Registered Nurse (RN) - Full Time - ED - Willcox
Northern Cochise Community Hospital Position Description
JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse / RFT / ED
REPORTS TO: ED Nurse Manager
Manages individualized, goal-directed nursing care through use of the nursing process and the principles
of primary nursing in accordance with departmental and hospital policies and procedures.
Reasonable Accommodations / Job Performance:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and the
physical demands satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description outlines those functions,
responsibilities and success factors upon which the incumbent’s performance may be evaluated.
Provides general nursing care to patients.
§ Assesses and diagnoses patient and family needs in order to provide quality care to assigned
patients, prioritizing the patients in the order of seeing the provider
§ Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation,
understanding, and allay apprehension.
§ Prepares equipment and aids physician during treatment and examination of patient.
§ Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to implement medical plan of care, nursing
interventions, and procedures as necessary for the care of the patient.
§ Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing
§ Maintains up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to ensure the
integration of information for use by the healthcare team to ensure quality care.
§ Maintains/reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information.
§ Documents all nursing care, procedures, medication administration, communication with ancillary
departments and providers, and family interactions and interventions.
Maintains current knowledge/certification/licensure. Pursues professional growth and development.
§ Participates in professional growth functions and Performance Improvement activities.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
Oversees business operations of nurses station.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
ADN or BSN from accredited school of nursing.
Current, Unrestricted, AZ RN license required.
§ Current CPR or BLS required.
§ Current ACLS (or obtained within 6 months of hire)
§ ATCN or TNCC (or obtained within 6 months of hire)
§ PALS (or obtained within 6 months of hire)
§ NRP – Preferred.
KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the Nurse Practice Act, nursing process and standards of care.
· Skills in basic nursing principles such as IV starts, NG tube insertion and maintenance, and
catheter placement, and basic physical assessments.
· Written and verbal communication skills.
· The ability to prioritize and make autonomous decisions