CHRISTUS Health
RN, Registered Nurse, Rapid Response, Weekend- ICU
At a glance
Location: US-TX-Texarkana Map
Posted: 01/11/2019
Closing: 02/10/2019
Degree: High School
Type: Full-Time
Experience: 3 to 5 years
CHRISTUS Health
Job description
Description

The Rapid Reponse Nurse functions as the Charge Nurse in the ICU. The RN, Charge Nurse/Rapid Response is responsible for coordination of patient care, facilitating physician interaction, medical staff collaboration, and patient flow within the department. Additionally the Care Coordinator assists with the orientation process for new associates, provides feedback regarding performance of Associates and participates in Quality Improvement activities. Duties include bed control/assignment, staffing, and various quality control audits. Other duties include responding to all stroke, falls, trauma, and critical care alerts, as well as in-house Rapid response calls. The RN, Charge Nurse/Rapid Response Nurse utilizes the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to delegate, coordinate and provide safe, therapeutic nursing care to patients/families. This individual makes independent judgement/decisions and takes action regarding a wide range of routine and complex patient issues, operating under guidelines of the Rapid Response Team Protocols.



Requirements
  • Successful completion of Diploma, ADN, BSN, or MSN training
  • BSN required.
  • Basic Computer Knowledge.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience as a critical care nurse.
  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Maintain current ACLS and BCLS and state licensure and provide the organization with verification of same.
  • CCRN must be obtained with in one year of hire date.
RN, Registered Nurse, Rapid Response, Weekend- ICU