Henderson Hospital Henderson Hospital is a member of The Valley Health System, a network of six acute care hospitals that provide care for patients throughout Southern Nevada and nearby communities. Located in the suburb of Henderson, the 120-bed hospital, which opened in 2016, offers emergency care, surgical services, including an ambulatory surgery center, cardiovascular care, women's health and maternity services. A level II neonatal intensive care unit is slated to open by late 2017.
Provides safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy. Provides professional leadership and support to the healthcare team. The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care. Oversees and guides employees that are under his/her supervision. Demonstrates Service Excellence standards at all times.
Essential Job Duties:
Collaborates with the patient's designated care partner to meet the educational, physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of the patient. Actively participates in bedside report (as appropriate) to ease anxiety and address important points of care, concerns, and progress with the patient/family. Provides patients with caregiver name and contact information each shift. Provides care that is respectful of and responsive to the patient values in clinical decision making. Supports and informs the patient and family of hospital specific components of the Patient Centered Care Delivery model. Examples may include informing the family of open medical record policy, supports open family visitation, family presence during resuscitation and other invasive procedures and promotes a quiet environment. Acts with integrity, consistency, and respect for differing views. Assumes role of team member, charge nurse or team leader based on the need and/or situation. Follows communication practices that minimize risks associated with handoffs among providers, and across transitions in care utilizing the SBAR process. Leads or participates in the design and implementation of systems that support effective teamwork. Empowers contributions of others who play a role in helping patients/families achieve health goals. Solicits input from other team members to improve individual, as well as team, performance. Initiates actions to resolve conflict. Demonstrates the ability to formulate questions that address clinical issues. Demonstrates proficiency in completing an evidence-based practice literature search. Analyzes best evidence to address a clinical question. Translates evidence into clinical practice through the consistent use of knowledge and evidence. Utilizes clinical reasoning and knowledge based on evidence-based practice outcomes and research studies as the basis for decision making and comprehensive patient care. Demonstrates quality through accurate documentation of the nursing process in a responsible, accountable manner. Demonstrates quality through accurate documentation of core measures and concurrent use of tools and resources to ensure high compliance is achieved (core measure checklist, double checks, etc.). Utilizes the results of quality improvement activities to initiate changes in nursing practice and care delivery. Understands and analyzes unit metrics to understand how individual practice, continuing education, and process improvement is necessary to improve the quality of practice. Participates in efforts to minimize cost and eliminate waste and unnecessary duplication. Utilizes policies, procedures, and evidence-based guidelines to improve the quality of practice. Participates in interdisciplinary teams to evaluate clinical care or services. Demonstrates competent clinical skills, critical thinking, and nursing judgment. Follows facility policies and procedures to promote patient safety (i.e. safe medication administration, equipment safety practices, radiation safety, fire prevention, etc.). Reports errors (facility and unit) to promote analysis of errors and design of prevention or system improvements. Utilizes appropriate patient safety strategies to prevent human errors (checklists, forced functions, software calculations, mandatory fields, etc.). Demonstrates effective use of technology and standardized practices to promote safety. Navigates the patient's electronic health record to accurately enter and locate appropriate information. Demonstrates sound judgment to increase or decrease the frequency of data collection based upon the patient's clinical condition and data trends. Incorporates patient data from multiple sources to identify problems and assure timely and appropriate intervention. Ensures the confidentiality and security of patient information while advocating for and involving the patient as appropriate. Participates in the collection of data to support nursing research and evidence based nursing practice. Maximizes the capabilities of the electronic clinical information system to enhance clinical decision and care planning. Makes discretionary patient care decisions/interventions independently within the scope of practice (selects a course of action consistent with the patient's needs and is accountable for decisions). Is self-directed and decision oriented. Practices interdependently, utilizing the skills and observations of team members appropriately. Practices with respect and dignity and advocates for the patient. Adheres to guidelines for IV therapy/Blood Administration. Emergency Care/Code Blue Management - Prepares patients for emergency treatment with thorough knowledge of all emergency practices. Coordinates emergency measures to sustain life. Assists with Emergency open chest bedside Ensures resolution of all PYXIS discrepancies prior to shift end. Ensures that data entered into Cerner systems accurately reflect unit census and discharges. Ensures that physician orders via Cerner are carried out in a timely manner. Completes unit based Performance Improvement activities as assigned. Facilitates problem resolution among peers and unlicensed team members when behaviors and decisions are not within the range of expected actions. Prioritizes and delegates care appropriately. Mechanical Ventilation Care/Management - Maintains artificial airway and prevents complications associated with their use. Assists the patient to breath without the aid of mechanical ventilator. Evaluates changes in the patient condition and reports significant findings to the physician. Involves all disciplines, patient & family to coordinate effective medical and nursing interventions including rescue to achieve positive outcomes.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.