Provide high quality, age and population specific, direct clinical care according to the Scope of Service for the Extraordinary Events department and within Wyoming Nursing license. Demonstrates knowledgeable nursing skills to implement ideal,
evidence based, best practice, patient care through on-going updates and education. Maintains safe and knowledgeable practice with use of equipment and technology. Acts as a resource on the unit and throughout the organization and assists
other departments as requested. Utilizes resource to minimize risks and promote safety. Adheres to and practices the St. John’s Health Corporate Compliance Program and participates in Performance Improvement activities.
Covid-19 Specific Functions
Administers nasophraryngeal swab tests
Performs telephone triage related to Covid-19 testing via the Nurse Hotline
Obtains and reviews all patient data using observational, interviewing, interpretation and critical thinking skills for all patients to develop an individualized, safe plan of care. Identifies risk factors and provides interventions for safe patient care and environment. Implements measures to prevent injury from environmental hazards. Ensures equipment is functioning properly before use and reports malfunctioning equipment according to unit procedures. Follows hospital policies and established safe practices such as National Patient Safety Goals, CDC guidelines, fall risk assessments, proper techniques for nursing interventions, and nurse hand off protocols. Initiates and completed Event Reports for unexpected outcomes and near misses.
Direct Patient Care
Incorporates teaching/education into all aspects of patient care and nursing practice. Assesses age and population specific and developmentally appropriate patient and family education needs. Assesses readiness to learn based on patient
perception, education level and expectation of care. Initiates and incorporates patient and family education onto the plan of care. Provides clear information to assist the patient to make informed decisions. Encourages patients’ active involvement in their care. Communicates status report to patient’s family as appropriate.
Assists and completes daily routines (i.e. crash cart checks, narcotic counts, glucometer controls). Keeps department clean, orderly and stocks daily. May function in the charge nurse role and accepts increased supervisory responsibilities as
requested. Uses supplies and equipment within safe parameters, Acts as a resource to others. Delegates responsibly. Floats to other departments as needed. Keeps competencies current.
Required Licenses: Current RN License with the authority to practice in the State of Wyoming and BLS required at time of hire.
Outdoor (tent) testing unit. Use of PPE required per CDC guidelines. Some office, computer, and phone work also required. Frequent stressful situations. May float to other units. Must be on-site at the St. John’s Health Campus or other facilities to fulfill the responsibilities of this role.
75% of time standing and walking. Irregular work hours, meals and breaks. Must possess sight/hearing senses to meet job requirements. Intermittent sitting and computer use. Must possess the ability to lift, push, pull and move patients, equipment and supplies. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Reports to: Direct of Medical Surgical Services
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