Registered Nurse RN Observation Unit
Company: Banner Health
Posted on: April 18, 2019
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health care. That's why we're changing the industry to make the
health care experience the best it can be! Our team has come
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The Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) is a 16-bed medical-surgical
observation unit. The staff here care for patients with a wide
range of both acute and chronic medical conditions. This is a fun &
fast-paced unit, with our patients typically staying approx. 20
hours. If you are looking for excitement & the ability to
constantly learn new things, the CDU is the place for you!
We offer a program to mentor you through the Academy of
Medical-Surgical Nursing (AMSN) certification process. Dedicated
leaders will provide regular check-ins and preparatory classes. In
addition, we provide reimbursement for the cost of the exam.
Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of
your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of
benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and
financial security options, so you can focus on being the best at
what you do and enjoying your life.
If you are a New Graduate Nurse with less than 12 months of
experience, please apply to our New Nurse Experience openings.
About Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized
for providing exceptional patient
care, teaching future health-care professionals and
conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on
the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its
specialized pediatric services including neonatal and
intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies.
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is Southern
Arizona's only Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care
for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is
consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the
prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World
Report. Our nurses' innovative, safe and thoughtful care
has been recognized with Magnet --- designation from
the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital's
physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona
College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services
include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced
neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant
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in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital
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hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs,
physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate
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and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner
Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Bachelors degree preferred.Professional certification
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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