DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
⮚ Provides direct and indirect professional nursing care for patients.
⮚ May work in other units as oriented/assigned.
⮚ Determines priorities of care based on physical and psycho-social needs.
⮚ Communicates with physicians about changes in a patient's clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatically.
⮚ Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.
⮚ Is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.
⮚ Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring.
⮚ Correctly identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately based upon ACLS protocol.
⮚ Able to provide basic airway management utilizing oral and nasal airways, ambu bag, jaw thrust or head tilt/chin lift maneuvers, and suctioning.
⮚ Functions competently during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
⮚ Provides care to patients with compromised nutritional/metabolic status.
⮚ Provides care to patients requiring extensive fluid and electrolyte management.
⮚ Able to assess and care for patients in the immediate post anesthesia period.
⮚ Able to function independently by using critical thinking skills to assess and intervene in critical situations until physician is on site.
⮚ Maintains department competencies.
⮚ Administer nursing care to ill, injured, or disabled patients.
⮚ Diagnose and establish patient treatment plans.
⮚ Monitor and report changes in patient symptoms or behavior.
⮚ Communicate with collaborating physicians or specialists regarding patient care.
⮚ Educate patients about health maintenance and disease prevention.
⮚ Facilitate referrals to other healthcare professionals and medical facilities.
⮚ Maintain accurate patient medical records.
⮚ Provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS
⮚ Baccalaureate degree in nursing / BSN Preferred.
⮚ BLS certification, required.
⮚ 1 Year of Nursing in an Acute Care Setting.
⮚ ACLS certification within one year of position start date.
⮚ ENPC or PALS certification within one year of start date.
⮚ TNCC certification, preferred.
Current unrestricted Registered Nurse Licensure/ Compact License State