The Registered Nurse reports to the Nurse Manager. The RN’s primary job function is to develop and coordinate nursing care in conjunction with other health professionals and in accordance with physician’s treatment plans in order to provide for the comfort and wellbeing of patients. Assesses patients’ condition, administers prescribed medications, provides treatments, observes patients’ progress, records pertinent observations, and reports reactions to medications and treatments. Supports each Strategic Value by providing excellent care to those we serve. Works with other disciplines/ancillary services in the care they provide.
GED/High School Diploma required. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required
Approximately two to three years progressively more responsible related work experience with two years concurrent experience in assigned specialty, necessary in order to gain full knowledge of organization and operation of a patient care unit. In-depth knowledge of patient care theories and practices as applied to a specific patient population.
D. Interpersonal Skills
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to instruct and comfort patient and their families and maintain effective contacts with physicians and a variety of hospital personnel.
E. Essential Technical/Motor Skills
Essential technical/motor skills, hand/eye coordination in order to give injections, draw blood, start IV’s, use computer, etc. Speaking clearly to communicate with patients, families, physicians, and staff regarding patient condition and care.
F. Essential Physical Requirements
The physical demand level is very heavy. Occasionally lifts in excess of 100 pounds and frequently carries 50 pounds when lifting and transporting patients. Occasionally will bend, squat, climb, and crawl when rendering skilled nursing care to patients.
G. Essential Mental Requirements
Must be able to assess patient’s condition, formulate a plan of care, select appropriate interventions, evaluate patient response to care/treatment and to explain/teach patients about their condition/recovery. Requires critical thinking skills.
H. Essential Sensory Requirements
Good vision is required when providing skilled nursing care. Monitors emergency room equipment. Provides routines and complex treatments, and obtains admission nursing assessment. Ability to communicate clearly is required when providing emotional support for the patient, assisting physician, and maintaining effective contact with physicians and a variety of hospital personnel.
I. Exposure to Hazards
Occasionally exposed to dust, dirt, heat and cold, fumes/odors, noise, body fluids, sharp instruments, extreme temperatures, moving machinery, unpleasant patient-care activities, and frequently exposed to infectious diseases.