Department: Openings on 5 ICU, 8WN Medical Onc Unit, 10WN Bone MArrow Transplant, Infusion Center, 5WN Surgery Unit, 9WN Onc Surgert Unit, Phase I Infusion and IV Therapy Schedule: full-time Shift: variable Hours: 36
Associates Degree required
The Registered Nurse (RN) is a member of the Patient Care Team. The Registered Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The RN has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The RN manages and provides patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through application of independent judgment, communication and collaboration with all team members including ancillary and support services. The role of the Registered Nurse at the KCI encompasses leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The RN establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients, and families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. The RN delegates, assesses, provides and evaluates patient care. The RN assesses, monitors and evaluates patient status by observing the patient, noting data collected by other team members and analyzing this information to independently develop a plan of nursing care which is implemented by the care delivery team under the supervision of the RN. This plan of care has pre-established goals that are determined in conjunction with the patient and family. Psychosocial needs are assessed and prioritized by the patient and the health care team. The RN provides and delegates patient care activities to team members based upon patient needs and team member skills/abilities and supervises the delivery of care by other team members. The RN evaluates patient response to treatment and nursing interventions and if needed, revises the plan of care. The RN monitors patient progress and prepares patient for discharge, utilizing established clinical pathways. The RN reports directly to senior unit management and participates in shared decision-making activities.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred. Oncology experience preferred. Licensed to practice as a registered nurse by the state of Michigan.