Registered Nurse Mobility: Southwest Louisiana
Company: Christus Health
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: September 18, 2022
The Registered Nurse Mobility is a travel nurse. The nurse is
expected to accept up to an twelve (12) week travel assignments to
any CHRISTUS Health facility within the United States. During the
travel assignment the Nurse is responsible for patient assessment,
patient care planning, and provision of quality nursing care to an
assigned group of patients for a defined work period. Provides
direction and supervision to LVN/LPNs, nursing assistants, unit
secretaries and other clinical/clerical associates. By assignment,
may function as charge nurse for the unit. Involves provision of
patient care/service to older adolescent, young adult, adult, and
This position is for multiple locations within the CHRISTUS Health
system. It encompasses multiple departments including ICU, Med
Surg, Telemetry, Step down, Surgical, and Pediatrics. Mobility
nurses will be placed at one location in a specific department
based on experience and specialty for their 12 week assignment.
Patient Care Planning Develops comprehensive nursing care plan
which addresses all significant needs and problems identified
through nursing assessment. Prepares nursing elements of the
interdisciplinary care plan prior to the initial team
Reviews and updates nursing care plan and collaborates with team
members as changes occur.
Patient Care Provision Implements patient care as planned in
nursing care plan and interdisciplinary care plan. Sets priorities
based on knowledge of patient acuity and patient needs. Provides
safe and therapeutic care and seeks resources when appropriate.
Safely performs and accurately documents procedures, consistent
with established nursing policy and procedure.
Patient Care Evaluation Evaluates patient response to interventions
and attainment of goals in collaboration with interdisciplinary
team. Evaluates progress toward nursing goals and revises goals as
needed on a weekly basis.
Completes nursing progress note for assigned patients on a daily
Completes nursing flow sheets for assigned patients on a daily
Teaching Evaluates education needs of patient and significant
others and documents their response to teaching. Utilizes, adapts,
and revises teaching resources to meet patient education needs.
Explains procedures, tests, and disease process to patients and
families as needed. Acts as role model for health care students and
other team members. Acts as preceptor to assigned orienteers.
Assists in orientation of new staff by sharing knowledge and
Patient Care Communication Reports and documents accurately and
concisely to appropriate persons the patient's condition. Maintains
patient confidentiality. Applies basic verbal and nonverbal skills
to maintain open, effective communication among care team members,
patients, and significant others. Encourages direct discussion
between staff members when differences occur and seeks assistance
to arbitrate differences as needed. Gives and accepts constructive
feedback appropriately. Identifies actual and potentially unsafe
patient care practices, reports them in the designated manner, and
Other duties as assigned
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Minimum 2 years nursing experience
RN License in state of employment or compact
BLS (other certifications may be required depending on
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