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LCMC Health Registered Nurse in New Orleans, Louisiana

About University Medical Center

University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a nearly 300-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow's cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services.

Click here to view our state-of-the-art facility.

UMC provides unique and rewarding opportunities for professional nurses. Our nursing staff is critical to the success of our organization and our commitment to you is that we will support, develop, and celebrate the important role you play in the care of our patients by offering:

  • RN Residency Program

  • Clinical Ladder Program

  • RN Referral Bonuses

  • Professional Specialty Certification Reimbursement

  • A Nursing shared governance model—nurse peer review and unit based councils

UMC’s Nursing Wall of Distinction Recognizes outstanding nurse staff who have received:

  • Professional Specialty Certification

  • Daisy Award

  • Great 100 Nurses

  • Nightingale Award

POSITION SUMMARY:

The purpose of this job is to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care based on standards of care and the policies of the hospital. The RN/Staff Nurse delegates to professional and non-professional personnel involved in the delivery of patient care.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

License/Certification- Valid Louisiana license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing. American Heart Association BLS-HCP and CPI. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Certification, preferred.

Education/Experience-BSN preferred,Experience in an inpatient mental health facility or acute care hospital, preferred.

Note: A minimum of 2 years professional nursing experience is required for per diem, Flex-PRN positions.

POSITION DUTIES:

  • Facilitates and maintains a safe environment for patients and others. Performs the priority technical procedures required by the area/department/assignment safely, effectively, efficiently, and legally.

  • Uses the nursing process to deliver patient care. Establishes and/or revises priorities for patient care activities based on the following: acuity of the need, resource availability, customer/patient preference/request, and other departmental needs. Exhibits problem recognition and management in indicating actual risk to the individual's health, initiates action to correct, reduce or prevent the risk.

  • Gives a rationale for actions or decisions based on one or more of the following: scientific principles/logic, successful experience, intuition, and/or standards of practice/protocols.

  • Develops a plan of care for assigned patients and/or revises based on effectiveness, efficiency, and/or patient feedback.

  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to identify actions to improve patient care. Seeks supervision, consultation, assistance when unable to perform effectively or safely independently.

  • Uses interpersonal-communication strategies with individuals to achieve desirable/acceptable outcomes/responses and the perception of satisfaction by those involved. Uses internal and/or external resources to resolve and/or prevent problems that cannot be managed independently.

  • Facilitates continuity of patient care. Initiates and/or maintains interventions including medication management and patient education to assure continuity of safe, effective care for patients.

  • Complies with established hospital/departmental and personnel policies. Documents consistent with established guidelines.

  • Delegates safely and appropriately to other team members to accomplish direct patient care or support activities. Makes decisions based upon acuity/complexity of activity; competency of recipient; ability to supervise; and scope of practice.

UMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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