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Registered Nurse, Clinical Decision Unit

Company: Baptist Health System KY & IN
Location: Mayfield
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:Full-time, Nights5F is the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) primarily serving as an Observation Unit with 29 telemetry beds. Primary patient population is cardiac, medicine, and pre and post cardiac procedures. Patients are predominantly placed from the ED, Cath Lab, and Direct Admissions that meet CDU criteria.The Registered Nurse (RN) implements professional nursing practice centered on the patient as a whole person and the creation of a caring environment focused on healing and wellness. S/he honors patients' mind, body and spirit by respecting human dignity and the uniqueness of each individual. Nursing practices are based on evidence and current research as well as hospital and department policies and procedures, regulatory standards and professional guidelines. Clinical decision-making incorporates all four phases of the nursing process, critical thinking and creativity. Nursing excellence is promoted through helping relationships among nursing staff and across other disciplines. The Registered Nurse (RN) is an exemplar for compassion, acceptance, respect, and empathy honoring nursing as a distinct discipline and supporting an environment focused on healing and wellness. As a clinical nurse, this individual spends majority of his/her time (> 50%) coordinating, ensuring and providing direct patient care activities on the unit through: provision of nursing rounds, assessments and treatments; facilitating admission,transfer and discharge activities; provision of patient and family-centered education; care coordination and individualized treatment planning as applicable, etc.Minimum Education, Experience, Training, and Licensures Required: Current RN licensure or work permit in Kentucky Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university. In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, an Associate's Degree in Nursing will be acceptable for initial hire with the understanding that the individual must be enrolled within 12 months in a Bachelors Degree program and must have achieved the degree within 5 years. This supports the organizational goal of 80% of all nurses obtaining a bachelor's degree or higher by 2020. Basic Life Support ACLS/PALS/NRP and successful completion of dysrhythmia class as required by department of assignmentIf you would like to be part of a growing family focused on supporting clinical excellence, teamwork and innovation, we urge you to apply now!Employees will be expected to comply with Baptist Health's infectious disease and vaccination policies, which include but may not be limited to compliance with BHS' mandatory vaccination policies for influenza and COVID unless reasonable accommodations are needed under applicable lawBaptist Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Keywords: Baptist Health System KY & IN, Clarksville , Registered Nurse, Clinical Decision Unit, Healthcare , Mayfield, Tennessee

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