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RN - L&d

Company: Universal Health Services
Location: Enid
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:


The RN has multiple roles and functions including care-giver, decision-maker, client advocate, manager, rehabilitator, comforter, communicator, and teacher. The functions include assessment of the nursing needs of the patient, initiation of the plan of care of nurse action, implementation of the plan of care and the evaluation of the process, by use of the nursing process. The Standards of Practice set forth by the professional nursing associations provide guidelines for the competent, safe and professional practice. The RN promotes the dignity and quality of the nursing care given to the patient.

* Involves the patient and family psychosocial, spiritual, emotional, population specific, and diversity needs in care assessment.
* Constructs and implements the plan of care using nursing knowledge and skill. Integrates direct and indirect patient care activities related to the diagnosis and co-morbidities.
* Coordinates the implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care for assigned patients. Develops goals, treatment plans, and discharge plans that meet individual patient/family needs.
* Consistently completes hourly rounds with purpose to strengthen nurse communication, improve safety, and anticipate patient needs (i.e. pain, re-positioning, toileting). Rounds with purpose including pro-actively evaluating the environment to ensure it is patient friendly and patient safe.
* Collaborates with the patient's designated care partner to meet the educational, physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of the patient.
* Actively participates in bedside report (as appropriate) to ease anxiety and address important points of care, concerns, and progress with the patient/family.
* Provides patients with caregiver name and contact information each shift.
* Provides care that is respectful of and responsive to the patient values in clinical decision making.
* Supports and informs the patient and family of hospital specific components of the Patient Centered Care Delivery model. Examples may include informing the family of open medical record policy, supports open family visitation, family presence during resuscitation and other invasive procedures and promotes a quiet environment.
* Acts with integrity, consistency, and respect for differing views.
* Assumes role of team member, charge nurse or team leader based on the need and/or situation.
* Follows communication practices that minimize risks associated with handoffs among providers, and across transitions in care utilizing the SBAR process.
* Leads or participates in the design and implementation of systems that support effective teamwork.
* Empowers contributions of others who play a role in helping patients/families achieve health goals.
* Solicits input from other team members to improve individual, as well as team, performance.
* Initiates actions to resolve conflict.
* Demonstrates the ability to formulate questions that address clinical issues.
* Demonstrates proficiency in completing an evidence-based practice literature search.
* Analyzes best evidence to address a clinical question.
* Translates evidence into clinical practice through the consistent use of knowledge and evidence. Can verbalize obstetrical core measures.
* Utilizes clinical reasoning and knowledge based on evidence-based practice outcomes and research studies as the basis for decision making and comprehensive patient care.
* Demonstrates quality through accurate documentation of the nursing process in a responsible, accountable manner.
* Demonstrates quality through accurate documentation of core measures and concurrent use of tools and resources to ensure high compliance is achieved (core measure checklist, double checks, etc.).
* Utilizes the results of quality improvement activities to initiate changes in nursing practice and care delivery.
* Understands and analyzes unit metrics to understand how individual practice, continuing education, and process improvement is necessary to improve the quality of practice.
* Participates in efforts to minimize cost and eliminate waste and unnecessary duplication.
* Utilizes policies, procedures, and evidence-based guidelines to improve the quality of practice.
* Participates in interdisciplinary teams to evaluate clinical care or services.
* Demonstrates competent clinical skills, critical thinking, and nursing judgment.
* Participates in HRU activities.
* Follows facility policies and procedures to promote patient safety (i.e. safe medication administration, equipment safety practices, radiation safety, fire prevention, etc).
* Reports errors (facility and unit) to promote analysis of errors and design of prevention or system improvements.
* Utilizes appropriate patient safety strategies to prevent human errors (checklists, forced functions, software calculations, mandatory fields, etc.).
* Demonstrates effective use of technology and standardized practices to promote safety.
* Attends yearly competency training for high risk volume skills and policy review.
* Demonstrates throughout the year, understanding and knowledge of high risk low volume skills and policies.
* Navigates the patient's electronic health record to accurately enter and locate appropriate information.
* Demonstrates sound judgment to increase or decrease the frequency of data collection based upon the patient's clinical condition and data trends.
* Incorporates patient data from multiple sources to identify problems and assure timely and appropriate intervention.
* Ensures the confidentiality and security of patient information while advocating for and involving the patient as appropriate.
* Participates in the collection of data to support nursing research and evidence based nursing practice.
* Maximizes the capabilities of the electronic clinical information system to enhance clinical decision and care planning.
* Participates in required chart audits for ongoing HRU.
* Makes discretionary patient care decisions/interventions independently within the scope of practice (selects a course of action consistent with the patient's needs and is accountable for decisions). Is self-directed and decision oriented.
* Practices interdependently, utilizing the skills and observations of team members appropriately.
* Practices with respect and dignity and advocates for the patient.
* Facilitates problem resolution among peers and unlicensed team members when behaviors and decisions are not within the range of expected actions.
* Prioritizes and delegates care appropriately.
* Evaluates changes in the patient condition and reports significant findings to the physician. Involves all disciplines, patient & family to coordinate effective medical and nursing interventions including rescue to achieve positive outcomes.
* Performs other duties as required and assigned.


* Current RN licensure from the State of Oklahoma.
* ADN required, BSN preferred
* Up to 3 years' experience preferred.
* BLS required until ACLS obtained.
* ACLS required within 6 months of hiring.
* NRP required within 6 months of hiring.
* Completion of Basic Fetal Heart Monitoring Program (ED:FETALM) (Relias) before orientation completion (usually 90 days). No renewal date.
* Completion of Intermediate AWHONN Fetal Monitoring Program (ED:AWOHNN) within 6 months of employment. No renewal date.
* Case studies as required through OBHRU
* Healthcare Provider Law reviewed and signed within first 14 days of employment required.
* Must successfully complete the pre-employment assessment.
* Basic computer skills required.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates with matching skillset and experience with the best possible career at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Enid , RN - L&d, Healthcare , Enid, Oklahoma

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