LCMC Health RN/Staff Nurse in New Orleans, Louisiana

For 165 years, Touro has been in the vanguard of medical excellence. As one of New Orleans' most enduring monuments, Touro Infirmary stands for stability. Tens of thousands of babies have been born here, and we've treated more than a million people. Our modern facilities utilize the latest technology. Touro offers a full range of services including emergency services, preventive diagnostics, surgical care, women’s services, cardiology, cancer treatment, rehabilitation, imaging, orthopedics, stroke care and more. In its history, Touro Infirmary has cared for generations of New Orleanians. Our patients and the community can count on our ongoing commitment the health and wellbeing for generations to come.

Job Summary: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being preformed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. LCMC/Touro Infirmary reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.

POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of the job is to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care based on standards of care and the policies of Touro Infirmary. The RN/Staff delegates to professional and non-professional personnel involved in the delivery of patient care.

POSITION DUTIES:

  • Facilitates and maintains a safe environment for patients and others. Performs the priority technical procedures required by the area/department/assignment safely, effectively, efficiently, and legally.

  • Utilizes the nursing process to deliver patient care. Establishes and/or revises priorities for patient care activities based on the following: acuity of the need, resource availability, customer/patient preference/request, and other departmental needs. Problem recognition and management in indicating actual risk to the individual's health, initiates action to correct, reduce or prevent the risk. Gives a rationale for actions or decisions based on one or more of the following: scientific principles/logic, successful experience, intuition, and/or standards of practice/protocols. Develops a plan of care for assigned patients and/or revises bases on effectiveness, efficiency, and/or patient feedback.

  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to identify actions to improve patient care. Seeks supervision, consultation, assistance when unable to perform effectively or safely independently. Uses interpersonal-communication strategies with individuals that are intended to achieve: desirable/acceptable outcomes/responses and perception of satisfaction by those involved. Uses internal and/or external resources to resolve and/or prevent problems that cannot be managed independently.

  • Facilitates continuity of patient care. Initiates and/or maintains job specific interventions to assure continuity of safe, effective, care for patients including medication management and patient education. Complies with established hospital/departmental and personnel policies. Documents, consistent with established guidelines.

  • Delegates safely and appropriately to other team members to accomplish direct patient care or support activities. Decision based upon: acuity/complexity of activity; competency of recipient; ability to supervise; scope of practice.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS: Education: Required: Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program.

Preferred: BSN

Experience: Required: 2 years for a flex RN position

Preferred: 1 year in a related clinical area

License/Certification: Required: Basic Life Support/CPR , Fetal Heart Monitoring(AHWONN) , Neonatal Advance Life Support , Registered Nurse Preferred: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, to be completed within 6 months of start date

Touro Infirmary is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.