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RN Specialty - Full Time Nights, Code Blue/Rapid Response Team

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Weston
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Join the Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital team, where you will work alongside passionate caregivers and provide patient-first healthcare. Cleveland Clinic is recognized as the No. 4 hospital in the nation, according to the U.S. and World News Report. At Cleveland Clinic, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.

A Registered Nurse on our Code Blue/Rapid Response Team is responsible for understanding complicated medical histories, advanced surgical procedures, pain modalities and thorough nutritional support. Your primary duties will include:

* Providing direct nursing care.
* Monitoring, recording, and communicating patients' conditions as appropriate.
* Preparing patient care plans.
* Administering prescribed medications.

The ideal candidate is someone who:

* Is a team player.
* Has excellent communication skills.
* Can adapt to change.
* Has an interest in growing leadership skills.
* Can critically think and problem solve for patients' best interests.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to join a supportive team and willing to learn new skills. Cleveland Clinic will assist you by offering tuition reimbursement and cross-training for professional development.

Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand-in-hand.


* Provides direct patient care based upon nursing assessment to patients who have a variety of medical and/or surgical conditions, following established standards, department guidelines and hospital policies and procedures.
* Involves patient/family in the development of care plan. Updates care plan daily.
* Collaborates with members of multidisciplinary team regarding each patient's care.
* Prioritizes and performs direct care to patients according to policy.
* Explains and documents procedures and interventions.
* Identifies and performs appropriately in emergent situations.
* Assists multidisciplinary team with all processes related to patient care.
* Delegates responsibilities to staff based on patient needs and staff competencies.
* Utilizes and documents patient safety restraints per hospital policy.
* Demonstrates the ability to insert and manage the care for all IV's, both peripheral and central access, per hospital policy.
* Documents medications on medication administration record (MAR).
* Monitors patient's response to medications; documents and reports appropriately.
* Reports medication errors and adverse reactions per hospital policy.
* Demonstrates knowledge concerning medications, including side effects; educates patients on their medications and their side effects.
* Safely administers blood and blood products per hospital policy.
* Verifies patient ID per hospital policy.
* Performs all pyxis monitoring and counts per hospital policy.
* Ensures medications are wasted and documented as appropriate.
* Assesses patient/family educational readiness and barriers. Develops plan based on educational assessment.
* Documents educational assessment, plan, intervention and outcome.
* Utilizes critical thinking based on data; rounds on patients with physician and other members of the healthcare team as appropriate when making decision.
* Collaborates in the assignment of patients to staff based on acuity and competency of staff.
* Functions as charge nurse on unit.
* Participates in coordination/delivery of approved Facility events.
* Collaborates with others to seek solutions to complex issues; is sensitive to the operations and feelings of others.
* Focuses on the potential positive outcomes when exploring the issues. Remains objective to the view and conflicts of others.
* Focuses on the issues/concerns and not the person.
* Builds common ground for points of agreement/disagreement.
* Engages in mutual problem solving by brainstorming alternative positions, solutions and approaches.
* Utilizes integrity and honesty.
* Keeps commitments and is consistent.
* Discloses own position and thoughts and rationales in order to achieve understanding.
* Remains open to ideas and listens to others and objectively considers other's ideas and opinions.
* Support others; treats people with dignity, respect and fairness; displays sensitivity to patients and their need for privacy.
* Develops direction.
* Ensures that the purpose and importance of the team are clarified; clarifies roles and responsibilities.
* Facilitates goal accomplishment; makes procedural or process suggestions; provides necessary resources and removes obstacles.
* Sets performance goals; collaboratively works with direct reports to set meaningful objectives; implements system to track performance against goals; holds regular formal discussions to discuss progress toward goals and review performance.
* Clarifies current situation; carries expected behaviors and level of proficiency; provides feedback and reinforcement; gives timely, appropriate feedback on performance; reinforces efforts and progress.
* Explains and models: provides instruction, positive models and opportunities to develop skills and understanding.
* Assists in collection of meaningful data to capture the processes.
* Analyzes data for root cause analysis utilizing standard PI tools.
* Assists with the implementation of new performance plans.
* Collects and reviews data to determine progress. Complies with safety standards and reports safety issues as appropriate.
* Completes Annual Specific Specialty Competencies. Adheres to all Customer Service Standards of Excellence as identified in the statement.
* Plans and implements service level initiatives specific to PSMS scores.
* Utilizes the nursing process: patient advocacy, maintenance of aseptic technique, medication administration, documentation of treatments and care, management of equipment, patient safety and monitoring of vital signs.


* Bachelors in Science of nursing preferred.
* Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
* Critical Care Course for the acute care setting.
* Periop 101 or validated OJT for the Operating room setting.


* Current state licensure as Registered Nurse (RN).
* Proof of Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) must be presented upon hire.
* Proof of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) Certification must be presented upon hire.
* NIHSS certification preferred
* Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) preferred for the acute care setting.

