About the Job
University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a 275-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow's cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services. We are looking for medical professionals who are just as passionate as we are about providing the best medical care in the safest environment. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Whether you're a seasoned healthcare professional or just starting out, a career at UMC places you at the center of a dynamic community of providers, learners and staff with a singular focus on patient-centric care. We offer a state-of-the-art facility with breakthrough technology, and professionals committed to helping our community become healthier. POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of the job is to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care based on standards of care and policies. 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 interventions including medication management and patient education to assure continuity of safe, effective, care for patients. Complies with established hospital/departmental and personnel policies. Documents, consistent with established guidelines. + Delegation: 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: Preferred: 1 year of related experience hospital experience. License/Certification: Basic Life Support-HCP, Required. Registered Nurse. UMC 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.