A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills; knowledge of organizational functions, policies and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, applicable to those areas requiring special education.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee.
BLS required within 30 days of hire.
The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive care appropriate to the age of the patients served. This includes, but is not limited to patients from birth to adulthood with a variety of illnesses, including trauma, respiratory, gastroenterology, renal, cardiac and long term care of the chronically ill child. Ability to assess patients and consistently re-evaluate and prioritize and recognize emergent situations and act promptly and appropriately based on the patients needs. Select, develop, implement and evaluate plan of care. Ability to administer pharmacological drugs as ordered, perform procedures and operate equipment necessary for patient care as assigned.
The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the units policies and procedures. This is done through evaluation of direct supervisor by direct observation, in a skills lab, or discussed verbally or written. Competency can also be evaluated by a formal peer review process and/or by self assessment based on objective criteria that is reviewed and validated. Finally, contributes to nursing and the Medical Center through support of philosophy and objectives and education efforts.