Complexity of Work:

* All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position:
* Age Specific: is cognizant and demonstrates ability to alter communication patterns related to patient's age and developmental level.
* World Class Service Orientation: Demonstrates courteous, polite, friendly and cooperative behaviors toward others.
* Supports and participates in activities that promote customer satisfaction.
* Utilizes approved hospital scripts.
* Courteously answers the telephone utilizing approved script (department, name and "How can I help you").
* Assists in answering call lights when on the nursing units (includes ancillary and non-patient care personnel).
* Answers call lights within 4 rings.
* Acknowledges patients/guests/others immediately upon entering the department/work area.
* Communicates and follows the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate. (Calls are answered within 4 rings.)
* Attitude: Chooses to have a positive attitude every day.
* Customer waiting: Updates waiting patient/family per protocol. (Scheduled visit every 10 minutes, unscheduled every 30 minutes.
* Adaptability: Exhibits good communication and listening skills. Speaks clearly, actively listens.
* Able to work with diverse populations (patient, staff, physicians) under difficult and stressful situations.
* Supports the team approach.
* Committed to Customer Service standards. Encourages patients and family members to ask questions.
* Avoids jargon.
* Teamwork: Understands and supports the needs of individuals in other departments, works as a team to achieve mutual goals.
* Offers assistance and promptly responds to requests (patient, physician, manager and others).
* Performs any other duties or responsibilities that may be assigned.
* Carries Spectralink phone at all times.
* Updates patient boards with numbers. (Appropriate personnel) Attends 90% of all staff meetings.
* Participates in coordination/delivery of approved Facility events.
* Efficiency and Effectiveness: Offers suggestions for departmental and/or hospital-wide performance/process improvement.
* Intervenes to correct problems (patient and system) as they occur.
* Notifies manager/director of actions and outcome. Participates in the performance/process improvement process.
* Completes required logs and quality controls as per hospital/department requirements (crash cart, 24 hour chart check, narcotic count, point of care testing, etc.).
* Work Habits: Readily accepts work assignments in a positive manner.
* Performs work that is accurate, neat and consistent.
* Documentation is legible.
* Safety: Keeps work area neat and maintains equipment in accordance with health and safety codes.
* Uses Standard precautions in all patient contacts.
* Provides a safe environment for patients/family and visitors, and reports safety issues and equipment failures appropriately.
* Confidentiality: Sensitive information including, but not limited to, patient records, charts, hospital documents and employee information is kept confidential without exception, according to HIPAA guidelines.
* Ensures that the rights of all patients are respected and maintained by allowing for privacy, cultural diversity and dignity in the provision of care.
* Demonstrates organizational skills in the form of prioritization and time management.
* Essential Job Requirements: Policies/Procedures: Is aware of and follows all hospital, corporate, regional, and departmental policies and procedures.
* Appearance: Projects a professional image, follows the hospital dress code policy and/or department requirements.
* Wears hospital ID badge at all times on duty.
* Attendance: Employee reports to work each regularly scheduled work day.
* Does not take advantage of sick time. (To score a 3, employee must have no absences for the year).
* Punctuality: Clocks in by the scheduled start time of the shift and is ready for work.
* Continues working until scheduled departure time.
* Leaves as scheduled unless overtime is approved by supervisor.
* Managerial Responsibilities: Makes suggestions to reduce waste.
* Ensures that personnel and supplies of the organization are used in a cost effective manner.
* Identifies cost saving strategies for department/hospital.
* Submits accurate and timely hospital charges for department/hospital.
* Offers opinions and information that reflect positively on Cleveland Clinic Hospital.
* Will take the time to speak with an employee (privately) if they observe or overhear that an employee is not being an ambassador of the hospital.
* Understands how individual job performance affects department and hospital growth.
* Identifies and communicates opportunities to improve service or care.
* Participates in hospital/departmental committees to improve service and streamline organizational processes.
* Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.
* This description of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.

Work Experience:

* Minimum one year of critical care RN experience in a hospital setting preferred.
* 4 years of critical care experience preferred.
* Previous code team, flight nurse or CV/ECMO experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

* Requires frequent walking from department to department; requires sitting at a workstation or desk; requires standing; work may include occasional pushing and/or pulling, lifting, and carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs., such as files, documents and computer printouts.
* Work requires finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination to operate a computer keyboard at a moderate skill level.
* Mental Demands: Ability to work at a fast pace and prioritize multiple assignments/projects and respond to numerous requests; ability to resolve conflicts among staff and to work collaboratively with department directors, physicians and other members of the healthcare team; ability to ensure operational efficiency; ability to problem-solve and make decisions; ability to exercise self-control and tolerate stress when dealing with multiple requests and/or conflicting demands from multiple customers.

Personal protective equipment:

* Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Fort Lauderdale , RN Specialty - Full Time Nights, Code Blue/Rapid Response Team, Healthcare , Weston, Florida

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