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Registered Nurse, CCU, ICU, Cardiac Stepdown, High Acuity - Burnaby Hospital

  • Job
    Full-time
    Entry Level
  • Healthcare
  • Burnaby

AI generated summary

  • You must be a Registered Nurse with BCCNM registration, BCLS certification, strong assessment and communication skills, patient-centered care mindset, ability to problem-solve and prioritize, collaborate with the care team, and operate related equipment.
  • You will assess, plan, provide and evaluate nursing care for patients in Critical Care, ICU and Cardiac Stepdown units. Collaborate with patients, families and interprofessional team members, teach health promotion, document patient care, participate in committees and research, and mentor new staff.

Requirements

  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Completion of applicable post graduate course work, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).
  • Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to complete initial and ongoing patient assessment (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide nursing care through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families/care givers, the public, medical staff and members of the interprofessional care team using verbal, written and electronic communication means.
  • Ability to promote person-centered care that demonstrates empathy for patients and families/care givers, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, and patient advocacy.
  • Ability to integrate and evaluate data from multiple sources to problem-solve effectively.
  • Ability to teach and instruct patients and families/care givers about topics essential to their health care and well-being.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to collaborate with and promote cooperation among members of the interprofessional care team.
  • Ability to use factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support nursing decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence/evidence-informed practice.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Responsibilities

  • Assesses patients and collects information from a variety of sources using skills of observation, communication, data review and physical assessment. Makes a nursing diagnosis of the patient''s condition and determines whether the condition can be improved or resolved by an appropriate nursing intervention. Plans, performs and evaluates nursing interventions and care.
  • Collaborates with patients and their families/care givers in developing the care plan and encourages family participation in the development, implementation and ongoing modification of the care plan. Establishes a therapeutic relationship by demonstrating empathy, trust and respect, advocating for the patient's rights to privacy, dignity and access to information, and by ensuring the patient's choice and autonomy in decision making and care planning.
  • Participates in the care and discharge planning process for patients on admission by ensuring the care plan is established and implemented effectively, updating care plan and intervening as appropriate, collaborating with the interprofessional care team to ensure comprehensive care planning and delivery, and collaborating and communicating with the Patient Care Coordinator on issues that will affect the care/discharge plan.
  • Coordinates nursing care for the patient; sets priorities, assigns and delegates tasks to support staff, and makes referrals to the interprofessional care team according to established protocols and practice standards.
  • Collaborates with members of the interprofessional care team including Physicians, Licensed Practical Nurses, Patient Care Coordinator, Clinical Nurse Educators, and other health care professionals/providers in the identification and resolution of issues, adjustments to care plans as required, and in regard to changes in patient condition.
  • Teaches patients and families/care givers about illness prevention, health restoration and health maintenance to help patients accomplish their health care goals. Assesses learning needs of the patient and family/care giver; provides information and demonstration of care activities to support self-care and the discharge plan.
  • Plans and discusses referral information with patient and their families/care givers and, in collaboration with members of the interprofessional care team, initiates referrals to appropriate health care/community agencies.
  • Documents assessments, nursing diagnosis, observations, interventions, patient/family responses, outcomes/evaluations, and referrals according to practice standards and Fraser Health procedures.
  • Participates on nursing committees, care conferences and councils as assigned or as agreed to with the Manager.
  • Participates in research and quality improvement activities by identifying patient care issues, collecting data, and identifying needs and recommendations for corrective action and changes to practices, procedures or protocols.
  • Participates in and attends in-services and other educational programs. Identifies own learning goals and maintains and updates current clinical competence and knowledge within area of practice.
  • Acts as a preceptor or mentor to assigned new nursing staff and students; shares information, demonstrates care activities, participates in orientation.
  • Provides feedback to the Manager/delegate regarding the effectiveness of patient care programs, policy/clinical decision support tools (e.g. clinical pathways, standards, order sets and procedures), and equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

FAQs

What are the educational requirements for this Registered Nurse position at Burnaby Hospital?

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is required for this position. Completion of applicable post graduate course work, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is also necessary.

What certifications are required for this role?

Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) is required for this Registered Nurse position at Burnaby Hospital.

What are the key responsibilities of a Registered Nurse in the CCU, ICU, Cardiac Stepdown, High Acuity unit at Burnaby Hospital?

The key responsibilities include assessing patients, collaborating with the interprofessional care team, developing care plans with patients and their families, coordinating nursing care, teaching patients and families about health care goals, documenting assessments and interventions, participating in research and quality improvement activities, and providing feedback on patient care programs.

How can a Registered Nurse at Burnaby Hospital stay current in their clinical competence and knowledge?

Registered Nurses at Burnaby Hospital can stay current in their clinical competence and knowledge by participating in in-services and educational programs, identifying their own learning goals, and maintaining and updating their clinical competence within their area of practice.

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Located in British Columbia, Fraser Health is one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing health authorities that operates 12 hospitals (including Level 1 and 3 Trauma Centres), the province’s first state-of-the-art outpatient centre and other facilities. Serving over two (2) million British Columbians in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, our team of over 48,000+ staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.