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REGISTERED NURSE

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Humboldt, IA

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Job Description

HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Employee Job Description: Registered Nurse

Date Effective: 9/26/86 Date Revised: 04/19

Primary Function and Relationship to Total Organization:

Provides direct and/or indirect nursing care for individual patients. Communicates with and on behalf of the patients and coordinates patient care with the interdisciplinary team. Organizes those aspects of nursing care for which she/he is accountable for.

Reports to:

Inpatient Care Director

Supervises:

Nursing Assistants

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.    Assesses each patient on admission and determines appropriate nursing diagnosis.

2.    Develops, implements, and keeps current an individualized nursing plan of care.

3.    Participates in the daily interdisciplinary team meeting to promote an integrated health care plan.

4.    Evaluates patient responses to nursing interventions and documents appropriately.

5.    Prioritizes, plans, and organizes the delivery of standard nursing care in order to use time and resources effectively and efficiently.

6.    Delegates aspects of care to peers and ancillary nursing personnel, consistent with their levels of education and expertise in order to meet patient needs.

7.    Maintains accountability for own care and care delegated to others to assure adherence to ethical and legal standards.

8.    Recognizes changes in patient condition and notifies physician.

9.    Plans, promotes and participates in patient education and rehabilitation.

10.    Performs general nursing care to patients. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing standards.

11.    Participates in non-direct patient care activities including educational activities, quality improvement activities, standards development and review, hospital/nursing committees and other related activities.

12.    Complies with hospital and nursing service policies.

13.    Assists in the orientation and development of nursing personnel and students.

14.    Demonstrates willingness to support staffing and scheduling needs.

15.    Performs functions other than described above due to extenuating circumstances.

16.    Trauma Alert Duties: Reports to primary ED nurse. Obtains supplies and assists with procedures and performs other tasks as directed by the primary nurse.

17.    Maintains skills for computerization of documentation and medication delivery.

Physical & Mental Requirements:

PHYSICAL/MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS REQUIRED BY ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL TASKS

 

TASK

X

 

TASK

X

1.

Heavy lifting, 45 lbs. & over

X

19.

Pushing

X

2.

Moderate lifting, 15-44

lbs.

 

20.

Stooping

X

3.

Light lifting, under 15 lbs.

 

21.

Climbing stairs

 

4.

Heavy carrying, 45 lbs. & over

X

22.

Climbing ladders

 

5.

Moderate carrying, 15-44 lbs.

 

23.

Operating mechanical equipment

X

6.

Light carrying, under 15

lbs.

 

24.

Operating office equipment

X

7.

Straight pulling

X

25.

Operating motor vehicle

 

8.

Pulling hand over hand

 

26.

Ability to see

X

9.

Repeated bending

X

27.

Identify colors

X


10.

Reaching above shoulder

X

28.

Depth perception needed

X

11.

Simple grasping

X

29.

Hearing (with aid)

X

12.

Dual simultaneous

grasping

X

30.

Hearing (without aid)

X

13.

Walking

X

31.

Ability to write

X

14.

Standing

X

32.

Ability to count

X

15.

Sitting

X

33.

Ability to read

X

16.

Crawling

 

34.

Other (please specify):

 

17.

Twisting

X

35.

Other (please specify):

 

18.

Kneeling

X

36.

Other (please specify):

 


RELATED WORK SITE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

 

TASK

X

 

TASK

X

1.

Outside

 

13.

Dust

 

2.

Inside

X

14.

Grease and oils

 

3.

Travel

a) car

 

15.

Solvents

 

16.

Radiant/electrical energy

 

b) van

 

17.

Slippery/uneven walking surfaces

 

c) bus

 

18.

Working around machines with moving parts

and moving objects

 

d) plane

 

19.

Working around moving objects or vehicles

 

4.

Excessive heat

 

20.

Working below ground

 

5.

Excessive cold

 

21.

Working on ladders or scaffolding

 

6.

Excessive humidity

 

22.

Working with hands in water

 

7.

Excessive dampness/chill

 

23.

Vibration

 

8.

Dry atmosphere

 

24.

Working closely with others

X

9.

Excessive noise/intermittent

 

25.

Working alone

 

10.

Constant noise

 

26.

Longer or irregular work hours

X

11.

Silica, asbestos, etc.

 

27.

Other (please specify):

 

12.

Fumes, smoke, gases

 

28.

Other (please specify):

 


General Subjects of Concern:

a.    Maintains a courteous and professional manner in dealing with patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers, as applicable.

b.    Shows a positive attitude toward work schedules, department and hospital changes,

assignments and other personnel.

c.    Presents professional appearance in dress and grooming, complies with departmental dress requirements and wears hospital identification badge.

d.    Conforms to hospital policy regarding use of sick time, personal days, notification of absence or tardiness.

e.    Is cost effective in utilization of time, equipment and supplies.

f.    Willingly cooperates with co-workers and other departments.

Personal Specifications:

Experience:

Following a formal orientation, proficiency in the assigned clinical area is expected within three months.

Education:

Graduate of a state approved nursing program. Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Iowa. Successful completion of BCLS within 3 months of employment and ACLS and PALS within the first year of employment.



Humboldt County Memorial Hospital

Address

Humboldt, IA
50548 USA

Industry

Healthcare

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