RN PATIENT CARE

Bayhealth New Castle, DE

About the Job


4A is a well established team of RNs and ancillary staff, practicing on the 4th floor at Bayhealth Medical Center, Kent Campus. Our unit is comprised of 28 private rooms, boasting large exterior windows allowing the sunshine in, and a sofa/bed in every room.


For safety, rooms are equipped with over the bed ceiling lifts. To provide the best patient care, our nursing staff are driven to possess Bachelor's degrees or higher, and to achieve certification. Our unit serves both Med-Surg and IMC level patient's (Acuity Adaptable), helping eliminate the need to frequently transfer patients in and out. For our oncology population, we offer inpatient chemotherapy nursing services. In keeping with our Planetree philosophy of care, our setting offers an EPIC electronic health record, bedside charting, and bedside shift report. Our unit is comprised of two separate wings, 4 East and 4 West, which combine to make the 4A team. Our team has an active nurse led Shared Governance, staff involved scheduling, and active unit workgroups to get involved with. New staff joining our team are supported by skilled Clinical Coordinators, an Onboarding Specialist, knowledgeable and skilled preceptors, a well-designed orientation process, and clear objectives. A Nurse Residency is also in place to support our new graduates to learn and excel.

General Summary

The Registered Nurse provides professional nursing care to patients within a assigned unit with a commitment to quality and safety. Professional nursing practices, requiring specialized knowledge judgment and skill are performed using the process in accordance with hospital policy, procedures and nursing philosophy.

Essential Functions & Accountabilities

1. Develops a patient centered plan of care based on individualized needs.

2. Performs nursing interventions to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

3. Demonstrates quality, safe and effective patient care.

4. Exhibits positive interactions to promote a healthy work environment.

5. Demonstrates standards of excellence which includes practicing nursing with core values of compassion, accountability, respect, teamwork and integrity.

6. Demonstrates understanding and executes quality and performance improvement plans. (only for RN evaluation)

7. Participates in decision making and takes actions based on ethical principles. (only for RN evaluation)

8. Provides timely and accurate documentation of patient care.

9. All other duties as assigned within the scope and range of job responsibilities.

Item #8 - To be added to ALL job descriptions as last item

Item #8 - To be added to ALL job descriptions as last item

Item #8 - To be added to ALL job descriptions as last item


Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum

Preferred

Education:

*Associate Degree /Graduate of an accredited nursing program/university

*Must commit to a BSN within timeframe as indicated upon interview

BSN

Experience:

Must have 1 year of RN experience or completed all Bayhealth Novice RN competencies

1 year experience in relevant specialty

Computer/Software Knowledge:

Computer literacy with experience in electronic documentation

Experience with EPIC HER documentation

Licensure/Certification

Current DE RN licensure or eligibility to obtain prior to job offer

BLS required

*ACLS / PALS may be required per manager's direction and timeframe

*Commit to seeking specialty certification within time frame as indicated during interview

Nursing certification in relevant specialty