Eligible Graduate nurse or Associate's degree from an accredited two-year college or university, or diploma in nursing. BSN desired. At least two years of cardiac care experience.
    LHSH Incentives

    • Flexible Scheduling
    • No mandatory -overtime
    • Career Ladder

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