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New Grad RN - Resident I - Pulmonary Stepdown

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Join Us: The G91 Pulmonary /Integrated Care Unit at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus is part of Cleveland Clinic Health Systems Respiratory Institute. We are a 34 bed unit who services higher acuity pulmonary step-down patients. We care for those who have end stage disease processes such as COPD, asthma, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. In addition, we are the destination unit for patients who undergo balloon angioplasty of the pulmonary artery for symptom management of chronic thromboemboli. Our dedicated nurses are highly trained to care for patients with tracheostomy, difficult airways, chest tubes, high flow oxygen, IV prostacyclin therapy via CADD pump, BiPAP and CPAP, home ventilators, and conventional ventilators. All rooms have bedside monitoring capability, along with the option to monitor remotely with telemetry.With a patient's first mentality, nursing staff participates in daily rounds with our pulmonary physicians, advanced practice providers, case management, and respiratory therapy to meet patient care goals and to assist with discharge planning. Our highly motivated team is committed to providing our patients with quality, compassionate care. The unique approach to multidisciplinary rounding at the bedside, combined with giving bedside handoff report is well received and appreciated by our patients.The nursing staff on G 91 is highly engaged and committed to quality outcomes. We boast a very successful Shared Governance, who has worked to promote staff satisfaction and address practice issues. Through the leadership and mentoring of our CNS/educator team, we host biannual unit specific hands on competency days. We also engage staff with critical thinking rounds and new caregiver roundtables.We follow the Cleveland Clinic Nursing Institute's mission: "To be the global leader in the professional practice of nursing through education, research, innovation, collaboration and quality where compassionate caregivers excel and patients are first."Unit Highlights:

  • 10 Private rooms
  • 34 Step-down beds
  • Higher acuity/MICU step-down
  • Full monitoring capability in every bed space
  • Designated respiratory therapists on unit
  • Pulmonary service and General Internal Medicine patients
  • Assistant Nurse Manager and Nurse Manager availability 24/7
  • ANCC Magnet Designated HospitalResponsibilities:
    • Participates in a residency core curriculum based on their individual learning needs.
    • Provides direct nursing care, alongside a coach, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
    • Establishes and/or revises priorities for patient care activities based on the following: acuity of need, patient preference, and resource availability.
    • Initiates and/or maintains interventions to assure continuity of safe/effective care for patients.
    • Responds to data indicating risk to individual's health and initiates action to correct, reduce, or prevent the risk.
    • Seeks supervision, consultation, assistance when unable to perform safely and independently.
    • Complies with established hospital/department personnel policies.
    • Uses communication strategies in order to achieve desirable outcomes.
    • Documents in patient's medical record according to established guidelines.
    • Other duties as assigned.Education:
      • Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.
      • BSN preferredCertifications:
        • Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
        • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).
        • 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.
        • Any registered nurse or advanced practice nurse must obtain a cancer specific certification or demonstrate ongoing qualifying education within the timeframe of the facilities accreditation cycle, if they work in medical oncology, radiation oncology, cancer center or cancer clinic and/or administer chemotherapy within an accredited Cleveland Clinic facility.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:
            • New grad or less than one year RN work experience or if experience RN moving from non-inpatient to acute direct care clinical inpatient setting with less than one year current acute direct patient care RN experience.Physical Requirements:
              • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
              • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
              • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
              • Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.
              • 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 objects.
              • Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.Personal Protective Equipment:
                • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.** Full-Time positions
                  Day/Night Rotation (7am - 7:30pm & 7pm - 7:30am)
                  Weekend and Holiday Rotations

                  Participates in a residency core curriculum based on their individual learning needs. Provides direct nursing care, alongside a coach, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland , New Grad RN - Resident I - Pulmonary Stepdown, Healthcare , Cleveland, Ohio

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