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AdventHealth Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA) Full Time Days in Dade City, Florida

Description

Registered Nurse First Assist AdventHealth Dade City

Location Address: 13100 Fort King Rd, Dade City, FL 33525

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Dade City:

  • Up to $35k bonus available

  • Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI & Resuscitation (American College of Cardiology)

  • Accredited as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)

  • Primary Stroke Center Designation (AHCA)

  • Leapfrog Safety Grade A, Fall 2020

  • Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery (Blue Cross Blue Shield)

  • UnitedHealthcare Bariatric Center of Excellence (United Healthcare)

  • Lifestyle activities and community growth

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time, Day Shift. Five 8-hour shifts plus call. 6:30 am – 3:00 pm.

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and communicate patient care needs for the pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

  • Performs initial nursing assessments. Documents findings within identified time frames and activates initial plan of care.

  • Documents patients’ progress in the medical record on a regular basis including assessment and management plans.

  • Safely administers medications to patients according to hospital policy and procedures. Conducts second nurse verifications. Reconciles medication on admission and transfer.

  • Reports actual or potential medication variances as well as other patient safety issues utilizing risk master and communication chain of command.

  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.

  • Documents patients’ progress in the medical record on a regular basis including assessment and management plans.

  • Collaborates with medical staff and/or multi-disciplinary team to facilitate the recognition, research, isolation and resolution of potential patient care problems for assigned patients.

  • Provides effective handoff communication utilizing SBAR at change of shift during transfers and to assistive personnel.

  • Coordinates ongoing patient and family education and discharge planning.

  • Provides for orientation and training of employees to work routines and environment.

  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in the field to enhance practice.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of department equipment and supplies required for the care of patients.

  • Knowledgeable of emergency resuscitation measures and properly activates code team response.

  • Complies with department safety policies and procedures.

  • Responsible to help ensure that the safety and well-being of patients, family members, visitors and coworkers are maintained.

  • Follow initiatives for patient safety, including, but not limited to Universal Protocol, Hand Washing and Patient Identification.

  • Accurately transcribes and carries out physician orders. Completes telephone order read-backs.

  • Participates in unit specific and multidisciplinary Performance Improvement activities at the Hospital/Unit-based level.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Protect the health of patients, families, and employees by adhering to all infection-control policies.

  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of anesthesia blocks, arterial lines, and central lines, and epidural catheters and how to document appropriately.

  • Sets up sterile instruments and supplies, if needed, and assists the surgeon with instruments, sutures and supplies during the course of surgery.

  • Demonstrates initiative by performing other functions such as cleaning the room, including the floor, between surgeries.

  • Shares responsibility for watching and protecting sterile items and for staying in the assigned sterile area and keeping unsterile people and unsterile objects from contaminating sterile area or self.

  • Maintains proper position during all cases so as not to contaminate self and supplies or hamper progress of the surgery.

  • Assists in training new OR personnel, as requested.

  • Directly responsible for appropriate use of department equipment and supplies required in standard care of patients. Prudent use of equipment, supplies, time and personnel will prevent monetary loss or damage to resources that could be minimal or substantial.

  • Demonstrates competence in care of specimens and accurately handles specimens at all times.

  • Follows proper procedure in the event of incorrect count; reports all discrepancies to Circulating RN and surgeon and/or corrects immediately.

  • Provides and documents treatments and procedures as indicated and within the defined scope of practice

  • Prepares room in a timely manner with all anticipated instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment for each individual surgical procedure

  • Assists in positioning, prepping and draping of patients for surgical procedures

  • Prepares for procedures and anticipates needs of surgeon during intra-operative phase as appropriate.

  • Under direct supervision of the surgeon, provides assistance during procedures by: using retractors to provide exposure, providing hemostasis, and dressing the wound.

  • Regularly collaborates with other members of the nursing team, in order to maintain equipment and supplies for surgical procedures. Follows written procedures for steam sterilization; knows responsibilities and the necessity for chemical and biological monitoring.

  • Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts and good judgment within the scope of practice, reflecting knowledge of assigned case and instruments and/or trays to be pulled for the procedure.

Qualifications

What You Will Need:

  • Computer knowledge and skills

  • Minimum of one year experience as in RNFA preferred

  • Cerner medical record experienced preferred.

  • Certification as RNFA preferred

  • ADN, Diploma and/or BSN

  • RNFA Graduate

  • 4CE’s of Stroke Education

  • 2–4 years relevant clinical nurse experience preferred

  • Current Florida state Registered Nurse licensure

  • Current American Heart Association BLS certification

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse First Assist (RNFA) is accountable for coordinating the efforts of the multidisciplinary treatment team for the patients under his/her care. The RNFA is accountable for administering, supervising, coordinating, and evaluating the nursing process in the provision of care; and will strive to maintain and improve patient outcomes.

S/he is accountable for working within the parameters of the Florida Nurse Practice Act, regulatory standards, established policies, protocols and procedures; and utilizes other pertinent references as guidelines for clinical practice. S/he critically evaluates evidence for application to clinical practice in his / her area of practice.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Nursing

Organization: AdventHealth Zephyrhills and Dade City

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Travel: AdventHealth Dade City

Req ID: 21032540

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.