Covid19 vaccination required for all applicants.
General Summary: The Registered Nurse renders highly professional and technical nursing care to assigned patients. Provides direct and indirect patient care using the nursing process. Directs and supervises other assigned team members and collaborates with physicians and multi-disciplinary team members to achieve the highest standards of care specific to the age of the patient. Provides patient care/services for all stages of the lifespan including pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics.
- Practices in accordance with hospital philosophy; Nursing Department’s philosophy, goals, and standards of care; State Board of Nursing; State Nursing Practice Act and other regulatory agencies.
- Ensures a secure and safe patient environment by practicing in accordance with organization and unit specific, procedures, and standards of care.
- Participates in cost containment activities.
- Maintains job-specific competency which addresses effective, safe use of equipment, infection control, disaster training, emergency life-saving procedures cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and patient information management.
- Demonstrates leadership skills through problem solving abilities and adherence to standards of care.
- Individualizes the nursing plan of care in collaboration with the patient/significant other and alternative members of the interdisciplinary team.
- Completes treatments, medication administration, intravenous (IV) therapy, and equipment use following established standards.
- Demonstrates effective communication skills to treat patients/others with dignity and respect.
- Assumes accountability and responsibility for quality of patient care provided.
- Fosters peer support and team building through active leadership.
- Documents assessments, patients need, interventions for improving/maintaining patient/family condition to address needs, responses to interventions, teaching provided, and patient status on designated forms.
- Completes self-evaluation and continuing education on record in an ongoing manner annually. Participates in disaster preparedness training.
- Completes Minimum Data Sets for residents accurately and with in the state and federal regulation guidelines.
- Be able to take call as necessary.
- Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing.
- No experienced required for beginning practitioner.
- Refresher course required for nurses who have not worked in an acute setting for five years or more.
- Current Licensure o practice as a Registered Nurse in the state.
- CPR Certification required or must be obtained within probationary period.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred for charge nurse role.
- Walking and standing throughout shift.
- Lifting patients with assistance daily.
- Potential exposure to contamination with blood or bodily fluids, requiring wearing protective equipment.
- May be required to work unusual or additional shift hours.
- Works in a continually changing work environment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, non-verbal, and listening skills).
- Ability to provide direct and indirect patient care.
NOTE: This job description is an overall statement of major accountabilities and duties performed by incumbents in this position. The incumbent may be required to perform other position-related duties other than those described in this description.