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RN-Acute Care

Palmetto Health Columbia, SC
  • Posted: June 03, 2019
  • Full-Time

**This position is eligible for the $5,000 sign-on bonus for qualified
RN's! **
7 West - A 30-bed Telemetry/nephrology unit. We have 22 telemetry beds
to monitor patients that do not have a primary cardiac diagnosis. We do
pre and post care for the hemodialysis patients and administer
peritoneal dialysis to our patients throughout the hospital. We have a
large population of general medical-surgical patients.
\* "The Nurse Manager on 7W at Prisma Health Richland made me feel at
home during my time on 7 west. He is welcoming-- always friendly,
approachable, and reachable, attentive to both patient needs and
encouraging and supportive of his staff. He is often present on the
floor rather than tucked away in his office, helping facilitate care and
maintaining a positive atmosphere. He and his nurses made my experience
there a pleasant one I won't forget.** "* E.D.
Position Summary:
Provides direct and indirect nursing care to assigned patients. Works
under the direct and indirect supervision of the Nurse Manager or
designee but is independent in the application of nursing knowledge and
skills. Manages clinical situations for which he/she is responsible.
All team members are responsible for bringing life to our Purpose
Statement - Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference -
through every action and every interaction at work.
Assessment: Collects patient data and completes required forms with
appropriate responses according to unit standards; identifies patient's
problems/needs and sets priorities; identifies problems requiring
further referral and/or follow-up; interprets and records latest
diagnostic results; performs nursing assessment using critical thinking
Planning Care: Develops a plan of care based on nursing process and
which incorporates the plans of other disciplines and continuing care
needs; includes the patient/family in developing or revising the plan of
care; makes referrals to multidisciplinary support services.
Implementing/Managing Care: Care provided conforms to accepted practice
standards; provides treatments/procedures and other care as prescribed
and according to patient care standards; demonstrates understanding of
age-related characteristics and needs of patients served; explains
nursing procedures; provides discharge teaching; identifies emergency
situations and independently initiates advanced therapy; acts as an
advocate and coordinator of patient care with other health care
personnel and evaluates patient care measures instituted; understands
and demonstrates respect for patient rights and utilizes established
mechanisms for management of ethical issues in patient care.
Evaluation: Records patient care delivered as planned and any variation,
with appropriate rationale; makes and records observations related to
impending or associated problems; implements nursing measures related to
impending or associated problems.
Leadership: Using nursing process, delegates nursing care to appropriate
personnel; integrates cost effective measures into nursing practice;
recognizes unit problems and takes responsibility for documenting same;
demonstrates active participation in QI processes; complies with
hospital expectations to meet staffing demands based on patient care
needs; complies with policies addressing safe working conditions;
monitors unsafe working conditions; recognizes inappropriate patient
care management and refers to immediate supervisor; fulfills call for
unit as assigned and completes under supervision unit tasks specified as
leadership role responsibilities with appropriate documentation.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing program and
approved by the South Carolina State Board of Nursing required.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred. Work experience may NOT
substitute for education requirement.
Number and type of team members supervised: Licensed and non-licensed
Licensure, registry or certification required: RN currently licensed in
South Carolina; Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare
Providers) required prior to start date directly through the American
Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the military. (To
register: Blended Learning or In Person BLS through the[ American Red
or Classroom or Skills Session BLS through the[ American Heart
Certification must include an in-person skills session.)
Special training: Must possess knowledge and skills necessary to treat
patients and other training as required by department.

Palmetto Health


Columbia, SC
29240 USA

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