Staff Nurse RN 60280014801

Job Description

The RN, with a focus on patient safety, is required to function within the parameters of the legal scope of practice and in accordance with the federal, state, and local laws; rules and regulations; and policies, procedures and guidelines of the employing health care institution or practice setting. The RN functions under his or her own license and assumes accountability and responsibility for quality of care provided to patients and their families according to the standards of nursing practice.7 The RN demonstrates responsibility for continued competence in nursing practice, and develops insight through reflection, self-analysis, self-care, and lifelong learning.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

  • Complete a comprehensive assessment. This includes the initial and ongoing, extensive collection, analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Synthesize the data collected during the comprehensive assessment to identify problems, make nursing diagnoses, and to formulate goals, teaching plans and outcomes.
  • Implement the plan of care. The RN may begin, deliver, assign or delegate certain interventions within the plan of care for patients within legal, ethical, and regulatory parameters and in consideration of health restoration, disease prevention, wellness, and promotion of healthy lifestyles.
  • Evaluate and report patient outcomes and responses to therapeutic interventions in comparison to benchmarks from evidence-based practice and research findings, and plans any follow-up care and referrals to appropriate resources that may be needed.
  • Demonstrates positive effective communication, including education with patients and families, physicians and other healthcare team members, and professional communications skills.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in using the electronic medical record providing accurate, timely and complete documentation of plan of care and assessments and respect of patient’s rights and confidentiality.

·         Provide a safe environment for patients, families and co-workers, including handwashing, and adherence to infection control policies.

·         Demonstrate professionalism including current AED’s and other competencies, following dress code policies, participation in orientation of new team members.

 

Salaries are calculated upon applicable experience

Requirements

·         Education and or experience: ADN required or currently enrolled in BSN program with graduation within 2 years of assigned position. 6 months nursing experience or completion of residency program.

·         Licensure: Current State of Texas License as a Registered Nurse

·         Required Certifications: Current CPR (American Heart Association)

·         Preferred Certifications: Area of specialty within 2 years of employment (Certified Med-Surg, or Orthapedic Nurse).

·         Early Acute Stroke recognition and treatment preferred.

Date Posted:
2/17/2014
Location:
Midland Memorial Hospital Main Campus
Midland, Texas
Type:
Full-Time
Category:
Post-Surgical Unit