Registered Nurse (RN) - Med/Surg - Willcox
Northern Cochise Community Hospital Position Description
JOB TITLE: Registered Nurse / PRN / Med Surg
REPORTS TO: Medical Floor Nurse Manager
Responsible for utilizing the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate provision of safe patient care, assuring confidentiality, comfort, and advocacy within the scope of nursing practice. 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.
Maintains current certifications and licensure as required to provide care.
Communicates with physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and other medical professionals on patient care.
Assesses and diagnoses patient and family needs in order to provide quality care to assigned patients.
Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding, and allay apprehension.
Counsels patients and family members before, during and after treatment.Educates patient and family on medication use, dose, and common side effects.
Respond to inquiries, concerns and complaints from patients.
Prepares equipment and aids physician during treatment and examination of patient.
Ability to place Catheters for patients, change catheters, and check on catheter status?
Completes a Physical assessment, head to toe assessment, and tacking of I&Os as needed.
Works as a Patient Advocate for what patient’s desires are in conjunction with the plan of care. Completes individual patient care plan.
Ability to safely move or lift patient as needed, with assistance of machines, other staff and/or devices.
Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.
Administers medication through Medical Pass and as ordered by physician, uses Medication Dispense Machine and charts administered medications
Places IVs, documentsdate/time placed for IVs and monitors IV sites.
Asks for assistance from Pharmacist as needed regarding math for medication administration to ensure proper dosing.
Checks Medications for accuracy, follows up with patient to ensure no adverse reactions to medications after administered.
Reports Medication errors according to policy.
Reads EKG Monitor strips, has basic knowledge of 12 Lead EKG, reports changes to medical providers as appropriate.
Maintains up-to-date and accurate documentation:
Uses Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system and paper medical records to document nursing care provided.
Documents nursing care provided to ensure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team to ensure quality care.
Maintains and 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.
Tracks and maintains Medical Supply inventory along with other staff members to ensure supply levels are sustained.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
ADN or BSN from accredited school of nursing.
Current, Unrestricted, Arizona RN license required.
Current CPR or BLS required
Current ACLS or obtained within 6 months of hire required.
KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ ABILITIES
Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to implement medical plan of care, nursing interventions, and procedures as necessary for the care of the patient.
Thorough knowledge of Nurse Practice Act, RN Scope of Practice, and the nursing processes and standards of care.
Skills in basic nursing principles such as IV starts, NG tube and catheter placement, and basic physical assessments.
Monitoring and reading of Basic Telemetry Patient.
Knowledge of basic computer skills.
Excellent customer service skills, as demonstrated through bedside manner
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
The ability to prioritize and make autonomous decisions.
Working knowledge of organizational policies and procedures in compliances with health care laws and regulations
Understanding of HIPAA compliance, Patient Rights, and
Ability to be flexible, adapt to changing situations in census or acuity, and have strong organizational skills.
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 21456