Neuroscience Care Unit RN Critical PRN
Company: Las Palmas Medical Center
Location: El Paso
Posted on: February 19, 2021
Description SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem
About Las Palmas Medical Center Las Palmas Medical Center offers
comprehensive services and special expertise in Emergency Room
Medicine (Level III Trauma), Cardiology, Women's Services, Labor &
Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care, Neuroscience, Pediatric care,
and Wound Care Management. Las Palmas Medical Center is also the
only Kidney Transplant Center in the Region. Las Palmas
Rehabilitation Hospital is a separate facility with newly renovated
patient rooms, exercise equipment and cafeteria. The physicians,
nurses and staff at our 325-bed facility are committed to caring
for our community with compassionate, quality healthcare.
Benefits We offer an excellent total compensation package, for
various positions including competitive salary, excellent benefit
package and growth opportunities. Your benefits include
participation of 401k. We believe in our team and your ability to
do excellent work with us. We would love to talk to you about this
POSITION SUMMARY: The RN staff nurse provides direct nursing care
in accordance with established policies and procedures of Las
Palmas Medical Center and the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners. In
collaboration with the patient, the patient's family and other
members of the health care team, the clinical RN assesses, plans,
implements, evaluates and coordinates treatment plans. POPULATION
SERVED: The Neuroscience RN staff nurse provides direct critical
neuroscience nursing care in accordance with established policies
and procedures of Las Palmas Medical Center. In collaboration with
the patient, the patient's family and other members of the health
care team, the clinical RN assesses, plans, implements, evaluates,
delegates and coordinates treatment plans and the plan of care.
Core competencies will be assessed primarily on the following
patient population(s) served: Acute medical/surgical care of
diseases and conditions including but not limited to:
cardiovascular (cardiac medical only) pulmonary, neuro, GI, GU,
skeletal/muscular, renal, ortho conditions and diseases including
but not limited to: AMI, CAD, PVD, CVA/TIA, COPD, CHF, shock, renal
failure, metabolic disorders, etc. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Demonstrates knowledge and application of the nursing process
for Neuroscience patients of appropriate ages in each assigned
areas; i.e. craniotomies, pituitary surgical patients, ischemic
stoke classification, VP shunts and cervical and lumber
- Assesses and monitors and recognizes changes in the patient's
behavioral, neurological and physiological status; takes
appropriate action based on assessment.
- Utilizes professional skills and judgment in delivering and/or
delegating care for patients.
- Assists with unit employee process activities, including
orientation, professional development.
- Provides for the processing of patients transitions thru
department, and movement of patients to other levels of care; i.e.
- Assists in the Performance Improvement activities of the
department, such as pain, adaptation, mobility, and outcomes.
- Educates the patient/family based on individual needs. Will
need 10 hours of stroke education per year.
- Provides and ensures patient safety at all times.
- Specializes in the care of patient's with biopsychosocial
alteration due to nervous system dysfunction.
- Responsible for maintaining and meeting AANN and JCAHO
- Other duties as assigned within scope and practice of
licensure. Qualifications Required Licensure/Certifications: BCLS
ACLS (employee will have 30 days to renew certifications upon
returning from a LOA)
TX RN license or compact State Nursing license required
Required Education: Completion of RN/LVN program leading to
Required Experience: None
Preferred Education, Licensure, Certification, Experience, Skills,
Knowledge and Abilities:
Preferred experience as RN in Critical Care, Med-Surg., Orthopedic
Surgery and Neurology
ACLS certification within 6 months of employment for new
Effective communication skills; both orally and written.
Computer skills; i.e. word-processing systems used by Las Palmas
Ability to work with others within a team to ensure quality patient
Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Ability to move an excess of 100 pounds, with assistance from other
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