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RN Specialty-LGMC ICU-Full Time

Lafayette General Health
Lafayette

Job Description

The registered nurse provides nursing care according to the physicians orders and in

conformance with the ANA Standards of Practice and Care, ANA Code of Ethics, unit specific

standards, patient care policies and procedures, unit specific policies and procedures, and the

Louisiana Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible and accountable for individual, autonomous

nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks and nursing activities in

accordance with the Nurse Practice Act.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The nurse may be placed in the charge nurse role.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Specialty RN will fulfill all essential duties and responsibilities of the RN job

description below as well as the following:

1. Will be a resource to other units within the hospital for specific patient care needs

including but not limited to, administering chemotherapy, providing specialized surgical/procedural

intervention and/or responding to Codes and RRTs.

2. These nurses will maintain their skills and knowledge as well as applicable certifications

within their specialty.

The Registered Nurse will perform a comprehensive nursing assessment, develop and implement a

patient treatment plan consistent with the objectives of the multi-disciplinary treatment plan

The patient and family members will be included in the patient care planning and setting of

discharge objective

Implements nursing care through services such as case management, health instructions, health

counseling, and providing care supportive to restorative of life and well being

In executing the health care regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentist, or other

authorized prescriber, the RN performs a comprehensive nursing assessment of a individual patient

consistent with established standards of care, identifies health care needs, establishes

appropriate nursing diagnosis, establishes goal to meet the identified health care need, plans

nursing care measures, documents appropriately, interprets data accurately in relation to patient

care consideration, sets priorities, communicates with all members of the health care team,

delegates nursing interventions to qualified personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing

criteria

The RN collaborates with physicians, dentists, and other health care providers in the

management of the patients care and evaluates the human responses to all interventions

Provides individualized health education to the patient and family members from admission

through discharge using any appropriate methods/resources necessary to meet the education goals,

prepares the patient for diagnostic or surgical procedures, implements holistic therapeutic

measures to promote healing and wellness

Communicates effectively with all age groups, which pertains to the patient population served

Demonstrates competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, administers treatments

as per standards, interprets normal parameters of diagnostic data, reports abnormalities of

diagnostic data in a timely manner, administers blood and blood components as per standards, and

interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to

the age-specific needs

Documents accurately and completely in the EMR and other forms as per established standards.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty

satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and

abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities

to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

Maintains current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana

Maintains current BLS Certification

ICU: ACLS required within 6 months of hire.

Emergency: ACLS required within 6 months of hire and PALS required within 12 months of hire.

Advanced certification preferred if appropriate for area of clinical practice

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Must comply with all Standards of Behavior

Prompt and regular attendance according to policy

Comply with dress code and appearance standards

Interact with patients, customers, the general public, management, and team members in a

professional, courteous, and tactful manner

Work with integrity, uphold LGHs mission, values, and maintain confidentiality in all

situations

Follow safety & security policies & procedures, immediately report suspicious activities and

unsafe conditions. Use equipment, tools & materials properly; use and/or wear appropriate personal

protective equipment (PPE)

Participate in all mandatory job training and meetings as directed

Adhere to requirements, policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or other

Hospital/Clinic practices.

Maintains satisfactory relations with other departments and nursing units.

Maintains acceptable standards of patient care.

Exercises appropriate use of Universal Precautions, personal protective equipment, and other

safety guidelines/regulations as required by OSHA and other enforcement agencies

EQUIPMENT OPERATED:

General office equipment

Computer

Diagnostic testing equipment

Various types of medical instruments & equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50

pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis

May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about

from patients rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas

SELECTION GUIDELINES:

Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s),

certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and

background checks; job related

tests may be required.

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