Job Description

Registered Nurse - RN Per Diem - Benson Hospital
Job CategoryNursing
SchedulePer Diem
Shift1 - Day Shift

Benson Hospital Position Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse Department: Nursing

Reports To: Nursing Supervisor/Chief Clinical Officer

POSITION SUMMARY

The purpose of this position is to provide general nursing care and leadership,

working collaboratively with physicians and multidisciplinary team members.

The R.N. will promote and restore patient’s health as they provide, delegate,

evaluate and coordinate comprehensive professional nursing care through the use

of the nursing process for patients of all ages, gender, cultures, and background;

provide physical and psycho-social support to patients, friends, and families. This

individual may oversee clinical care of other personnel including CNA's,

paramedics and unit clerks.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Demonstrates knowledge for age specific factors necessary to perform safe

and effective performance of duties. Check age of patients served:

2. Utilizes the nursing process to provide and evaluate the patient’s plan of care.

Coordinates patient care with other team members, implements care in a

knowledgeable and skillful manner, as evidenced by team feedback.

3. Evaluates effectiveness of care given by self and other health care team

members, systems, environment, and instrumentation in progressing patient

towards outcomes. Utilizes the nursing process to compare patient response

with observable outcomes which are specified in the plan of care as evidenced

by documentation.

Infants

Pediatrics Adolescence

Adult

Geriatrics

Knowledge of growth and

development

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Ability to interpret age specific

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Possess skills/knowledge to

perform treatments

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Age appropriate communication

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Possesses knowledge of age

specific community services

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Involves family and/or

significant other in plan of care

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4. Identifies initial and ongoing patient/family/significant other’s education as an

integral part of care and implements appropriate measures to meet these as

evidenced by documentation.

5. Initiates discharge planning based upon admission assessment, makes

appropriate referrals, and monitors patient/family/significant other’s process

and readiness for discharge, collaborating with health team members as

appropriate. Performs assessments focusing on the physical and psycho-social

health status of the patient in an ongoing, timely, and systematic manner as

evidenced by documentation. Participates in formulating the outcomes based

on the plan of care which is prioritized by nursing.

6. Performs concise, accurate, and legible documentation according to standards

designated for pertinent circumstances as evidenced by documentation.

7. Provides a safe, clean, comfortable environment for patient as evidenced by

observation. Identifies and reports potential and active environmental safety

hazards.

8. Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel.

9. Attends at least 75% of staff meetings; remains accountable for content of

missed staff meetings.

10. Displays flexibility in scheduling to meet staffing needs of the hospital.

11. Works in various clinical departments, where qualified and competent,

depending on the needs of the hospital.

12. Works every other weekend as dictated by patient acuity/census and staffing

needs: Day Shift Saturday and Sunday 0645 – 1915, Night Shift Friday and

Saturday 1845 – 0715

13. Provides nursing care that meets the physical, spiritual, and social needs of

patients and their families.

14. Attends all mandatory in-services.

15. Adheres to all Infection Control policies and practices, including hand

hygiene, personal protective equipment, isolation precautions, and healthcare

worker immunizations.

16. Strives to gain additional knowledge and skills, including certifications.

17. Administers medication accurately and per physician’s order.

18. Knowledgeable in the use of specialized equipment, treatment procedures,

policies, practices, and standards of clinical area.

19. Maintains harmonious relationship with other departments and co-workers,

providing support and assistance to co-workers across units to ensure quality

patient care.

20. Maintains patient confidentiality and does not discuss patient in public areas

such as cafeteria, hallways, parking lots or loudly so others can hear.

21. Demonstrates ability to lift, transfer and transport patients in wheelchair, bed

or stretcher utilizing appropriate transfer device.

22. Reduces the risks of accidental injury or exposure by following established

safety guidelines.

CHARGE NURSE DUTIES

1. Makes shift assignments according to patient acuity. Ensures completion of

all assignments and meal and break times.

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2. Evaluates acuities for the need of appropriate staffing; replaces nursing staff

unable to report for duty.

3. Monitors adequate stock, crash carts, narcotic counts, and security in the

pharmacy when the pharmacist is not in the facility.

4. Evaluates employee infractions and notifies the appropriate personnel.

ORGANIZATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

1. Participates in and supports Performance Improvement Programs.

2. Adheres to policies and procedures, and Corporate Compliance Policy of

Benson Hospital.

3. Maintains complete confidentiality of all medical, financial, employee,

computer, or other sensitive material which may jeopardize the privacy of

others.

4. Demonstrates orientation towards excellent customer service by conducting

daily activities, communications, and interactions in a cooperative, positive,

and professional manner.

5. Displays courtesy towards customers by introducing self and addressing

customers by name. Ensures that established expectations are satisfied.

Keeps customers informed of progress.

6. Meets customers’ expectations by listening to and demonstrating sensitivity

and awareness of others.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

1. Active Arizona RN License

2. ADN-Minimum Education

3. BSN - Preferred Education

4. 6 months – 1 year in hospital setting – Preferred Experience

5. Current AHA BLS, ACLS and PALS Certification required

SKILLS Answer Telephones, Computer Data Input, Legible Documentation, Critical

Thinking, Clinical Skills, Written and Verbal Communication

Machines: Diagnostic Equipment, EKG, Cardiac Monitors, Glucometer,

Kangaroo Pump, Facsimile and Copier, Agilia IV pumps, IMED,

Zoll Defibrillator

WORK ENVIRONMENT

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met

by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities

to perform the essential functions.

X Balancing X Crouching X Kneeling X Seeing X Stooping

X Carrying X Keyboarding X Lifting (50

lbs)

X Color X Talking

X Climbing X Grasping X Pulling X Depth X Walking

X Crawling X Hearing X Sitting X Standing

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EXPOSURE

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those

an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities

to perform the essential functions.

X Airborne

Particles

X Explosives X Muscular

Strain

X Temperature X Infectious

Diseases

X Caustics X Fumes X Noise X Toxicants X Weather

X Chemicals X High Places X Odors X Vibration

X Electrical

Current

X Moving Parts X Physical

Abuse

X Vision Strain

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a

comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of

the associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any

time with or without notice.

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