The NICU Registered Nurse has the responsibility and accountability for assessing patient/family health problems and resources, taking a leadership role in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the nursing plan of care provided by the nursing team. Providing technical nursing care and interventions to a designated patient populations.Per the Departments Scope of Practice, this position requires providing services to Neonatal Patients, age's birth to 3 months in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional/developmental age of the individuals served.This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. It is expected that the associate demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values.The associate shall support the CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini's strategic plan and the goals and direction of their Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)1. ASSESSES THE PHYSICAL, PSYCHO-SOCIAL, SPIRITUAL, CULTURAL, FUNCTIONAL, HIGH RISK AND DISCHARGE NEEDS OF THE PATIENT AND FAMILY.* Completes and documents initial assessment/care within required time frames. * Performs, reassessments/care at intervals as required or appropriate to the patient's needs.* Ensures physical assessment/care includes all major body systems.* Ensures spiritual assessment/care includes actual/expressed needs.* Incorporates cultural and ethnic factors into assessment/care.* Correctly differentiates between normal and abnormal findings.2. DEMONSTRATES THE ABILITY TO ACCURATELY ACCESS AND DOCUMENT PATIENT CAREACTIVITIES, BMV AND HOSPITAL PROCESSES.*Uses computer system(s) appropriately.*Documents in the medical record according to policy/procedure.*Complies with incident reporting and notification requirements.*Attends/reviews department staff meetings for information.3.OBTAINS KNOWLEDGE OF, AND DEMONSTRATES COMPLIANCE WITH INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.*Practices Standard Precautions in patient care activities.*Practices appropriate disease specific isolation as required. *Appropriately handles and disposes of sharps.4.PROVIDES FOR THE DISCHARGE EDUCATION/TRAINING OF THE PATIENT/FAMILY.* Identifies and documents patient/family educational needs upon initial assessment and thereafter.* Identifies barriers to learning.* Provides teaching based on identified needs.* Evaluates the effectiveness of instruction provided.* Assessment and teaching incorporates cultural and ethnic actors.* Assessment and teaching incorporates functional needs.5.DEVELOPS, IMPLEMENTS AND EVALUATES A NURSING PLAN OF CARE FOR THE PATIENT/FAMILY.* Develops and implements the plan of care based on assessment findings.* Establishes the plan of care within time frame specific to assigned Department/Unit.* Re-evaluates and modifies the plan of care, based on the patient's response to the interventions. * Communicates the plan of care to members of the nursing team. * Involves the patient/family in developing the plan of care.* Demonstrates sound clinical judgment in decision-making regarding patient care.6.INCORPORATES THE PLAN FOR NURSING CARE INTO THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE ANDMANAGEMENT OF THE PATIENT/FAMILY.* Communicates effectively with physicians and allied health team.* Coordinates nursing care with other disciplines involved.* Involves allied health team members, as necessary.* Actively participates in multidisciplinary care conferences.7.ASSURES THE RIGHTS OF THE PATIENT/FAMILY ARE RESPECTED AND MAINTAINED.*Allows for privacy and modesty in the provision of care.*Identifies self by name and title to patient/family*Reports suspected cases of abuse/neglect, if identified.*Understands role of, and how to access, the Ethics Committee.*Establishes presence of consent prior to treatment/procedure.8.DEMONSTRATES THE ABILITY TO SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS,INTRAVENOUS THERAPY AND BASIC FLUID MANAGEMENT.*Understands actions, side-effects, contra-indications of drugs.*Follows five "rights" of medication administration.*Adheres to medication policies, practices and standards.*Administers medication, intravenous therapy and fluid management only under physician order and guidance.9.DEMONSTRATES KNOWLEDGE OF UNIT SPECIFIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND THEABILITY TO SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY USE UNIT SPECIFIC PATIENT CARE EQUIPMENT IN THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY PATIENT CARE. *Takes responsibility for self-growth and job improvements.*Obtains necessary training prior to initial equipment use.*Assures equipment is in operating order prior to use.*Differentiates between patient complications and equipment malfunction.*Uses medical equipment in accordance with manufacturer's operatingguidelines.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.