- Purpose of Job
- The practice of nursing by a registered nurse shall mean the assumption of responsibility and accountability for those nursing actions which include, but are not limited to: assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a nursing diagnosis. Execution of the prescribed diagnostic and therapeutic treatment regiments, administering, delegating, and evaluating nursing activities.
- Job Requirements
- Graduate from an accredited Diploma School of Nursing/College of Nursing with an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
- Current unrestricted RN Licensure by the State of Nebraska required.
- Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
- Current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required
- Two to five years previous inpatient nursing experience preferred.
- Knowledge of computer resources.
- Proficiency in nursing practice.
- Exceptional ability to be self-directed.
- Outstanding ability to communicate with wide variety of disciplines.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
- Physical Activity
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Located in an indoor area with frequent exposure to mild physical discomfort from dust, fumes, temperature, and noise. Examples: patient care providers and laboratory technicians.
- Job Hazards
- Not Related: - Electrical Shock/Static
- 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)
- 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 an accurate and thorough assessment of the patient/family to identify human responses to actual or potential health conditions.
- Performs patient care assessments and reassessments based on patient condition and established policy/procedure.
- Demonstrates the ability to effectively utilize the nursing process when providing assessment for all individuals.
- Demonstrates the ability to assess and reassess pain and pain management techniques utilized.
- Documents all assessment and reassessments in an accurate, legible, and timely manner.
Formulation of a nursing diagnosis to identify and plan for the needs of an individual, family, or group.
- Utilizes history and assessment information to identify patient problems and set goals.
- Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs.
- Demonstrates the ability to revise a plan of care as indicated by patient's response to treatment.
- Utilizes assessment data and formulates a plan for discharge needs.
Implementation of a nursing treatment regimen to provide for the selection, performance and management of proper nursing practices.
- Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standards of care and patient's age.
- Performs direct patient care utilizing professional nursing skills and judgment according to physicians and other licensed practitioner's orders.
- Teaches health care practices, initiates and participates in patient and family education programs.
- Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their condition.
- Documentation of nursing care meets current standards and policies.
Evaluation of the plan of care an treatment for all patients under his/her care to promote resolution of patient problems and positive patient outcomes.
- Evaluates overall plan daily for effectiveness and makes adjustments as needed to meet patient goals.
- Evaluates effectiveness of learning and discharge teaching needs.
Coordinates and supervises patient care to provide for the management of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
- Communicates pertinent information regarding patient care appropriately and clearly.
- Demonstrates the ability to assist physicians with procedures and patient rounds.
- Utilizes effective clinical delegation skills, demonstrating accountability for the scope of practice of the individual being delegated to and evaluation of the outcome of delegation.
- Consults with co-workers and other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs and discharge plan.
Safety initiative - Complies with Methodist Fremont Health safety policies and procedures and regulatory requirements e.g., Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Joint Commission (JCAHO), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
- Performs job duties in a manner consistent with organization and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Completes departmental safety requirements, I.e., blitz, departmental in-services, etc., on an annual basis.
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 ~ Living Our Values, and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Methodist Health System