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Job Post Date: 11/08/2012
Category: Nursing
Req #: 1103
Department: LABOR & DELIVERY
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Night Shift
Hours: 7p-7a
Job Details: Associate's Degree
Professional License Required
1 Year Acute Care Exp Required

Position Summary:


Under the general direction of the Nurse Manager, the Registered Nurse provides direct patient care.  The Registered Nurse collaborates with patients, family/significant others, peers, physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in the delivery of healthcare services to patients. The Registered Nurse assesses patient's needs, plans care, implements and evaluates the medical and nursing regimens in accordance with the hospital and nursing philosophy, policies/procedures and standards.  He/she demonstrates leadership skills and a commitment to professional accountability and growth. 


Job Responsibilities:


§         Utilizes the nursing process to meet the age specific needs of the patient in all aspects of care: biophysical, psychosocial, education, safety/ environment and discharge planning

§         Utilizes appropriate steps in the decision making process to include recognition and priority setting related to patient care and unit-based issues. Addresses issues with appropriate actions

§         Collaborates and communicates with the interdisciplinary health care team

§         Integrates patient rights and nursing ethics into work practice

§         Adheres to infection control standards to reduce the risk of nosocomial infections to patient and staff.

§         Adheres to the tenets of the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals

§         Delegates activities to ancillary staff as it relates to the State Nurse Practice Act

§         Adheres to the ANA Code of Nursing Ethics

§         Participates in the Performance Improvement initiatives

§         Completes competency requirements

§         Attends mandatory inservices

§         Attends staff meetings as required/requested

§         Utilizes cost containment practices

§         Adheres to all WPHC standards of care, policies and procedures including dress code, code of conduct,  behavioral standards, completion of annual mandatory education and completion of annual health assessment

§         Assumes Charge Nurse responsibility

§         Performs other duties as assigned


Education, Training, Licensure and Experience Requirements


§         Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with current New York registration or eligible for licensure (interim permit).

§         Knowledge of current nursing, medical and health trends and practices in rendering of patient care.

§         BCLS certification is required for all RNs.

§         NRP certification is required for all RNs working in the Mother-Baby unit, Labor & Delivery and NICU. All newly hired nurses to the NICU, L&D and the Mother-Baby unit must receive this certification within 6 months.

§         Successful completion of Department and Unit Orientation Programs


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