A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the inpatient, outpatient, laser, or PAT patient.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Knowledge of general nursing principles and practices, organizational functions, policies, and regulations, current trends and new developments in the field of ophthalmology.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee.
BLS required within 30 days of hire.
Department Position Summary:
The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned areas. The employee must be able to care for postoperative patients requiring dressing changes, respiratory status monitoring, urine output and pain control.
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.
The employee must possess the ability to assess patients; select, develop, implement and evaluate a plan of care. The employee must possess the ability to administer pharmacological drugs as ordered, perform procedures, and operate equipment necessary for patient care as assigned.
Mission: To improve the health of people we touch
Vision: To be recognized locally, regionally and nationally as a premier health system
R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: We will fulfill the mission and vision by adhering to the Standards of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.