UnityPoint Health RN Charge/Patient Flow-Acute Care in Fort Dodge, Iowa
UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge
RN Charge/Patient Flow - Acute Care
FTE: .1 (PRN, as needed)
Assign new admissions to the appropriate unit (2N, 3N, CCU, or 2 West).
Maintain awareness of discharges.
Facilitate internal transfers.
Strive to maintain census target goals and complete care teams.
Review telemetry order / level of care daily.
Enter NASH data entry at 0900, 1300, and 1700 daily.
Enter One Staff census data entry at 1400 daily.
Respond to Medical Emergency Team (MET) call and codes.
Complete Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) on nursing home patients in absence of social worker.
Participate in “Bed Availability” exercises with the Iowa Department of Public Health Health Alert Network (HAN) and National Hospital Available Beds for Emergencies (HAvBed).
Make patient assignments based on assessed patient needs, (i.e. patient acuity and the abilities/competencies of the staff).
Assign Resource Team staff at 1500 and 1900.
Reviews staffing for next shift/next day/current week. Make adjustments when needed.
Coordinates shift activities.
Maintain awareness of overtime (monitor in One Staff).
Assist with staffing needs/requests for other nursing departments, (e.g. CCU, Peds, and OB).
Supervisor nursing care in accordance with nursing standards.
Act as a resource to staff / expert clinician.
Conduct daily huddles.
Perform Crash Cart daily check.
Perform Crash Cart monthly cleaning.
Perform daily rounding on defined patient population.
Interpreter liaison/expertise (1600 – 1900 weekdays, weekends and holidays).
Answer for Guest Service Line phone calls 0700 – 1900.
Demonstrate ability to respond positively to changing circumstances, to provide leadership guidance, as well as conflict resolution and work with various staff members.
Demonstrate positive patient, family, and medical staff provider customer relation skills.
Assist with problem solving utilizing A3.
Facilitate team work.
Assist with follow up on patient/family complaint.
Review work multi-parameter report as delegated.
Assist with report to Department of Human Services for suspected abuse if social worker is unavailable.
Notify law enforcement if/when appropriate paper work is completed.
Assist with external transfers, calling receiving facility/air ambulance, and getting forms signed.
Make referral for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Home Health Care (HHC) on weekends).
Assist with finding a primary care provider (PCP) for patients without one.
Must have skills and adaptability to crosstrain to other roles as appropriate i.e., Med RN, or Care Coordinator to provide safe effective care to paitent.
- Bachelors of Science in Nursing preferred. Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing required.
Current RN Licensure in State of Iowa or applicable compact state.
Must be licensed in state of residence.
- 2 year staff nurse experience required, supervisory experience preferred.
Excels in effective and positive communications.
Promotes cooperative and team efforts.
Has a working knowledge of staffing levels and competencies.
Ability to delegate wisely, makes decisions with confidence.
Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification required.
Requisition ID: 2018-43192
Street: 802 Kenyon Rd
Name: 7020 UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Ctr
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org