- Purpose of Job
- Accountable for the delivery of quality care to patients and families according to the individualized needs of the patient.
- Job Requirements
- Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing required.
- Successful completion of annual mandatory education requirements.
- Previous Registered Nurse (RN)/medical experience is preferred.
- Current valid Registered Nurse (RN) License, valid compact multi-state license, or a temporary permit while awaiting licensure required for work state.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
- Certification(s) in area of specialty preferred.
- Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members, hospital personnel, and co-workers.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.
- Ability to learn, retain, and utilize computer skills that are required for department and hospital information system.
- Ability to think critically and problem solve.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Not Related:
- Electrical Shock/Static
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
- Rare (1-33%):
- Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means) - NICU only
- Occasionally (34%-66%):
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, personal protective equipment required)
- Frequent (67%-100%):
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the Population Specific Criteria.
- Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and give individualized customer service/patient care according to customer/patient needs.
Performs an initial and ongoing assessment to determine the patient's needs.
- Includes data from the patient/significant other(s) in the assessment as appropriate.
- Prioritizes data collection according to patient's immediate needs.
- Prepares patient for exam by reviewing medical records, checking vital signs and obtaining information relevant to patient needs.
- Facilitates treatment and examination of patient by setting up instruments, equipment and stocking supplies.
- Assists physician with exam by retrieving tests and medical records and obtaining lab work as directed by physician.
- Documents all tests and procedures in charts.
- Assists with phlebotomy by handling samples, requisitions, record keeping, analyzing specimens according to standard procedures.
Develops/reviews/revises and individualizes the plan of care to address the patient's nursing care needs for optimum patient care outcomes. (Consultation and resources, nurses as teachers.)
- Collaborates with providers and other clinical disciplines as appropriate.
- Provides teaching specific to the patient.
- Provides injection training to patients.
- Care plan reflects continuing care needs and/or referrals.
- Provides patient education of fertility process.
- Performs telephone triage by determining patient needs by recording and reporting patient condition to physician and advising patient based on physician instructions.
Implements interventions that are consistent with the established plan of care in a safe and appropriate manner (Professional Models of Care).
- Is familiar with, and follows, nursing protocols and standards of care.
- Uses current knowledge in nursing practice based on standards and research literature.
Performs technical skills competently and independently to assure patient safety (autonomy).
- Able to competently perform technical skills independently.
- Is accountable to learn new skills and equipment within areas' specifications and time frame.
- Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information and policy and procedure manuals.
- Follows appropriate procedure for obtaining and returning or cleaning/disposing of equipment and supplies.
- Performs instrument decontamination/sterile processing.
- Dispense medication at the direction of the physician and instructs patients and family regarding medication and treatment.
Maintains a professional behavior in attitude, demeanor, interactions to achieve organization's mission. (Quality Improvement, Image of Nursing, Interdisciplinary Relationships, Professional Development, community and the healthcare organization.)
- Communicates effectively to solve problems at the personal and unit level.
- Is approachable and professional in working with other health professionals, ancillary staff, patients and family.
- Takes pride in the unit by active participation in restocking and maintaining a clean environment.
- Maintains a professional appearance, behavior, and work environment.
- Maintains competence in area of experience.
- Participates in meetings and/or committees as needed to assist in decisions effecting area/unit or organization.
Initiates action to correct, prevent, and/or minimize risk(s) to the patient, family or staff/employees. (Quality of Care)
- Completes appropriate report form for a risk (e.g., variance/incident report, patient concern report, maintenance request).
- Communicates to appropriate personnel regarding unresolved issues.
- Works within the scope of practice as defined by Nurse Practice Act.
- Maintains work areas to ensure healthy environmental conditions by cleaning and organizing equipment and rooms.
- Performs and documents quality of control activities including those in relation to phlebotomy.
- Acts professionally responsible for human and other resources.
- Charges accurately for use of supplies and equipment according to policy.
If assigned to Endoscopy duties is responsible for cleaning, processing, high level disinfection of Endoscopes, accessories, and related supplies.
- Able to pre-clean, manual clean, and perform high level disinfection as per policy.
- Documentation related to reprocessing is accurate by end of shift.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
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