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BLH Bronson LakeView Hospital
Registered Nurse BLH FLoat FT 7p-3:30a .
Under general supervision and in accordance with the policies,
procedures and guidelines established within the organization, the
unit, and the Michigan Public Health Code, the registered nurse
manages the care delivery for patients in the organization
throughout the length of stay to achieve quality outcomes and
timely discharge by the following: utilizing the nursing process of
assessment, planning, diagnosing, implementation and evaluation;
coordinating the care provided by other professionals; delegating
selected acts, tasks or functions that fall within the scope of
professional nursing practice and the abilities of patient care
assistants and universal service assistants; providing selected
aspects of physical care within the scope of professional nursing
practice as appropriate given the patient's level of acuity and
complexity of care required; and documenting and communicating
during each tour of duty the patient's response to care provided,
consumption of resources and anticipated needs. Employees providing
direct patient care must demonstrate competencies specific to the
Associate's degree in Nursing required
Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred, must obtain within 5
years of hire
As of December 29, 2013, any nurse hired by Bronson who does not
hold a BSN (or higher nursing degree) will be given five years from
date of hire date to obtain. If, after five years, the nurse has
not met this requirement, employment will be terminated.
Bronson South Haven Specific- Effective July 1, 2017 all new
hires are expected to successfully obtain their BSN within 5 years
of hire date.
Current RN license in the state of Michigan required
BLS certification required by completion of core orientation
Critical care or ALS as well as other certifications may be
required for some RNs, unit specific
Bronson South Haven Specific:
Emergency Department: SALT triage, ESI Triage, and NIH Stroke
Scale to be completed within 90 days of hire date. Advanced Cardiac
Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Trauma Nursing
Core Course (TNCC only required for FT and part -time nurses)
within 6 months of hire date. Special Care Unit: All nurses in
department will need to have Pediatric Advance Life Support
certification within 6 months of hire.
Current driver's license in the state of Michigan and proof of
insurance required for BAH
- Ability to read, interpret, and analyze data from various
computer systems and equipment in order to set an appropriate plan
- Must be able to constantly communicate both verbally, in
writing and electronically
Work which produces high levels of mental/visual fatigue, e.g.,
interactive and repetitive or small detailed work requiring
alertness and concentration for sustained periods of time, the
operation of and full attention to a personal computer or CRT
between 40 and 70 percent of the time. Involves regularly lifting
of bulky or moderately heavy weights (i.e., up to 50 pounds), and
occasionally assisting with heavier tasks or expending the
equivalent effort in pushing, pulling, or otherwise handling
material, equipment, and other objects.
Standards of Practice:
- The registered nurse collects comprehensive data pertinent to
the patients' health or the situation.
o Assesses the patient's physical and developmental needs
o Analyzes assessment data to identify appropriate patient
o Documents nursing history and age appropriate
physical/emotional needs/strengths for assigned patients
o Reviews vital signs to assess condition of patient and detect
deviations from normal.
- The registered nurse analyzes the assessment data to determine
patient problems or issues
o Uses the assessment data to identify patient problems
o Confirms problems with patient and family when appropriate
o Documents the expected outcomes and plan of care related to
the problems through use of the clinical pathway and outcome
- The registered nurse identified expected outcomes for a plan
individualized to the patient
o Utilizes the patient/family input when defining outcomes.
Incorporates the patient values, ethical and cultural
o Coordinates discharge planning for outcomes not achieved
utilizing the continuum of care available.
- The registered nurse develops a plan that prescribes
interventions to attain expected outcomes.
o Incorporates clinical pathways into the plan when
o Develops individualized interventions with patient input when
o Considers data from other members of the healthcare team when
developing the plan of care
- The registered nurse implements the identified plan.
o Implements appropriate interventions.
o Administers prescribed medication and treatment in accordance
with approved nursing techniques and polices
o Utilizes evidence-based interventions specific to the patients
o Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of the
o Initiates a patient education plan according to the
individualized needs of the patient, and coordinates the
implementation of the plan.
o Manages the care plan for patients by organizing and
delegation patient care interventions to be implemented. Evaluates
the effectiveness of care given by self and others.
- The registered nurse evaluates progress toward attainment of
the expected outcomes
o Evaluates the effectiveness of the planned interventions and
the patient response toward achievement of the expected
o Documents the patient response toward the expected
Standards of Professional Performance:
- The registered nurse systematically evaluates the quality and
effectiveness of nursing practice.
o Participates in quality improvement activities
o Uses the results of quality improvement activities to initiate
changes in nursing practice.
- The registered nurse attains knowledge and competency that
reflects current nursing practice.
o Participates in ongoing educational activities related to
appropriate knowledge and professional issues.
o Maintains professional records that provide evidence of
competency and continued ongoing educational activities.
- The registered nurse evaluates one's own nursing practice in
relation to professional practice standards and guidelines,
relevant statues, rules and regulations.
o Provides age appropriate care in a culturally and ethnically
o Participates in self-evaluation, identifying areas of
strengths as well as areas benefiting from professional
o Participates in systematic peer review as appropriate.
- The registered nurse interacts with and contributes to the
professional development of peers and colleagues.
o Shares knowledge and skills with peers and colleagues
o Maintains compassionate and caring relationships with peers
o Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.
- The registered nurse collaborates with patient, family, and
others in the conduct of nursing practice.
o Partners with the multiple health disciplines to effect change
and generate positive outcomes for the patient and family, based on
the plan of care.
- The registered nurse integrates ethical provisions in all areas
o Delivers care in a manner that preserves and protects patient
autonomy, dignity, confidentiality and rights.
o Demonstrates a commitment to connecting with self and others
through relationship centered care giving.
o Serves as a patient advocate
- The registered nurse integrates research finding into
o Uses research to improve the health of patients and the
o Participates in the various levels of research based on their
level of education. Such activities may include: identifying
clinical problems, participating in data collection, participating
in the research committee, sharing research activities/finding with
others, conducting research, analyzing data and trends of nursing
practice to develop changes in nursing practice and utilizes
evidence based practice in the development of policies, procedures
and standards of practice in patient care.
- The registered nurse considers factors related to safety,
effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in the planning and
delivery of nursing services.
o Assigns or delegates tasks based on the needs and condition of
the patient, potential for harm, complexity of the nursing
activity, required problem solving and innovation, predictability
of outcome, extent of patient interaction
o Assists the patient and family in becoming informed consumers
about the options, costs, risks and benefits of treatments and
- The registered nurse provides leadership in the professional
practice setting and the profession.
o Participated in nursing councils, hospital and unit based
committees as appropriate.
o Attends at least 50% of unit staff meetings
o Works to create and maintain professional, healthy work
environment when representing Bronson in all settings (local,
regional or nationally)
Scheduled Weekly Hours
6400 General Care Unit (BLH)
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