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Registered Nurse - Emergency Department (FT/Nights) - Clinical Decision Unit – Sign On/Relocation Incentive Available! New RN Graduates apply today!

Ball Memorial Hospital
Date Posted
02 November, 2022
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Night
Requisition Number
334987
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Registered Nurse - Emergency Department (FT/Nights) - Clinical Decision Unit – Sign On/Relocation Incentive Available! New RN Graduates apply today!

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Job Description

Overview

 

The Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) is a designated area within the hospital that allows our providers to monitor and evaluate the medical condition of patients who do not meet criteria for inpatient admission but are not well enough to go home or require further observation. The unit provides an effective, fast paced environment that allows you to connect with your patients and perfect your assessment skills.

 

Our CDU is a 10 bed, 23-hour observation unit that is a direct extension of our Level 3 Trauma Center Emergency Department. Our staff collaborates with our Advanced Practice Provider team to provide quick, yet individualized care to our patients. Our nurses are encouraged to think in hours instead of days to keep our patients moving and getting them home 2x faster than other inpatient areas. Our unit’s average length of stay is 16 hours in comparison to 40+ hours as an inpatient. This strategy can help patients go home safer and faster, while being more cost effective. Our CDU is located near the emergency department where the team monitors patients for 6-24 hours. We work alongside ED staff to ensure an advanced level of clinical competency, nursing judgment, teaching skills, and a commitment to improving the quality of patient care.

 

The nurse is responsible for the assessment, treatment or care appropriate to the ages of the patients served. Independently performs general and unit-specific clinical skills.  Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patient's needs.  Possesses knowledge of growth and development and has an understanding of the range of treatment needed for all patient groups. Is responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care appropriate to the ages of the patients served.  Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patient’s needs.  Possesses knowledge of growth and development and has an understanding of the range of treatment needed for all patient groups.

 


Experience/Skills:

  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Preferred to have one (1) year RN experience in Acute Care Setting.

 

Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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