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Nurse Medical Surgical Telemetry

Company: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities. 

 

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.  

 

As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:

 

  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program

 

Our Medical/Telemetry unit has 37 beds providing care to patients who are acute and chronically ill. Our patient population includes:

Rapid Rule-Out MI Patients
Diabetes Mellitus
Congestive Heart Failure
Acute and Chronic Respiratory Disease
Acute and Chronic Renal Disease
Peritoneal Dialysis
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Infectious Disease
Circulatory Impairments
Seizure Disorders
Any medical or surgical patients requiring telemetry and/or Dobutamine, Dopamine, Cardizem, Nitroglycerin drips.

 

Our team consists of staff who are outstanding, excellent, and highly skilled nurses. Our unit also have specialized training for peritoneal dialysis RNs, and the only unit that provides peritoneal dialysis services at SJMC. We are most proud of our staff who are highly engaged, have excellent teamwork, are very supportive and enjoys mentoring and developing new staff members. Our unit won the Best Place to Work award during the 1st quarter of FY16.


Responsibilities

9th floor Medical Surgical Telemetry

 

This job is responsible for providing a wide variety of professional nursing services which focus on the provision of quality patient care consistent with Franciscan Health System (FHS) standards/values, applicable regulatory requirements and scope of practice for the nursing profession. Work also includes developing, implementing and assessing the patient plan of care during time of stay in collaboration with physicians, interdisciplinary teams, and the patient/family. An incumbent is engaged in direct patient care, including assessing, planning, coordinating, evaluating and delegating work to members of the patient care team, and for providing education and consultation with patients, families, physicians and other staff members in implementing appropriate nursing interventions for optimal patient care.


Work is performed under 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 use of judgment and critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care (within the scope of practice), including knowledge and integration of evidence-based practices (EBP) through standards, resources and data, and in the efficient utilization of staff/resources. Work involves continuous contact with physicians, patients, patient families, community agencies, patient care staff and management. An incumbent is accountable for the quality of care provided to patients, and has the authority to direct care, provide education, seek resources at the unit/department level, and delegate appropriate tasks.

 

 


Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred
One year of related work experience is preferred
Current State Licensure as a Registered Nurse is required
Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification

Keywords: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma , Nurse Medical Surgical Telemetry, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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