Under the immediate supervision of the Clinical Director or other designated management (charge nurse or nursing supervisor) functions as a clinical nurse for assigned Nursing care area with responsibility for the delivery of the individualized patient care. Assesses, plans,implements, evaluates and documents nursing care in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice. This position is accountable for the quality of nursing services delivered by self or others who are under his/her direction. Demonstrates strong working knowledge of interdisciplinary planning, as well as the needs, comfort and range of treatment appropriate to the age and diagnosis of the patient population served. Participates in unit based decision making and supports changes made. demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication sills, both verbal and written in order to establish and maintain positive therapeutic working relationships with all internal and external customers.
Graduate of an RN program
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of scope and role of the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician and Unit Clerk
Valid Registered Nurse license within the state of Louisiana
American Heart Association Basic Life Support , Advance Cardiac Life support within 6 months of hire
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.
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.