RN - Virtual Acute Care
Company: CHI-Franciscan System Services
Posted on: August 16, 2019
RN - Virtual Acute Care
Position Type: Regular
Shift Hours: 7:00pm - 7:00am
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 48
Primary Location: Tacoma, WA
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!
The job is responsible for providing consultative patient care
nursing services via the centralized CHI Franciscan Health (CHI-FH)
Virtual Health Network which focuses on the provision of virtual
remote care for patients in acute care or other inpatient care
units. From a centralized command center location, an incumbent
works collaboratively with the CHI-FH Inpatient team (FIT) 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 between
the hours of 8pm and 8am. An incumbent 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 CHI-FH policies, applicable
regulatory requirements and scope of practice for the nursing
profession and also involves consulting with, and providing
education to, bedside clinical RNs, nocturnist MDs and other staff
members in implementing appropriate nursing interventions for
optimal patient care and safety.
Work is performed in accordance with standards of safety and care
that provide instruction/guidance for taking care of issues and
patient needs in the absence of a physician. Requires the
application of judgment and critical thinking skills in making
recommendations/decisions regarding patient care (within the scope
of practice), including knowledge and integration of available
standards, resources and data, and in the efficient utilization of
Essential Job Functions
The following section contains representative examples of job
duties that might be performed in positions allocated to this job
class. CHI Franciscan Health is a dynamic organization, and the
environment can be fluid. Roles and responsibilities may be altered
to accommodate changing business conditions and objectives as well
as to tap into the skills and experience of its employees.
Accordingly, employees may be asked to perform duties that are
outside the specific work that is listed. It is not required that
any position perform all duties listed, so long as primary
responsibilities are consistent with the work as described.
Performance standards developed for incumbents allocated to this
job class may also contain relevant job content information and are
From command center remote location, responds to requests for
patient care collaboration with FIT team delivered via pager
notification; collaborates with bedside RN relating to patient
assessment, including physical, psychosocial, cultural,
behavioral/emotional, developmental and spiritual needs.
- Determines/recommends, in consultation with on-site Virtual FIT
providers, timely and appropriate responses to pages/requests from
bedside primary RNs.
- 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-FH standards and regulatory requirements.
- Collaborates with the primary RN and Virtual FIT provider to
assure appropriateness, accuracy and timeliness of provider orders;
recommends holistic, comprehensive and professional nursing care
actions for patient within scope of practice.
- 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
- 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-FH 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.
- Adheres to CHI-FH's policies and procedures, including safety,
risk management and regulatory standards.
- Provides pa tient 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-FH
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.
- Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of
communication tools/materials for effective communication and
understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect
communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment
and services. Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and
proper skills associated with the department's defined specific
- Performs related duties as required. Your time at work should
be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That's what you'll find when
you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation.
You'll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people
who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we'll
create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at
Catholic Health Initiatives!
As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the
highest quality patient care according to the specific orders of
each patient's individual physician. This will involve, utilizing
your knowledge and skills to educate patients and their families on
prevention and healthy habits.
Additional responsibilities for this health care role include:
- Monitoring patients' conditions and assessing their needs
- Collaborating with physicians and nurses to devise
individualized care plans for patients
- Administering patients' medications and providing treatments
according to physicians' orders
- Fostering a supportive and compassionate environment to care
for patients and their families Job Requirements
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.
Bachelor's degree in nursing is preferred.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington
State Board of Nursing.
Current Healthcare provider BLS Certification.
Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our
faith-based health system.
- Requisition ID: 2019-R
- Schedule: Full-time
- Shift: Night Job
- Market: CHI-Franciscan System Services
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