Apr 13, 2021

Registered Nurse (RN) - Rapid Treatment Unit

  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
  • Spartanburg, SC, USA

Job Description

Summary

Position Summary

Under general supervision, the Registered Nurse demonstrates thorough knowledge of therapeutic patient care, patient advocacy, clinical pathways/care maps, team dynamics, hospital systems, and serves as a resource for the registered nurse and support staff. Collaborates with leadership in developing and implementing the Spartanburg Medical Center culture, Vision, Mission and goals.

It is the premise of the Professional Practice Program that each of the key responsibilities builds on the preceding requirements.

Unit Description

Rapid Treatment Unit is a 22-bed cardiac unit for cardiac medical patients. Cases include Chest Pain, CVA/TIA, Syncope, COPD, HF, A Fib, along with various other cardiac diagnoses.

This unit provides a supportive learning environment with experienced preceptors and team longevity. Teamwork, Patient Advocacy, Adaptability, and Integrity are the core values of this excellent team of healthcare professionals. Ratios are 1:4, average patient age is 65, and average length of stay is 1.06 days.

Minimum Requirements

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

License/Registration/Certifications

  • Current R.N. licensure in the state of South Carolina
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS/ENPC

Preferred Requirements

Preferred Education

  • BSN

Preferred Experience

  • N/A

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with patients, families, and other members of the health care team to determine patient priorities and treatments
  • Initiates and facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration to enhance outcome
  • Seeks necessary assistance in completing nursing interventions to assure positive patient outcomes
  • Participates in hourly rounding and bedside shift report
  • Responsible for demonstrating competency for all new equipment and procedures.
  • Provides clinical guidance to students and ancillary staff
  • Successfully completes hospital and unit-based orientation programs
  • Formulates a plan for professional growth
  • Ensures compliance with all clinical expectations regarding regulatory requirements
  • Identifies appropriate standards of care, and/or collaborative clinical pathways to guide the plan of care
  • Complies with established policies and procedures
  • Identifies the need to develop or revise policies and procedures pertaining to specialized patient populations and/or unit and hospital-based practices
  • Serves on unit-based committees
  • Prioritizes nursing interventions for an assigned group of patients
  • Assesses assigned patients’ medical history, admitting diagnosis and physician’s orders, obtaining nursing history, performing physical assessment, evaluating diagnostic data, and interviewing patient and family to determine patient needs
  • Demonstrates knowledge of professional nursing practice and theory.
  • Assures continuity of care through effective decision making resulting in quality patient care
  • Documents all aspects of patient care by following established charting procedure to show the patient’s progress or any change in the patient’s condition
  • Other Duties as assigned

Additional Information

Spartanburg Regional is an integrated healthcare system that provides care from birth to hospice. As a a partner with the community for 90 years, we have earned a reputation for technological excellence. With more than 5,600 employees, Spartanburg Regional prides itself in being one of the most recognized healthcare facilities in Upstate South Carolina. A long list of accolades and accomplishments keep our employees proud. We believe the pride and quality in our organization is the result of a focused effort of our staff and resources.