Registered Nurse RN Observation
Company: Banner Health
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Primary City/State:Mesa, ArizonaDepartment Name:Work
- $10,000 Sign-On Bonus!Better Than Ever for Nurses. We're making
the biggest investment ever in creating a better employment
experience for our nursing team members. At Banner Health, we take
care of nurses. Nurses take care of everyone.The Observation Unit
fills a universal need by providing a setting of care for patients
not requiring an inpatient admission to receive additional
diagnostic workup or therapeutic intervention beyond the scope of a
typical Emergency Department visit. The growth of observation
medicine has been driven by innovations in health care, an ongoing
shift of patients from inpatient to outpatient settings.
Observation medicine encompasses the management of appropriate
patients for a timeframe of 6 to 24 hours in order to assess their
need for inpatient admission or discharge them home. Relative to
traditional admission, studies have shown this alternative to have
several beneficial health care outcomes for our patients.As
Registered Nurse you will have the opportunity to work on this unit
that consists of 42 beds (22 Tele /20 Med/Surg). You will be
supported by PCA's and work cohesively in collaboration with one
another, as well as, with the interdisciplinary team. If you like
being kept busy and work in a very team-oriented unit you will want
to apply for this position. 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. Shift hours are 7p-7:30a.
- $10,000 Sign-On Bonus offered to candidates with 12 months OOU,
PCU or Med/Surg RN experience with a 24 month agreement.POSITION
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
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
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
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
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
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. Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health
Hospital, BTMC Behavioral, Banner Home Care/Hospice or Boswell
Skilled Nursing Facility must possess an Arizona Fingerprint
Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the
duration of their employment. Employees working at Banner MD
Anderson on the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix campus
must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level
One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the
card for the duration of their employment. This is a requirement of
the Whole Family Counseling Program held at this specific facility.
Employees working in the Banner McKee Senior Behavioral Health
Inpatient Unit must possess an Colorado Fingerprint Clearance Card
at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their
Bachelor's degree preferred. Professional certification
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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