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Registered Nurse (RN) Rapid Response Wkd - PRN

Wellstar North Fulton Hospital • Roswell, GA • Nursing: Direct Care • 106184 • Nights • PRN


The Rapid Response Team (RRT) Nurse is a registered professional nurse who functions under the direction of the Nurse Manager and is responsible for coordination of Rapid Response Team assessment of patient, prioritization and implementation of interventions to ensure optimal patient outcomes, documentation of interventions and outcomes, communication with other team members and disciplines, and safe delivery of age appropriate and culturally aware patient care. The RRT Nurse is accountable for addressing the patient/family biological, emotional, developmental, psychosocial and education needs. The RRT Nurse serves as a resource/support to the staff, physicians, patients, families, and other departments. The RRT Nurse is responsible for RRT calls, follow-up visits, RRT data collection, entry and analysis, development of RRT practice guidelines, evaluation of patient codes and informal education of staff.


Shift:  PRN Weekend Nights


Core Responsibilites and Essential Functions

  • Patient Care
    * Responds to RRT calls.
    * Coordinates patient care during events including assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of outcomes
    * Communicates with medical staff, nursing staff, other disciplines and departments as required to ensure optimal patient outcomes
    * Intervenes in patient crisis to promote quality patient care
    * Documents assessment, interventions, and outcomes in patient medical record; utilizes SBAR documentation
    * Develops and implements clinical practice guidelines for RRT.
    * Monitors patient outcomes and conducts follow-up as required
    * Assesses patient and family or support system needs
    * Educates patient, families or support system as required and documents
    * Educates staff pertaining to RRT.
  • Data Monitoring
    * Collects, monitors, and trends RRT data
    * Analyzes data to determine opportunities for improvement; reports findings to medical staff and nursing leadership as requested
    * Recommends improvements required to promote optimal patient outcomes to medical staff and nursing leadership
    * Initiates and implements improvements related to RRT based on data trends
    * Analyzes patient code data to identify trends and makes recommendations for improvements based on data
    * Monitors ?near miss? events to identify and initiate prevention measures to promote quality patient care
  • Professional Practice
    * Serves as professional role model within professional nursing utilizing professional clinical judgment
    * Serves as a mentor in the development of peers and clinical staff
    * Liaison between medical staff and patients and families
    * Creates and maintains supportive work environment conducive to quality patient care including taking corrective action when needed
    * Supports fiscal accountability for human and material resources
    * Collaborates with Nurse Manager to recruit and retain staff
    * Supports performance improvement initiatives designed to promote quality patient care
    * Promotes professional nursing practice through shared governance, evidence-based practice and ethical accountability
    * Maintains confidentiality

Required for All Jobs

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of work, and code of conduct.


Required Minimum Education

  • Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing; current licensure as a professional registered nurse in the State of Georgia Required and
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) Preferred

Required Minimum Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of nursing practice in a critical care environment Required

Required Minimum Skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Inter- and intra-departmental coordination of patient care activities
  • Delegation skills required
  • Ability to multi-task essential
  • Ability to function in stressful and emergency situations essential
  • Strong detail orientation required
  • Computer skills required
  • Personal time management skills are required
  • Compliance with the American Nurses' Association Code of Ethics for Professional Nurses is required
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and practices within parameters outlined in Georgia Registered Professional Nurse Practice Act.

Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Reg Nurse (Single State) 1.00 Required 1.00
  • RN - Multi-state Compact 1.00 Required 1.00
  • Basic Life Support 2.00 Required 2.00
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support 3.00 Required 3.00
  • NIH Stroke Scale 5.00 Required 5.00

Additional Licenses and Certifications

  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support credentials Required
  • Current AHA Basic Life Support credentials Required
  • National certification in critical care nursing Preferred
  • NIHSS certification Required
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