This job is
considered a leader in the provision of patient care utilizing the
Nursing Process within the framework of the Nurse Practice Act, ANA
Code for Nurses and Scope & Standards of Practice. The RN
effectively delegates, directs and assists licensed and ancillary
team members; assumes accountability for quality patient outcomes;
exhibits sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and religious diversity in
all interactions; maintains involvement in activities aimed toward
the achievement of unit and the department’s strategic goals and
objectives and demonstrates professional responsibility and
accountability for his/her own practice and supports Ochsner’s
philosophy of nursing.
Required - Associates degree
Preferred - Bachelor's degree in Nursing
Required - Experience working with and maintaining
Experience working in a fast-paced environment with minimal
Preferred -Leadership skills / experience directly supervising
or managing others
Required - Current State of Louisiana RN License,
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the
American Heart Association
Preferred - Certification in clinical specialty area
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Good organizational skills
- Good time management skills and self directed
- Demonstrates Good Judgement
- Good interpersonal skills
• Effectively uses the Nursing Process in the delivery of
• Assesses learning needs and implement teaching strategies
appropriate for the diverse needs of the patient, family and other
groups or disciplines.
• Communicates, delegates and manages nursing team resources
(human and fiscal) properly and serves as a leader and partner on
the Interdisciplinary Team.
• Utilizes data, information and knowledge to evaluate and
promote change in order to achieve optimal outcomes.
• Embraces concepts and behaviors that enhance customer
satisfaction and employee morale and improvement in the profession
Other related duties as required. The above statements
describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an
exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and
skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but
are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to
20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100
pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body
fluid and tissue.
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where
patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with
specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational
risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there
may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.