Registered Nurse RN - Outpatient Observation
Company: Banner Health
Posted on: January 24, 2023
Outpatient Observation Unit
$15,000 Sign-On Bonus!
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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 7a-7:30p.
$15,000 Sign-On Bonus offered to candidates with 12 months OOU, PCU
or Med/Surg RN experience, with a 24 month commitment.
Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at
Banner Health. This opportunity includes the option to participate
in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits.
If you are a New Graduate Nurse with less than 12 months of
experience, please visit the main job search page and under the Job
Type filter, select New Nurse Experience
Located on an 80-acre campus in Mesa, Arizona, Banner Desert
Medical Center is one of Arizona's largest and most comprehensive
hospitals and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of
Phoenix's Best Hospitals. We provide an abundance of exceptional
opportunities with more than 600 licensed beds, including over 100
dedicated to children. Areas of excellence include high-risk
pregnancy and neonatal care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics,
cardiology, oncology and emergency medicine. With 21 operating
rooms, we offer a full range of surgical specialties and advanced
technology that includes the daVincir Surgical System. About Banner
Children's Hospital at Desert If you desire to provide the best
care possible to the most vulnerable patients, come to Banner
Children's Hospital at Desert in Mesa, Ariz. Within our 248-bed,
state-of-the-art facility, specially trained nurses, physicians and
other clinical professionals utilize the most advanced technology -
including iCare ICU monitoring and robotic surgery - to provide
high quality, child-friendly, family-centered care. Our facilities
feature a recently expanded 104-bed NICU, a 24-bed PICU, six
pediatric ORs and a 26-bed ED. We also offer dedicated pediatric
rehab, radiology, oncology and hematology capabilities. With
clinical diversity, exceptional training programs and a supportive
culture, this is a place where you can grow in your career as you
help our very special patients.
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 status.
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 . click apply for full
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