RN, Medical Surgical
Catholic Health Initiative
 Lexington, KY

Full Time, 7A-7P, Unit 3B Post Op Surgery, Saint Joseph Hospital

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That's what you'll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You'll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we'll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at Catholic Health Initiatives!

Job Summary / Purpose

Provides nursing care according to the nursing process, including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementing and evaluating. Implements appropriate nursing care interventions. Administers medications and treatments in accordance with physician orders and established nursing policies and procedures. Care provided is based on defined standards of patient care and nursing evidence-based practice.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Assumes responsibility for acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for patient care in the identified practice setting.
  • Performs assessment and analyzes patient problems and conditions using critical decisioning to determine need for standard, urgent or emergent interventions.
  • Implements and/or modifies plan of care using assessment data, standards of care and evidence based practice inclusive of nursing care coordination, appropriate patient and family education, and discharge planning. Facilitates interdisciplinary partnership in patient care.
  • Integrates ethical provisions in nursing practice and delivers care in a manner that preserves and protects patient autonomy, dignity and rights.
  • Administers medications, IV therapy, and treatments in compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates progress towards attainment of desired patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrates effective on-going observations and reassessment of patient/family and their response to the interventions and changes in condition.
  • Documents assessments and interventions in accordance with hospital policy and standards of care.
  • Utilizes resources appropriately and follows facility guidelines for documentation and charging of medical supplies and equipment.
  • Assigns or delegates tasks to designated support personnel based on needs and conditions of the patient, complexity of the task, predictability of the outcome and facility policy.
  • Collaborates with new employees and peers to support orientation, training and development opportunities. Supports the profession of nursing through support for nursing student clinical activities, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Education for Staff Job Levels

Current RN license in the State of Kentucky, BSN preferred. New hire RN's have 2 years from hire date to enroll in BSN program and it must be completed within 5 years of hire.

Required Licensure and Certifications

Current RN license in the State of Kentucky. BLS from American Heart Association required. See attached grid for required certifications.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0268380
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Market: CHI Saint Joseph Health

About Us

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Chances are, you're here because you're looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We're confident you'll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation's largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic

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