New Grad or Experienced RN - Observation
Company: Cleveland Clinic
Posted on: November 23, 2021
Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established
policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare
organization.We are proud that Hillcrest Hospital is a Magnet
Hospital; the highest honor an organization can receive for
professional nursing practice. With 500 beds, we ensure our nursing
caregivers have the tools they need to grow both professionally and
personally. With Shared Governance and a Professional Practice
Model, Cleveland Clinic ensures our nurses have the authority and
autonomy they need to care for their patients.The 38-bed
Observation/Medical-Surgical Unit at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest
Hospital provides services for adult patients who require expedited
evaluation to determine appropriate inpatient/outpatient
intervention. The Observation Unit is a fast-paced unit that
provides relationship-based, compassionate care for our patients.
Rapid, focused assessments are designed to maximize patient
outcomes and expectations. Our dedicated nursing team provides
diagnostic evaluations, screenings and bedside therapies as
appropriate in addition to providing education about disease
process and treatment plans for patients and their families. The
following treatment modalities may be utilized in the treatment of
patients meeting criteria for observation status: IV therapy,
nutritional support and spiritual support. For stable patients, the
following treatment modalities may be used: cardiac, respiratory,
GI/GU and evaluation to rule out stroke/TIA, trauma, and vascular
conditions.Unit Highlights 38-Bed Unit Fast-Paced Environment ANCC
Magnet Designated HospitalResponsibilities:
- Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established
policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
Implements and monitors patient care plans.
- Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as
- Monitors and documents patient's condition and effectiveness
and timeliness of care and/or interventions.
- Evaluates, updates and revises plan of care to facilitate
achievement of planned and expected outcomes.
- Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for
well-coordinated patient care.
- Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance
with approved nursing protocol.
- Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders.
- Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs
with members of the healthcare team.
- Assesses educational needs of the patient and significant
others considering cultural issues and other special concerns.
- Provides teaching and educational material as appropriate.
- Validates and documents patient and family understanding of
- Maintains professional growth and development through ongoing
formal and informal education and clinical nursing study.
- Other duties as assigned.Education:
- Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing. BSN
- Current state licensure as Registered Nurse (RN).
- Proof of Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart
Association (AHA) must be presented upon hire.
- If in a Critical Care area an Advanced Cardiac Life Support
(ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) Certification must
be presented upon hire or within first year of employment.
- Within one year of hire RNs in Children's Hospital and
Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation will achieve and maintain
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart
Association (AHA) with the exception of the Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit RNs who must achieve and maintain Neonatal Resuscitation
Program (NRP) through American Heart Association (AHA) provider
status and RNs in the Special Delivery Unit, who must achieve and
maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American
Heart Association (AHA).
- ONS Chemo/Bio course complete within 1 year of employment if
employed on units inpatient and/or outpatient where chemo is
- If in an Adult/Combined EDs, ACLS upon hire or within one year
of beginning work in the Emergency Department.
- If in an ED, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through
American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire or within one year of
beginning work in the Emergency Department.
- In Dedicated Trauma Centers, Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC -
adult) or Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC - pediatric) upon
hire or within 24 months of beginning work in the Emergency
- Vascular Access Registered Nurse (VARN) program attendance
required and obtains either a Certified Registered Nurse Infusion
(CRNI) or Vascular Access Board Certified (VA-BC) certification
upon hire or within a year of hire in Peripherally Inserted Central
Catheter (PICC) areas.Complexity of Work:
- Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the
ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take
appropriate action.Work Experience:
- Minimum one year current acute care RN experience in a hospital
setting required for acute care settings.
- Minimum one year current acute care RN experience and/or
skilled nursing facility (SNF) experience required for SNF care
- Minimum one year current acute care RN experience and/or rehab
experience required for rehab care settings.
- Minimum one year current acute care RN experience and/or
Emergency Department (ED) experience required for ED settings.
- Will consider licensed military RN experience.Physical
- Requires full range of body motion including handling and
lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand
- Requires standing and walking for extended periods of
- Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
- Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular
- Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
- Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than
negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move
- Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light
Work.Personal Protective Equipment:
- Follows standard precautions using personal protective
equipment as required.Keywords: rapid, assess, cardiac, trauma,
rule, out, stroke, vascular, TIA, GI, GU, stable, short, stayThe
policy of Cleveland Clinic Health System and its system hospitals
(Cleveland Clinic Health System) is to provide equal opportunity to
all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco
free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are
followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job
offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test
positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted
by Cleveland Clinic Health System's Smoking Policy will be
permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days.Decisions
concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the
basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color,
race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation,
marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era
veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information
provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland
Clinic Health System facility.Please review the Equal Employment
Opportunity posterCleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be
an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans /
Individuals with DisabilitiesSchedule: Full Time
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