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Company: Baton Rouge General
Location: Prairieville, LA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: To improve the quality of life of patients and families by coordinating patient care processes of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in collaboration with the patient, family, physician, and appropriate support services for the age population served, as defined in the department's scope of service.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:


1.         Coordinates patient assessment through collection of patient's health data.


  • Prioritizes data collection based on the patient's immediate condition or needs.
  • Performs ongoing and systematic comprehensive physical and psychosocial assessments.
  • Involves the patient, significant others and health care providers as appropriate.
  • Performs functional, nutritional and other screenings and ensures triggers are complete.
  • Identifies and coordinates the need for further assessment by discipline.
  • Documents patient care assessments in the medical record.


2.         Analyzes patient assessments to determine nursing diagnoses and identifies expected outcomes.


  • Determines nursing diagnoses using assessment data.
  • Identifies patient outcomes based on the nursing diagnoses.
  • Outcomes are prioritized based on the patent's condition and needs.
  • Nursing diagnoses and outcomes are documented in the medical record.
  • Triage assessment on all patients and follows protocols according to established department guidelines and policies.
  • Demonstrates ability to proficiently assess patients in every age group.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the management of patients receiving Procedural Sedation.


3.         Coordinates an interdisciplinary plan of care that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.


  • Collaborates with appropriate disciplines and integrates various assessments to formulate an individualized plan of care based on patient needs and current nursing practice standards.
  • Reviews and updates the plan of care as the patient condition changes, at least every day.
  • Documents the plan of care in the medical record.


4.         Implements the interventions identified in the plan of care.


  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary health care team to deliver direct patient care utilizing nursing practice standards, and universal blood and body fluid precautions.
  • Uses interventions that are consistent with the patient's plan of care.
  • Maintains patient rights.
  • Ensures that patients receive the appropriate treatments and medications in a timely manner.
  • Delegates patient care to other members of the health care team; ensures the delegated task(s) are within the scope of practice of the assigned individual and maintains oversight and accountability.
  • Coordinates direct patient care from appropriate support services.
  • Provides individualized patient education to patient and families.
  •  Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to plan patient discharge.
  • Documents all treatments, medications, patient/family education and ongoing assessments.


5.         Evaluates the patient's progress toward attainment of outcomes.


  • Performs ongoing and systematic reassessment according to department standard or more frequently based on patient condition.
  • Revises nursing diagnoses, outcomes and plan of care based on reassessments.
  • Involves the patient, significant others and healthcare team in the evaluation and update of plan of care as appropriate.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of treatments, medications and patient teaching.


6.         Triage assessment on all patients.


  • Follows triage protocols according to established department guidelines and policy.


7.         Performs focused assessments for all age populations.


  • Demonstrates ability to proficiently assess patients in every age group.


8.         Administers and monitors Procedural Sedation.


  • Demonstrates proficiency in the management of patients receiving Procedural Sedation.


9.         Performs all other duties as assigned.



1 year Nursing experience preferred



Pediatric Course ACT 548

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within one year

Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) preferred

Crisis Prevention Training within six months

Pediatric Advanced Life Support training (PALS) within one year

Neonatal Resuscitation Program preferred

Emergency Nurses Pediatric Core Course (ENPC) preferred



Current Louisiana RN licensure

CEN Certification encouraged/preferred                                                      


Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable HIPAA regulations appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Medical records w/o limitation both paper and electronic, patient demographics, lab and radiology results, patient information related to surgery or appointment schedules, medical records related to quality data, patient financial information, patient billing 3rd party, patient related complaints, information related to patient location, patients' religious beliefs, research information and/or public health records. 


Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable safety practices appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Incident reporting, handling of wastes, sharps and linen, PPE, exposure control plans, hand washing, environment of care, patient identification, administers medications/blood products, receives orders for patients, validates patients for any procedures/surgery, transports, monitors or observes patients for procedures including infusion pumps, monitors clinical alarms, and collects blood samples.


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