Company: Banner Health
Posted on: September 13, 2020
**Primary City/State:** Mesa, Arizona **Department Name:**
Outpatient Observation Unit **Work Shift:** Night **Job Category:**
Nursing Great nursing careers are built at Banner Health. Whether
you're just starting your career or have years of experience,
Banner Health training and development opportunities can help you
grow. Apply today. The Outpatient Observation Unit at Banner
Baywood Medical Center is a 26-bed dedicated observation unit. We
primarily take care of patients admitted through the Emergency
Department who have negative or borderline diagnostic tests and
require further testing and/or observation to determine if
inpatient criteria are met or if patient can be discharged home.
Most patients stay for less than 24 hours and are either discharged
to home or admitted to an inpatient nursing unit. The OOU's average
length of stay year to date is 20 hours with over 500 cases per
month. If you like busing kept busy and work in a team-oriented
unit you will want to apply for this position. As a Registered
Nurse in the Outpatient Observation Unit you will have a patient
ratio of 5:1 and be supported by ED Techs who work cohesively in
collaboration with one another as well as with the
interdisciplinary team. Additionally, we have Advance Practice
Providers (NP or PA) who are present 24/7 to direct patient care.
You will also have the opportunity utilize our self-scheduling tool
for shift and weekend coverage. Enjoy an 18%-night shift
differential and a flat rate $3/hour weekend shift differential.
This is a full time Night shift opportunity to work 7p-7:30a with
weekend and holiday rotation required. Your pay and benefits are
important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner
Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your
family. We provide health and financial security options so you can
focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.
Banner Baywood Medical Center is a 332-bed hospital serving the
health care needs of the dynamic and growing East Valley
communities of metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. We provide complete
acute care services including cancer, stroke, women's health,
rehabilitation, emergency medicine and surgery. In addition, our
orthopedic unit has earned repeated recognition as having one of
the Top 100 Orthopaedic Programs in the U.S. by The Health Network
and HCIA, Inc. POSITION SUMMARY This position assesses, plans,
implements, evaluates and documents nursing care of patients in
accordance with organizational policies and in accordance with
standards of professional nursing practice utilizing the framework
for professional nursing practice and development. This position is
accountable for the quality of nursing services delivered by self
or others who are under their direction. This position utilizes
specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills necessary to
assess data and plan, provide and evaluate care appropriate to the
physical and developmental age of assigned patients. CORE FUNCTIONS
1. Assesses patient physical, psychological, social, spiritual,
educational, developmental, cultural and discharge planning needs.
Reviews patient history and physical with patient/family and
assures completion within appropriate timeframe. Reviews available
information obtained by other health care team members. Reviews
diagnostics and laboratory data and reports abnormal results to the
physician(s) and other appropriate caregivers. Completes assessment
and reassessments according to patient need and as outlined in
policy. 2. Formulates a plan of care, including the discharge plan,
utilizing assessment data and patient, family and health team
input. Initiates a plan of care based on patient-specific needs,
assessment data and the medical plan of care. Goals for patient are
realistic, measurable and developed in conjunction with the
patient/family. Considers the physical, cultural, psychosocial,
spiritual, age specific and educational needs of the patient in the
plan of are. Plans care in collaboration with members of the
multidisciplinary team. Reviews and revises the plan of care to
reflect changing patient needs based on evaluation of the patient's
status. 3. Implements the plan of care through direct patient care,
coordination, delegation and supervision of the activities of the
health care team. Provides care based on physician orders and the
nursing plan of care, in compliance with policies and procedures,
standards of care, and regulatory agency requirements. Delegates
appropriately, and provides nursing supervision in the provision of
care to patients by other licensed nurses and other personnel.
Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely
communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for whom
care is provided. 4. Evaluates the patient's and family's response
to care and teaching, and revises the plan of care as needed.
Evaluates patient progress towards goals and expected outcomes in
collaboration with other health care team members. Evaluates
patient's response and the effectiveness of patient teaching. 5.
Documents assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in
the patient record. Documentation is legible, timely and in
accordance with policy. Documentation reflects objective/subjective
data, nursing interventions and patient's response to treatment.
Notes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner. 6.
Provides care based on the best evidence available and may
participate in research activities within clinical practice.
Participates in unit or facility shared leadership. Interacts and
participates in the education, role development, and orientation of
facility personnel, patients, students, families and visitors.
Promotes/supports growth of others through precepting and mentoring
when appropriate. 7. Contributes to society through activities that
lead to excellent patient outcomes through timely, effective,
efficient, equitable, and safe care. Actively participates in the
improvement of national nursing quality indicators and outcomes.
Such activities may include participating in professional
organizations. 8. In some roles, this position may supervise staff
and work flow of the department. 9. Interacts with all levels of
staff in a variety of departments, physicians, patients, families
and external contacts, such as employees of other health care
institutions, community providers and agencies, concerning the
health care of the patient. Interacts with other health care
providers in numerous settings in order to report and ask for or
clarify information. Also works with clergy to provide spiritual
support. Synthesizes and prioritizes data from multiple sources to
provide support for the human response of the patient and family to
changes in health status. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must possess a
current, valid RN license in state of practice, temporary/interim
RN license in state of practice, or compact RN licensure for
current state of practice. BLS certification is required.
Additional certification or continuing education may be required
based on area of practice. Relates throughout the interview process
the experience, training and education needed to perform the job.
Experience in the clinical area for which he or she is applying is
desired. Must maintain clinical performance competencies
appropriate to the area in which they work as demonstrated through
annual validations. Banner Registry and Travel acute care positions
require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital
setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting
within the past 12 months as a Registered Nurse in the specialty
area. Banner Registry and Travel physician practice positions
require a minimum of one year experience as a Registered Nurse in a
physician practice or an acute care setting. PREFERRED
QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree preferred. Professional
certification preferred. Additional related education and/or
experience preferred.Banner Health complies with applicable federal
and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, age, or disability.
Keywords: Banner Health, Mesa , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Mesa, Arizona
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