EDUCATION: Graduate of an approved nursing school/program. Qualified by education, training or experience to work with the neonate, adolescent, and/or adult population as specialty assignment dictates.
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years clinical experience with a thorough knowledge of current nursing practices; an ability and willingness to apply nursing knowledge and skills and maintain clinical competency as required within area of assignment; charge experience preferred. Demonstrated ability to develop, present, implement and maintain activities in High-Risk Antepartum/GYN/Postpartum/Well-Baby Nursery Unit. A demonstrated ability and willingness to work with the patients' growth and development needs. An ability to manage a sometimes chaotic work environment related to changing patient needs, including work with patients with acute, chronic, and complex disease processes. Demonstrates skill in the use of applicable equipment; mature judgment and initiative required; is able to work without direct supervision; shows professional interest through self-development, continuing education, and involvement in professional organizations; presents a positive attitude and professional appearance. Ability to give and follow written and oral instructions; ability to communicate effectively with others; ability to react and perform under stress in emergency situations; ability to effectively record and reflect observations; ability to plan and organize work for self and others; ability to exercise analytical judgment on work to be done.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION: Registered Nurse licensure to work in state of TN. Current CPR/BLS/NRP certifications required. NRP certification required within twelve (12) months of assignment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Prolonged standing and walking; lifting, turning patients and equipment; repeated bending, squatting and stooping; exposure to infectious agents. Visual acuity is needed to assess color changes to verify accuracy of written materials and to administer and accurately prepare medications. Heavy Work - Exerting up to 150 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 30 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (May be further defined as "with or without assistance.")