The Registered Nurse is responsible for patient care in collaboration with interdisciplinary health care providers to assess, plan, intervene, evaluate and document care in an individualized and age appropriate manner which promotes patient safety and healing and according to hospital policy.
Collaborates with patient, significant other and interdisciplinary health care providers to assess, plan, intervene, evaluate and document care in an individualized and age appropriate manner which promotes patients safety and healing and according to hospital policy. Completes initial assessment and screenings.
Interprets and utilizes clinical data and history in the plan of care. Evaluates patient progress towards goals. Communicates patient "handoff" with appropriate detail (i.e. shift report guided by the plan of care or any other pertinent documents). Follows through that patient care issues are addressed following chain of command. Recognizes changes in patient condition, communicates to appropriate health care personnel.
Promotes and maintains a safe, clean and orderly environment. Acts as a patient advocate and upholds patient rights. Delegates work to care team. Responds effectively in emergency situations. Documents accurately in a legible and timely manner. Provides medical and nursing therapeutic interventions. Maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients and family while providing care. Incorporates education into daily patient activity (i.e. medication, equipment, food-drug interactions).
Prioritizes and organizes work assignment and adjusts priorities based on changing situations. Recognizes and integrates patient special needs and individualizes care. Develops measurable plan of care goals congruent with evidenced based standards (e.g. core measures). Plans delivery of care according to patient acuity and staff competencies. Individualizes educational plan based on age, diagnosis, cultural and spiritual values. Consults and collaborates with other Health Care professionals. Anticipates potential length of stay or discharge problems and adjusts plan.
LOCATION: St. Joseph Medical Center
2 year / Associate's Degree: Nursing (Required)
4 year / Bachelor's Degree: BS in Nursing (Preferred)
Certification / Licensure / Registration
BLS Certification (Required)
State Registered Nurse License (Required)
Physical Requirements and Physical Demands
Adequate hearing to perform job duties in person and over the telephone. Hears alarms/telephone/tape
recorder/normal speaking voice.
Must be able to accurately document pertinent information either by writing or typing.
Must be able to communicate clearly in person and over the telephone.
Must be able to distinguish colors.
Must be able to perform repetitive tasks/motion.
Must have good manual dexterity.
Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties, including reading information from printed sources and computer screens