Registered Nurse RN - Observation Unit
Posted on: October 12, 2019
We Are Hiring RN Observation Unit - Observation Unit 001 -
Full-Time Night 36 Hours Weekly - Ascension Borgess Hospital -
Kalamazoo, MIFull time 7p-7a. Weekends and holidays per unit
rotation. Strong cardiac experience preferred.Why Join Ascension?
In Michigan, Ascension operates 15 hospitals and hundreds of
related healthcare facilities that together employ over 200,000
associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working
together to help bring patients more resources and better care.
Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided
over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living
in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to
spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the
health of individuals and communities.Ascension is a faith-based
healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through
innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading
non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is
committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all,
especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided
nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other
community benefit programs.What You Will Do As an RN Observation
Unit with Ascension Michigan, you will have the opportunity to
provide professional nursing care within Borgess Medical Center.
The practice of professional nursing is the systematic application
of specialized knowledge and skill, derived from the biological,
physical, and behavioral sciences to the care, treatment, counsel
and health teaching of individuals who are experiencing changes in
normal health processes or who require assistance in the
maintenance of health and the prevention or management of illness,
injury or disability and demonstrates this through the application
of the Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice and Standards of
Professional Performance defined by the American Nurses
Association. Recognizes that each patient is a unique individual
and has the right to quality nursing care that ensures mutual goal
setting between the Registered Nurse and the patient and assures
patient rights and privacy are protected. Recognizing personal,
interpersonal, and social systems, the nursing process facilitates
the promotion, maintenance and restoration of an individual's
health, incorporating knowledge of growth and development through
the life span.Responsibilities:
- In collaboration with the patient and/or family, and healthcare
team, participates in open discussion to identify mutual goals
based on the nursing assessment and nursing diagnosis.
- Diagnoses, treats and evaluates the human response to actual or
potential health problems/needs.
- Evaluates the outcomes of the nursing plan of care and revises
it as necessary.
- Assesses, detects, monitors and attempts to prevent
complications associated with health situations or treatment
- Implements physician's orders using nursing judgment through
nursing interventions and coordination of others to do the
- Notifies the physician of patient condition and response to
nursing intervention appropriately and documents this action.
- Responsible for insuring that patients pain is assessed,
treated, reassessed, documented and evaluated.
- Adheres to Policies and Procedures for Pain Management.
- Responsible for delegation to other licensed and unlicensed
care providers based on clinical nursing judgment and skill of the
- The above is intended to describe the general content of and
requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be
construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or
requirements.What You Will Need
- Required Credential(s):
- Advanced Life Support obtained within 12 Months (1 year) of
hire date or job transfer date.
- BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association
(AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
- Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed by the State of Michigan
obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.Education:
- The Registered Nurse must have an Associates of Applied Science
in Nursing (AAS) Degree or Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) or
RN Diploma at start date. BSN is required within six (6) years of
start date. Incumbents hired into position prior to 1/1/2015 are
grandfathered with their existing educational degrees.Work
- 1 year of clinical RN experience preferred. Cardiac experience
preferred.Equal Employment Opportunity Borgess Health is an equal
opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in
employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex,
national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital
status.Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment
only to individuals who have applied for a position using our
official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of
employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information
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