RN, Registered Nurse, Rapid Response, Weekend- ICU
CHRISTUS St Michael
Registered Nurse (RN)
CHRISTUS St Michael Health Sys-15100
2600 St. Michael Dr
Texarkana, TX 75503
The Rapid Reponse Nurse functions as the Charge Nurse in the ICU. The RN, Charge Nurse/Rapid Response is responsible for coordination of patient care, facilitating physician interaction, medical staff collaboration, and patient flow within the department. Additionally the Care Coordinator assists with the orientation process for new associates, provides feedback regarding performance of Associates and participates in Quality Improvement activities. Duties include bed control/assignment, staffing, and various quality control audits. Other duties include responding to all stroke, falls, trauma, and critical care alerts, as well as in-house Rapid response calls. The RN, Charge Nurse/Rapid Response Nurse utilizes the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation) to delegate, coordinate and provide safe, therapeutic nursing care to patients/families. This individual makes independent judgement/decisions and takes action regarding a wide range of routine and complex patient issues, operating under guidelines of the Rapid Response Team Protocols.