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Banner Health RN Registered Nurse Observation Unit Registry in Tucson, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Mesa, Arizona

Department Name:

Banner Staffing Services-AZ

Work Shift:

Varied

Job Category:

Nursing

Flexible scheduling. Rewarding careers. Nurses are the heartbeat of a hospital, and we do our best to keep our nurses’ hearts beating happily and well. Part of this is the breadth of career options for nurses with Banner Staffing Services. Apply today.

This is an excellent opportunity to join Banner Health and work at both the Tucson campus and South campus Observation units ! As an RN for Banner Staffing Services you will self-schedule a minimum of 2 shifts per month. You must be available to schedule at either location. There are opportunities for both Day and Night shift. You must have Observation or Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Registered Nurse work experience for a minimum of 12 months within the last year and a half. BLS and ACLS is required upon hire.

You must have Observation or Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Registered Nurse work experience for a minimum of 12 months within the last year and a half. BLS and ACLS is required upon hire.

Banner University Medical Center South Campus is an academic medical center focused on providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research to help the people of Arizona and beyond. Banner University Medical Center South Campus was nationally recognized by IBM Watson as a Top 100 Hospital in 2018. An 8-bed Observation Unit where the goal is to have patients discharged or inpatient within 24 hours. This is a small, but fast-paced environment. All beds have telemetry monitoring ability and are positioned around the nurse's station allowing for close monitoring and strong teamwork.

Banner University Medical Center-Tucson has 2 units. A 20-bed Observation Unit (4NW) and a 16-bed ED Landing Zone (1NW). The ED Landing Zone is a cross between ED and the floor. Here, the patients from the ED are treated, a full head to toe assessment is completed, stat labs are drawn, and are given stat medications (along with other scheduled medications). Patients are taken to scans and procedures from this area. Patients can either be discharged or be admitted to a floor. This landing zone helps continue the plan of care of patients while allowing more patients into the ED to be seen. Patients stay less than 48 hours on either unit. It’s a fun and fast paced environment, with a wide variety of both acute and chronic conditions. All 36 beds have telemetry monitoring ability, along with both Medical Surgical & Progressive Care populations. 4NW also provides Monoclonal Antibody Treatments 3 days per week.

Banner Staffing Services (BSS) offers Registry/Per Diem opportunities within Banner Health. Registry/Per Diem positions are utilized as needed within our facilities. These positions offer flexibility in scheduling and are great way to start your career with Banner Health. As a BSS team member, you are eligible to apply (at any time) as an internal applicant to any regular opportunities within Banner Health.

As a valued and respected Banner Health team member, you will enjoy:

• Competitive wages

• Paid orientation

• Flexible Schedules (select positions)

• Fewer Shifts Cancelled

• Weekly pay

• 403(b) Pre-tax retirement

• Employee Assistance Program

• Employee wellness program

• Discount Entertainment tickets

• Restaurant/Shopping discounts

• Auto Purchase Plan

Registry/Per Diem positions do not have guaranteed hours and no medical benefits package is offered. Registry/Per Diem positions require a minimum of 2 shifts a month commitment. Completion of post-offer Occupational Health physical assessment, drug screen and background check (includes; employment, criminal and education) is required.

If you are a New Graduate Nurse with less than 12 months of experience, please visit the main job search page and under the Job Type filter, select New Nurse Experience.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents nursing care of patients in accordance with organizational policies and in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice utilizing the framework for professional nursing practice and development. This position is accountable for the quality of nursing services delivered by self or others who are under their direction. This position utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skills necessary to assess data and plan, provide and evaluate care appropriate to the physical and developmental age of assigned patients.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. Assesses patient physical, psychological, social, spiritual, educational, developmental, cultural and discharge planning needs. Reviews patient history and physical with patient/family and assures completion within appropriate timeframe. Reviews available information obtained by other health care team members. Reviews diagnostics and laboratory data and reports abnormal results to the physician(s) and other appropriate caregivers. Completes assessment and reassessments according to patient need and as outlined in policy.

  2. Formulates a plan of care, including the discharge plan, utilizing assessment data and patient, family and health team input. Initiates a plan of care based on patient-specific needs, assessment data and the medical plan of care. Goals for patient are realistic, measurable and developed in conjunction with the patient/family. Considers the physical, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, age specific and educational needs of the patient in the plan of are. Plans care in collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary team. Reviews and revises the plan of care to reflect changing patient needs based on evaluation of the patient’s status.

  3. Implements the plan of care through direct patient care, coordination, delegation and supervision of the activities of the health care team. Provides care based on physician orders and the nursing plan of care, in compliance with policies and procedures, standards of care, and regulatory agency requirements. Delegates appropriately, and provides nursing supervision in the provision of care to patients by other licensed nurses and other personnel. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for whom care is provided.

  4. Evaluates the patient's and family's response to care and teaching, and revises the plan of care as needed. Evaluates patient progress towards goals and expected outcomes in collaboration with other health care team members. Evaluates patient's response and the effectiveness of patient teaching.

  5. Documents assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in the patient record. Documentation is legible, timely and in accordance with policy. Documentation reflects objective/subjective data, nursing interventions and patient's response to treatment. Notes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner.

  6. Provides care based on the best evidence available and may participate in research activities within clinical practice. Participates in unit or facility shared leadership. Interacts and participates in the education, role development, and orientation of facility personnel, patients, students, families and visitors. Promotes/supports growth of others through precepting and mentoring when appropriate.

  7. Contributes to society through activities that lead to excellent patient outcomes through timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and safe care. Actively participates in the improvement of national nursing quality indicators and outcomes. Such activities may include participating in professional organizations.

  8. In some roles, this position may supervise staff and work flow of the department.

9.Interacts with all levels of staff in a variety of departments, physicians, patients, families and external contacts, such as employees of other health care institutions, community providers and agencies, concerning the health care of the patient. Interacts with other health care providers in numerous settings in order to report and ask for or clarify information. Also works with clergy to provide spiritual support. Synthesizes and prioritizes data from multiple sources to provide support for the human response of the patient and family to changes in health status.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must possess a current, valid RN license in state of practice, temporary/interim RN license in state of practice, or compact RN licensure for current state of practice. BLS certification is required. Additional certification or continuing education may be required based on area of practice.

Relates throughout the interview process the experience, training and education needed to perform the job. Experience in the clinical area for which he or she is applying is desired. Must maintain clinical performance competencies appropriate to the area in which they work as demonstrated through annual validations. Banner Registry and Travel acute care positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Registered Nurse in the specialty area. Banner Registry and Travel physician practice positions require a minimum of one year experience as a Registered Nurse in a physician practice or an acute care setting. Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital, BTMC Behavioral, Banner Home Care/Hospice or Boswell Skilled Nursing Facility must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson on the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix campus must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. This is a requirement of the Whole Family Counseling Program held at this specific facility. Employees working in the Banner McKee Senior Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit must possess an Colorado Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree preferred. Professional certification preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability

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