Registered Nurse-RN Medical Surgical Observation

Job Number
207874
Banner Gateway & Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Shift
Night
Department
Banner Gateway & Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center - M/S-3 East-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Internal Code A
COREHTF
Street Address
1900 N. Higley Road
City & State
US-AZ-Gilbert
Posting Category
Nursing - Med / Surg

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Medical Surgical/ Observation/ Telemetry Overflow- Total of 36 beds Within Unit

 

At Banner Health, we make health care easier so life can be better.  If you are looking to leverage your abilities to make a real difference- and real change in the health care industry- you belong at Banner Health. With facilities in six western states, we’re committed to not only providing the finest care possible, but to advancing the way care is provided.  To achieve our vision, we seek driven professionals who embrace change and who possess the passion and skills to make it happen.

 

Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, AZ offers a wonderful culture within a Magnet Recognized Hospital.  The Medical Surgical portion of the unit has 12 beds.  The unit is designed to provide specialized care for adult patients with medical diagnoses including abdominal pain, cellulitis, pulmonary diagnoses, peritoneal dialysis, renal failure, diabetes. Patients on this unit may be monitored remotely if they have a cardiac history but do not require specialized cardiac interventions. Tele-health services provide remote 24-hour patient surveillance in every room.  A Resource Nurse assists the unit with patient care and post-Discharge phone calls 12 hours/day.

 

The Observation portion (3 East) has 12 beds designation for Observation, and 12 additional beds for either Med/Surgical patients, telemetry overflow or additional Observation beds as the need arises (total of 24 beds). This unit provides care to medical surgical patients, along with gynecological, urological, and minor abdominal surgeries post operatively. It also provides for care of the mild Diabetic Ketoacidosis population on insulin drips and overflow telemetry patients that may require a cardiac drip temporarily. An RN assists 12 hours /day with high patient turnover by providing information and discharge instructions to patients, especially patients under Observation status.

 

The patient's rooms are all private, spacious and equipped with computer stations just outside the door. The workstation outside the patient’s door contains a window into the room. This set up helps nursing staff with two things, real time documentation as well as direct patient observation as needed.  There is a RN Manager on 24/7.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • AZ RN License or Compact State License
  • BSN Preferred 
  • BLS certification
  • 1-2 years of previous acute care experience

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About Banner Gateway Medical Center
Experience innovative technology and exceptional opportunities for growth and development at Banner Health's state-of-the-art hospital Banner Gateway Medical Center. With comprehensive electronic medical records, physician order entry, digital radiography and proprietary advanced patient monitoring, Banner Gateway provides you with the innovative resources you need to provide your patients with the best care possible. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Located near Phoenix in Gilbert, Ariz., Banner Gateway Medical Center offers 176 private rooms, eight operating suites, a 37-bed emergency department and shares a campus with the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Key specialties include oncology, obstetrics, bariatric surgery, emergency and other services that focus on meeting the changing needs of the dynamic and growing community we serve.

About Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
Located in Gilbert, Ariz. (the Phoenix Metro area) on the Banner Gateway Campus, the center provides world-class care for oncology patients - both inpatient and outpatient - and has also brought leading oncology programs to the Banner Gateway campus including Stem Cell Transplantation and comprehensive Head & Neck cancer care. Our capabilities include five linear accelerator vaults, a brachytherapy vault, an advanced diagnostic imaging suite with PET/CT scan, more than 50 infusion bays, a cryopreservation lab and much more. Our inpatient medical oncology unit also incorporates a program that utilizes the electronic surveillance partnership in caring for the patient, where remote nurses have the ability to interact with patients via two way audio-video to assist the bedside nurse with patient care.

 

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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents nursing care of patients in accordance with organizational policies and in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice utilizing the framework for professional nursing practice and development. This position is accountable for the quality of nursing services delivered by self or others who are under their direction. This position utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills necessary to assess data and plan, provide and evaluate care appropriate to the physical and developmental age of assigned patients.

 

Essential Functions

  • Assesses patient physical, psychological, social, spiritual, educational, developmental, cultural and discharge planning needs. Reviews patient history and physical with patient/family and assures completion within appropriate timeframe. Reviews available information obtained by other health care team members. Reviews diagnostics and laboratory data and reports abnormal results to the physician(s) and other appropriate caregivers. Completes assessment and reassessments according to patient need and as outlined in policy.

 

  • Formulates a plan of care, including the discharge plan, utilizing assessment data and patient, family and health team input. Initiates a plan of care based on patient-specific needs, assessment data and the medical plan of care. Goals for patient are realistic, measurable and developed in conjunction with the patient/family. Considers the physical, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, age specific and educational needs of the patient in the plan of are. Plans care in collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary team. Reviews and revises the plan of care to reflect changing patient needs based on evaluation of the patients status.

 

  • Implements the plan of care through direct patient care, coordination, delegation and supervision of the activities of the health care team. Provides care based on physician orders and the nursing plan of care, in compliance with policies and procedures, standards of care, and regulatory agency requirements. Delegates appropriately, and provides nursing supervision in the provision of care to patients by other licensed nurses and other personnel. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for whom care is provided.

 

  • Evaluates the patient's and family's response to care and teaching, and revises the plan of care as needed. Evaluates patient progress towards goals and expected outcomes in collaboration with other health care team members. Evaluates patient's response and the effectiveness of patient teaching.

 

  • Documents assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in the patient record. Documentation is legible, timely and in accordance with policy. Documentation reflects objective/subjective data, nursing interventions and patients response to treatment. Notes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner.

 

  • Provides care based on the best evidence available and may participate in research activities within clinical practice. Participates in unit or facility shared leadership. Interacts and participates in the education, role development, and orientation of facility personnel, patients, students, families and visitors. Promotes/supports growth of others through precepting and mentoring when appropriate.

 

  • Contributes to society through activities that lead to excellent patient outcomes through timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and safe care. Actively participates in the improvement of national nursing quality indicators and outcomes. Such activities may include participating in professional organizations.

 

  • In some roles, this position may supervise staff and work flow of the department.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a current, valid RN license in state of practice, temporary RN license in state of practice, or compact RN licensure for current state of practice. BLS certification is required. Additional certification or continuing education may be required based on area of practice.

Relates throughout the interview process the experience, training and education needed to perform the job. Experience in the clinical area for which he or she is applying is desired. Must maintain clinical performance competencies appropriate to the area in which they work as demonstrated through annual validations. Banner Registry and Travel acute care positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Registered Nurse in the specialty area. Banner Registry and Travel physician practice positions require a minimum of one year experience as a Registered Nurse in a physician practice or an acute care setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors degree preferred.Professional certification preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.