A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient.
This position is involved in a team-based approach to care. Team members are trained to meet the highest level of function for their role as per the State of Tennessee/Georgia guidelines. Is trained and assigned (as per their role and responsibilities) to coordinate care for patients and is trained and assigned to support patients/families/caregivers in self-management, self-efficacy and behavior change. Is trained and assigned (as per their role and responsibilities) to manage the practicesï¿½ patient population. Participates in the practiceï¿½s quality improvement process and performance evaluation.
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.
Previous pediatric experience
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee.
Department Position Summary:
The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive emergent care appropriate to the age of the patients seen in the Ambulatory Department. Ability to assess patients and consistently re-evaluate and prioritize based on fluctuation of volume and acuity. Ability to recognize emergent situations and act promptly and appropriately based on the patientï¿½s 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 patientï¿½s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patientï¿½s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unitï¿½s 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.