Essential Job Functions\:
Utilizes the nursing process to assess and prioritize patient needs.
Formulates, implements and evaluates the patients plan of care. Adjusts plan of care in consultation with the Charge nurse as appropriate and implements plan.
Uses basic communication skills to provide care to assigned patients/ families. Relays pertinent information through appropriate documentation and referral to other health care team members such as medicine, dietary and support staff. Initiates discharge planning working in collaboration with the appropriate staff.
Initiates appropriate nursing action in crisis or emergency situations.
Carries out physician orders.
Provides continuity of care to meet the patients changing needs.
Uses available teaching aids to implement teaching plans of assigned patients and revises the plan based on evaluation of effectiveness.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Knowledge of nursing theory and practice acquired through completion of an accredited school of nursing to be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse. BSN preferred.
Licensure and Certification
Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Nebraska.
Basic Life Support and PALS Certification.
After 2 years of employment, strongly encouraged to pursue certification in specialty area.
Approximately six months on-the-job training experience to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of hospital, unit departmental procedures and policies to meet quality and quantity standards for the job.
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to gather and exchange information with physicians, patient, family, visitors and other hospital personnel.
Analytical skills necessary to provide care, prepare care plan, interpret available data, develop and implement effective nursing care and problem solving measures for patient's physical, psychosocial and spiritual well being.
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail at least 90% of work time when planning and implementing professional nursing care, resolving patient care problems and dealing with patients and their families during stressful situations.
Ability to be on feet and walk up to 80% of work time; ability to push, and/or pull up to 200 pounds, lift up to 50 pounds for up to 20% of work time when positioning patient, moving equipment and so forth.