Job Purpose & Position Overview
The Inpatient Clinical Nurse possesses the ability to objectively assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care as a licensed Registered Nurse. The Registered Nurse also works in collaboration with the a multi-disciplinary medical team focused on providing patient centered care by identification of psycho-social needs, continuity of care related to disease prevention and chronic disease management and provides patient education to promote Health Literacy
Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities
Demonstrate the WCHS core mission, vision and values
To function as primary care Nurse, and assume responsibility of charge nurse duties in order to provide optimal quality of patient care
Completes comprehensive initial admission assessment
Creates Nursing Care plan based on identified or remarkable initial objective assessment
Provides interventions as ordered by the Medical Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant
Evaluates patient response to intervention and promptly notifies Medical Provider of patient condition whenever necessary
Obtains specimen collection
Generates consults to appropriate discipline based on initial admission assessment findings
Assists with Discharge planning
Provides patient disease preventable vaccines before discharge
Provides Discharge Instructions related to disease process and home management, and follow-up appointments with their Primary Care Provider to ensure continuity of care
Demonstrates ability to float to area of need to meet patient demand (Outpatient, Emergency Room) and/or assists with Emergency Response Preparedness operations
Makes decisions in matters of significance
Other duties as assigned.
Current unrestricted Nursing License
Certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Minimum of Associates Degree in Nursing required
Bachelors of Science in Nursing preferred
Normal to heavy work which includes the ability to lift up to 20-50 lbs. Lifting and/or transferring of patients may involve heavy lifting.
Regularly required to walk, stand, and sit for extended periods of time and use hands to operate computer keyboard, phone, and various office or medical equipment.
Manual dexterity with cooperatively free range of motion of all extremities including neck, fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, arms, shoulders, waist, legs, hips, knee joints, ankles, and feet is required.
Fine motor skills required.
Reading, writing, calculating
Above average social interaction skills
Works with minimal to no supervision
Must possess the ability to read, write, and speak the English language fluently.
Must be able to continually and effectively employ professional verbal and written communications skills.
Certificates, Licenses & registrations:
All applicants will comply with 45 CFR 1301, Subpart D, Section 1301.31, C and D, which require all prospective employees to sign a declaration prior to employment regarding all arrests and convictions of child abuse or violent felonies and to comply with PL 101-630 and PL 101-637 regarding criminal records check.
WCHS is an equal opportunity employer. Employment practices are free of discrimination. As provided by Federal Law, all qualified Native American applicants shall receive preference over Non-Native American applicants. In the absence of qualified Native American applicants, consideration will be given to all other applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, disability or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.
Please note the position description duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.