University of Utah Clinical Nurse PRN in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 09/14/2017

Requisition Number PRN07293N

Job Title Clinical Nurse PRN

Working Title Clinical Nurse PRN

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 8

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01455 - Dermatology Clinical Hpp

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $23.20 - $42.25

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime. 09/20/2017

Job Summary

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

1. Identifies, assesses and diagnoses problems through patient assessment and interactions; and evaluates actual or potential patient health problems.

2. Assesses, plans and implements interventions for solving patient care problems.

3. Formulates care plans for specific patients and documents the nursing process in patients record.

4. Evaluates patient response to interventions and modifies plan of care as needed to achieve health care goals.

5. Develops and participates in educating patients, their families, or significant others about post discharge care programs.Initiates patient care meetings with the health care team to revise the plan of care as the patient’s condition warrants.

6. Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.

7. Provides guidance and direction to members of the health care team to ensure quality patient care.

8. Keeps current on advances in nursing care by participating in educational programs.

9. Orients and educates new staff in nursing techniques and departmental procedures.

10. Provides and oversees direct patient care in accordance with established nursing protocol and physicians’orders.

11. Utilizes knowledge of medications, procedures, infection control, and safety precaution; and initiates appropriate interventions in crisis situations.

12. Participates in total quality management to positively effect patient and system outcomes to improve care.

Problem Solving

The scope of the Clinical Nurse’s authority is to make nursing practice decisions in his/her area of specialty as is broadly defined by University of Utah Hospital, Nursing Practice Department, unit-specific policies and standards, and as outlined in the Nurse Practice Act. Major challenges encountered by the incumbent include problems related to patients and/or patient’s families; determining the appropriate nursing action in crisis/emergency situations; assessing and prioritizing patients needs.

Comments

Incumbents must have the ability to function during regularly scheduled, 12 hour, extended, or alternative shifts; demonstrates both mental and emotional stamina in situations dealing with death, multiple patients, family members, etc.; function calmly and competently in high stress situations; and the ability to deal with the hazards involved in assessing and providing care to patients. Incumbents face exposure to potentially dangerous infections contaminants as part of the daily hazards of the job.

The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

Minimum Qualifications

Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah or equivalency required. Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or must obtain one within one month of hire required. Must demonstrate evidence of 400-800 clinical hours in an acute care setting during formal education through an academic entity that has arranged and provided for the clinical training site, or 2080 hours in an acute care setting post course work. Strong organizational and leadership skills as well as demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills are also required. Some positions may require additional certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) within one year of hire.

Care is appropriate to the population served.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:

MMR

•Tdap

•Varicella

•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according toCDCstandards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:•MMR•Tdap•Varicella•2-step TB•Annual Influenza•Hepatitis B for some jobsLimited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.