RN - Critical Response (Rapid Response Team)
Company: SSM Health
Posted on: June 26, 2022
This role is pat of the expert clinical team in the acute care
area. Prevents clinical deterioration in patients outside of
intensive care units. Leads the Critical Response team's initial
assessment of critically ill patients and has the ability and
clinical skills to assess and implement early interventions to
prevent cardiopulmonary arrest, better facilitating the patient's
transition to a higher level of care.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Acts as the first level of support for the bedside nursing team
when the condition of a patient is in question or jeopardy.
- Educates and supports the bedside team in the evaluation and
management of unstable patients.
- Guides the bedside nursing team to help direct patient
- Assists in determining when to escalate a rapid response.
- Facilitates early and rapid transition of patients to a higher
level of care.
- Closely monitors patients who have recently transferred from
the intensive care unit (ICU).
- Utilizes available data from the electronic medical record and
other sources to identify at risk patients. e.g. Deterioration
Index, Sepsis score and other acuity scores.
- Collects and maintains data related to Rapid Response and Code
episodes to drive process improvement.
- Participates in Ministry Rapid Response and Code debrief
process and Regional Critical Response Nursing Team.
- Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and
scientific knowledge in health care to critical care nursing
practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on
patient's age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the
department's Scope of Service.
- Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
- Performs other duties as assigned.EDUCATION
- Graduate of accredited school of nursingEXPERIENCE
- Two years of registered nurse experience in critical care,
emergency care or progressive care PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Constant use of speech to share information through oral
- Constant standing and walking.
- Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing
- Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
- Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near
(20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and
- Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
- Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication,
distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning
- Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects
weighing 25-50 lbs.
- Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
- Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting,
gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
- Occasional driving.
- Rare crawling and running.
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