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Registered Nurse

Company: Christiana Care
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

To be a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for youth in detention at Ferris School and New Castle County Detention Center and provides care to these patients through the nursing process in collaboration with other health care team members.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Perform nursing assessments and collect data on adolescent patients on admission and sick call. Manage patients within scope of practice with referral to physician or advanced practice nurse as required. Evaluate plan of care including patient response and outcomes according to established standards.
  • Assess patient knowledge deficits, identify learning needs, and provide appropriate patient education. Establish and maintain a sound knowledge base of nursing care necessary for patient population.
  • Respond effectively to emergencies and patient crisis situations.
  • Adhere to universal precautions, established infection control practices, and established safety policies and procedures. Utilize effective verbal and written communication skills with patients, management, physicians and the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Navigating the FOCUS system that provides tracking of medication prescribed for children in detention. Gathering the information needed regarding medications prescribed and enter the medication information into FOCUS.
  • Accessing and maintaining the LIMS STD system through the Delaware Public Health Lab.
  • Preparing charts/ information for Psychiatrist to perform Tele-Psych weekly.
  • Completing yearly Vaccines for Children (VFC) trainings and keeping temperature logs up to date in the Log Tag System, reporting any temperature outside of the required range immediately.
  • Maintaining stock supplies/medications as well as their expiration dates, disposing of properly when necessary.
  • Performance Based Standards monthly reports as well as PBS injury reports as needed.
  • Manage patient medication and administer dispensation safely and effectively.
  • Interpret test values and report abnormal values with follow-up in accordance with specific guidelines. Maintain required credentials of CPR, mandatory inservice education and required continuing education.
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to adolescent patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

    BSN, two to three years nursing experience preferred; work experience with adolescents beneficial. Equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered. Current RN licensure in the State of Delaware.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:




    • Knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, and Nursing Process. Knowledge of Performance Improvement purpose and process.
    • Ability to discriminate between normal and abnormal findings during nursing assessments. Ability to perform necessary screening procedures for adolescents.
    • Ability to act independently within established procedures and guidelines.


      Wilmington Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware. This 241-bed, 622,100-square-foot facility includes an emergency department and helipad, and is supported by specialized centers for rehabilitation, advanced joint replacement, women's health, pediatrics, behavioral health and memory disorders. This location also offers diagnostic imaging, lab services and an on-site surgicenter. The Wilmington Hospital campus serves as Christiana Care's corporate headquarters and includes the Wilmington Annex, which hosts adolescent health services, an HIV program, a Community Health Access Program and the Wilmington Family Medical Center. Academic medical center, Baltimore area, Best regional hospital, Community-based medicine, Community health, Clinician, Delaware hospital, Delaware's largest health system, Electronic medical records, Epic EMRs, Everest Award-winner, In-patient, Level I Trauma Center, Magnet -- designation, Nationally recognized, Outpatient, Philadelphia area, Provider, Surgery center, Teaching hospital, Wellness, Wilmington, Newark, U.S. New & World Report ranking, Expert, Serve, Care, Healthcare, Respectful, Dover, Bear, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Delmarva Peninsula, New Castle, Elkton, Maryland, Glasgow, Hockessin, Brookside, Smyrna, Pike Creek Valley, Milford, Claymont, Pike Creek, Wilmington Manor, North Star, Seaford, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Vineland, Millville, West Chester, Kennett Square, Swedesboro, Carneys Point, Woodstown, Salem, Elmer, Deptford Township, Washington Township, Pitman, Glassboro, Franklin

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