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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Reg Nurse in Bogalusa, Louisiana

The Registered Nurse provides safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way, incorporating differences into the provision of care. Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum to include patient and family education. Relies on education and training to complete responsibilities within scope of licensure as registered nurse.

Clinical Practice and Care Management

  • Performs psycholosocial/physiologic assessments that integrates changing data

  • Formulates a plan of care based on trends of similar patients, including patient education and discharge planning. Tailors and prioritizes caring practice to individual needs, including cultural/ ethical/ spiritual needs.

  • Participates in the planning of routine transitional health care needs. (i.e. treatment options patient placement options, end of life options)

  • Responds to changes in patient's needs and provides holistic care using independent clinical judgment based on knowledge drawn from education and experience.

  • Adapts planned educational programs and information to individual patients and family by modifying teaching strategies or content. Integrates education during the delivery of patient care. Collaborates with patients/ families to identify realistic desired outcomes.

  • Ensures efficiency in the delivery of care: determines immediate priorities and offers solution for problems.

  • Actively advocates for patient rights and identifies potential conflict. Seeks counsel for resolution of conflict.

  • Identifies variances from expected outcomes.

  • Evaluates patient outcomes and makes revisions in the plan of care.

  • Documents all patient care activities as per documentation standards. Assists the healthcare team with the documentation process.

Communication and Collaboration

  • Consistently communicates/collaborates with the health care team members, patients and families to maximize patient outcomes.

  • Appropriately delegates patient care activities to other health care team members and participates in making and revising staff assignments to achieve maximum productivity

  • Maintains knowledge regarding unit initiatives, and incorporates the outcomes of the team/ committees work into practice.

  • Participates on unit teams, work groups and/ or committees. Anticipates needs and voluntarily assists others.

Quality

  • Demonstrates knowledge of unit based quality improvement initiatives.

  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives by utilizing standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery.

  • Incorporates evidence based practice and research findings into nursing practice to enhance outcomes.

Professional Development

  • Acts as a clinical resource and serves as a mentor to health care team members; displays leadership behaviors.

  • Identifies own learning needs based on self-evaluation and the progress made from the previous year's goals.

  • Accountable for all documentation and completion of all required continuing education and competencies relevant to area of practice as defined by clinical management.

  • Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning.

  • Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice, serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor. Leadership skills in critical thinking, decision-making, and problem solving.

SERVICE - "The privilege of reaching out to meet the needs of others.

  • Focuses on the customer; identifies the customer's needs; responds to the customer; satisfies the customer; takes ownership.

  • Responds immediately to customer's needs and solving repetitive service problems.

  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and positive attitude with customers.

REVERENCE AND LOVE FOR ALL OF LIFE - "Acknowledging that all life is a gift from God."

  • Exemplifies the professional image of FMOLHS through compliance with the appearance standards.

  • Serves the organization with honesty and integrity by complying with all organizational and departmental policies and procedures.

JOYFULNESS OF SPIRIT - "An awareness of being blessed by God in all things."

  • Works well with others by recognizing the value of our diverse workforce and remains open to new view points, ideas and talents.

  • Takes on other responsibilities when needed recognizing that customer satisfaction is everyone's job.

HUMILITY - "Being authentic in serving as an instrument of God."

  • Demonstrates selflessness by being supportive and cooperative with team members.

JUSTICE - "Striving for equity and fairness in all relationships with special concern for those most in need."

  • Adheres to organizational and departmental policies regarding tardiness, breaks, time clocks, and use of benefit time.

  • Demonstrates accountability for responsibly managing resources by completing work on time and using supplies as appropriate.

  • Prioritizes the needs of customers especially those most in need.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and compliance with applicable federal and state laws and the Standards of Conduct

Experience

Education

Graduate of accredited school of nursing

Special Skills

Proficient in the English language, verbal and written communication skills, computer skills

Licensure

Current Louisiana State license as RN; BLS Certification;ACLS must be obtained within 6 months of hire date.;NRP must be obtained within 6 months of hire or transfer into department.

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