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.
Successful completion of Diploma, ADN, BSN, or MSN training
Basic Computer Knowledge.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
Minimum of 3-5 years experience as a critical care nurse.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Maintain current ACLS and BCLS and state licensure and provide the organization with verification of same.
CCRN must be obtained with in one year of hire date.
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.