Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents nursing care in accordance with facility and departmental policies and in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice. This position is accountable for the quality of nursing services delivered by self or others who are under his/her direction.
Graduate of an accredited RN program; excellent written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of scope and role of the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician and Unit Clerk
A valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse within the state of Louisiana
American Heart Association Basic Life Support or completion within 90 days of employment
ACLS certification within 3 months of hire
Recognizes typical and atypical signs of post-surgical complications.
Recognizes signs of end-of-life/palliative/LOPA patients and provides care accordingly.
Recognizes abnormal results and collaborate with charge nurse or provider to initiate follow-up
Promptly and accurately administers medications
Documentation reflects nursing care given
Consistently observes, validates, analyzes and communicates patient response to medical and nursing care
Participates in the education of otherÂ
Previous Critical Care (ICU) experience or Prefer 1 year Med/Surg experience
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.