RN - Virtual Acute Care (Per Diem)
Company: Catholic Health Initiatives
Posted on: March 28, 2020
RN - Virtual Acute Care
Position Type: Per Diem
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0
Primary Location: Tacoma, WA
The job is responsible for providing consultative patient care
nursing services via the centralized CHI Franciscan Health Virtual
Health Network. This network focuses on the provision of virtual
remote care for patients in acute care or other inpatient care
units. From a centralized command center location, this role works
collaboratively with the Inpatient team and an interdisciplinary
team of healthcare providers to facilitate achievement of
cross-coverage clinical objectives, quality/customer service
standards and improvement of patient care outcomes.
This position provides indirect patient care, including assessing,
planning, coordinating, evaluating and delegating work to members
of the on-site patient care team. Work is conducted in accordance
with the organizations policies, applicable regulatory requirements
and scope of practice for the nursing profession. This employee
will also provide education to bedside clinical RNs, nocturnist MDs
and other staff members in implementing appropriate nursing
interventions for optimal patient care and safety.
Essential Job Functions
--- Determines and provides recommendations, in consultation with
on-site Virtual Franciscan Inpatient Team providers, timely and
appropriate responses to pages/requests from bedside primary
--- Gathers relevant patient care data from appropriate resources;
collaborates on nursing plan of care based on needs identified by
bedside RN during initial and ongoing patient care assessments;
considers patient acuity and the competencies of the on-site care
team as necessary to ensure the care recommended is consistent with
CHI Franciscan Health standards and regulatory requirements.
--- Collaborates with the primary RN and Virtual Franciscan
Inpatient Team provider to assure appropriateness, accuracy and
timeliness of provider orders; recommends holistic, comprehensive
and professional nursing care actions for patient within scope of
Provides advice and counsel regarding the implementation of
appropriate patient care interventions; incorporates critical
thinking into daily practice as demonstrated by the quality of care
recommendations, effective transfer of knowledge, timely follow
through and optimal patient outcomes.
--- Initiates and/or implements appropriate patient interventions
as necessary to respond to routine, urgent and emergent patient
issues; assesses and evaluates results to facilitate positive
--- Determines/recommends, in consultation with on-site healthcare
providers, timely and appropriate changes to patient care plan.
--- Advocates for patient needs so that all appropriate disciplines
are informed of, and participating in, the established plan of
care; escalates emergent patient issues per established
communication protocols at each hospital site.
--- Responds to appropriately by demonstrating effective
decision-making and provides follow-up to ensure that patient
problems are resolved.
Documents care delivered and patient status utilizing the nursing
process in accordance with CHI Franciscan Health standards of care,
including changes in patient condition, patient responses to
intervention and reassessments of pertinent findings.
--- Documents and assures appropriateness, accuracy and timeliness
of Nurse Initiated Orders.
Provides patient care education and guidance to bedside clinical
staff; educates regarding results, findings and diagnoses to
primary RN and providers within scope of practice.
--- Provides continuing assistance to management with respect to
the development and/or improvement of existing clinical/treatment
protocols/practices through the ongoing analysis and evaluation of
Keeps abreast of trends, developments and regulatory requirements
impacting matters within designated scope of responsibility;
performs job duties in compliance with CHI Franciscan Health
policies and procedures, including safety, risk management and
--- Identifies opportunities for, and participates in,
performance/quality improvement activities to improve clinical
outcomes, healthcare delivery systems and to address patient
safety/satisfaction and cost containment.
Education/Work Experience Requirements
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, and three years of
related work experience that demonstrates attainment of the
requisite job knowledge, skills and abilities. PCU, critical care
and/or Charge/Resource RN work experience is preferred.
Bachelors degree in nursing is preferred.
--- Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the
Washington State Board of Nursing.
--- Current Healthcare provider BLS Certification.
--- Specialty certification, as appropriate to the assigned work
unit, is strongly preferred.
CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with
competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals,
health care services, and medical providers delivering
compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We
are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest
not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our
patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual
support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part
approach physical, emotional, and spiritual is essential to healing
the whole person. Come join our team!
Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. Thats
what youll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities
across the nation. Youll find challenging, rewarding work every day
alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and
together well create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your
career at Catholic Health Initiatives!
Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our
faith-based health system.
- Requisition ID: 2020-R0278575
- Schedule: Per Diem
- Shift: Variable
- Market: CHI-Franciscan System Services
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