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RN, Rapid Response Team Full Time Nights

Company: Phoebe Putney Health System
Location: Albany
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY

* The Rapid Response Team Nurse (RRT) functions under the direction of the Critical Care Nurse Manager. He/she participates in the coordination of the Rapid Response Team response. This includes the assessment of the patient, prioritization and collaboration with the Provider and Respiratory Therapist, and implementation of interventions to ensure optimal patient outcomes. The Rapid Response Nurse ensures the documentation of interventions and outcomes are complete. Ensures collaborative communication with other team members and disciplines, and delivery of safe, appropriate care to a culturally diverse population. The Rapid Response Nurse serves as a resource/support to the staff, physicians, patients, families, and other departments. The Rapid Response Team RN is responsible for MET and Code Blue calls, follow-up visits and surveillance rounds with determined population, Rapid Response Team data collection, entry and analysis, Rapid Response Team practice guidelines oversight, evaluation of patient codes and informal staff education.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelines
  • Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization
  • Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i. e. , self education, attends ongoing educational programs)
  • Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.
  • Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.
  • Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.
    WORKING CONDITIONS

    • General environment: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise level
    • May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.
    • May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.
    • May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
    • Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.
    • Long-distance or air travel as needed - not to exceed 10% travel.
    • May be scheduled as needed including overtime
      EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

      • Associate's Degree in Nursing (Required)
      • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (Preferred)
        EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

        • 2 years Critical Care or Emergency Room nursing experience (Required)
        • Previous Charge Nurse or MET team experience (Preferred)
          CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES

          • Required Certifications/Licensures: Current licensure as Registered Nurse in State of Georgia, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and Georgia Stroke Curriculm (Required)
          • Preferred Certifications/Licensures: Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR), Trauma Nurse Course Certified (TNCC)
            GENERAL SKILLS

            • Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelines
            • Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization
            • Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures
            • Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsiblity (i.e. self education, attends ongoing educational programs)
            • Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time
            • Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage or age-specific customer service skills
            • Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate
              PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

              • Have near normal vision - Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors
              • Have good-manual dexterity and eye-hand-foot coordination
              • Ability to perform - repetitive tasks/motion
                PHYSICAL DEMANDS

                • Standing - Continuously within shift (67-100%)
                • Walking - Continuously within shift (67-100%)
                • Sitting - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
                • Climbing - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
                • Bending/Stooping - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
                • Twist at waist - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
                • Pushing/Pulling - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
                • Reaching above shoulder - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
                • Lift and or carry up to 20 pounds - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
                • Lift and or carry 20 pounds or more with assistance - Frequently within shift (34-66%)

Keywords: Phoebe Putney Health System, Albany , RN, Rapid Response Team Full Time Nights, Healthcare , Albany, Georgia

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