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Registered Nurse - TEMPORARY POSITION
Job Code:1266-2017
Department:SJMH
Biweekly Hours:72
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Location:Emergency Room-7.6710
  

Job Responsibilities:

Provides direct and indirect patient care in healthcare setting.  The RN must effectively communicate with physicians/Clinical Supervisor/charge nurses/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient’s clinical condition which includes reporting of results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology.  The nurse must have the ability to quickly and accurately respond to changes in a patient’s condition.  Additionally the nurse must be able to perform general nursing duties in all assigned departments with adequate supervision.


Job Qualifications:

Professional Proficiency Demonstrated

Responsible for understanding and adherence to the Standards/Code of Conduct, and the Corporate Compliance Plan (CCP) at St. James Mercy Health.

 

Ensures that all educational requirements related to Corporate Compliance are implemented and adhered to as required by the CCP Education Plan. 

 

Delivery of High Quality Clinical Outcomes

 

  1. Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy.This includes: pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  1. Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  1. Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily and as needed for effectiveness.
  1. Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the patient care unit’s policies and procedures.
  1. Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
  1. Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  1. Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.

  2. Follows the six (6) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.

  3. Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate (if applicable)

  4. Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.

  5. Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.

  6. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.  Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.  Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.

  7. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.

  8. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.  Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.

  9. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

  10. Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

  11. Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.

  12. Communicates appropriately and clearly to Clinical Supervisor, Charge nurse, co-workers and physicians.

  13. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.

  14. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.

  15. Documentation meets current standards and policies of organization and unit specific.

  16. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.

  17. Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.

  18. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

 

Professional Requirements

A.         Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.

B.         Reports to work on time and as scheduled.

C.         Completes annual education requirements in a timely manner.

D.         Wears identification while on duty, uses computerized punch time system correctly.

E.         Attends department in-services, as scheduled.

F.         Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.

G.         Supports a culture of safety and quality patient care.  Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, Registered Nurse colleagues, co-workers and physicians.


Other Job Information (if applicable):

Education & Experience

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Minimum 1 year of recent ER, critical care or med/surg experience required. BSN preferred.

 

 

Licenses and/or Certifications

  • BLS/ACLS

  • NYS RN license

  • TNCC, PALS

  • NRP within 1 year of hire

 

 

Language Ability

Ability to read, write and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific/trade/technical journals. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, or regulatory agencies. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees, patients, and vendors.

 

Math Ability

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, rates and ratios.

  


 
 

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