Nurse - TeleHealth ICU (Lebanon, NH)
Company: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Posted on: August 2, 2019
THIS IS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF THE TEAM OPTIMIZING
The TeleICU program complements bedside care delivery and is
clinically proven to reduce severity adjusted mortality and lengths
of stay in the ICU. TeleICU leverages clinical resources to improve
patient care through advanced technology and proven processes. The
model provides for 24/7 sustainable acute care that is proven to
optimize patient outcomes.
To be considered, the nurse must hold a current position in a
Critical Care unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (job-share, full-time,
part-time, or FlexChoice per diem).
Provides professional nursing care and support via telephone/video
camera to defined patient population using telecommunications. Uses
critical thinking and communication skills to asses, plan,
implement, educate and evaluate patient outcomes. Uses nursing
processes to identify patient care needs, risks, safety issues,
educational opportunities and appropriate health care referrals.
Works with physicians and multidisciplinary team members to develop
a plan of care for assigned patients. Monitors care through
assessments and/or patient records. Identifies and resolves
barriers that hinder effective patient care. Makes nursing
judgments and decisions and assumes responsibility for nursing care
TeleEmergency or ICU Focus
1. Identifies patient health-related problems and risk states and
develops nursing care plans accordingly. Assists other nurses in
assessment, diagnosis, care planning, and evaluation of
2. Provides individualized nursing care, recognizes and takes
appropriate action for significant changes in patient
3. Evaluates effectiveness of nursing care and makes necessary
modifications to assist with optimal patient outcomes.
4. Establishes relevant, evidence-based and safe nursing
interventions and priorities when providing nursing care.
5. Collaborates effectively with patient, patient's significant
others, and members of the health care team to achieve optimal
patient outcomes. Acts as a resource to peers, student nurses,
medical students, house officers, and other health care
6. Communicates patient status through verbal, electronic, and
written means with other health care providers, and takes
appropriate action for patient well-being.
7. Observes patient to recognize nursing needs. Implements
care/interventions through collaboration with other nursing team
members, physicians or members of other health care
8. Develops and promotes long-term relationships with spoke site
facilities and providers, providing feedback and follow-up as
9. Identifies and offers solutions to patient care delivery issues
through quality improvement, continuing education, research, and
peer review activities.
Transfer Center Focus
1. Arranges and coordinates urgent /emergent requests for
2. Manages and coordinates centralized communications between
referring and accepting provider services. Collaborates with
physicians to assess urgency and priority of admission.
3. Develops relevant mitigation strategies in collaboration with
Medical Director to maximize safe patient intake and patient care
4. Collaborates with others to determine appropriateness of
requests for outside transfers.
5. Determines and assigns accurate patient admission type following
established guidelines and criteria.
6. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
-- Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required.
Baccalaureate in nursing strongly preferred.
-- Critical Care Nursing experience required; ie. Emergency or ICU.
5 years critical care nursing preferred.
-- Previous computer experience required.
-- Proven organizational and multi-tasking abilities along with
strong customer service skills that include excellent phone and
-- Knowledge and skills sufficient to integrate the use of health
care technology and/or information management systems into the
provision of nursing care.
Associate Degree (ADN) and Diploma (DIP) prepared nurses must
commit to completing their BSN. ADN/DIP prepared nurses will need
to enter into the BSN Education Process within one year of service
date and remain continuously enrolled until BSN degree completion.
If this agreement is not met, D-H may terminate the nurse's
employment. Enrollment in an RN to MSN program meets this
Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
-- Licensed Registered Nurse in New Hampshire and Vermont and other
states as applicable
-- Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
-- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required.
-- Certified in specialty preferred.
-- Membership in a professional organization preferred.
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