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.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and
responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be
a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and
responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at Ochsner's
Required - Associates
Preferred - Bachelor's
degree in Nursing
Required - None.
Required - Current State of Louisiana RN
License. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from
the American Heart Association.
Preferred - Certification in clinical
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Good organizational skills
- Good time management skills and self
- Demonstrates Good Judgement
- Good interpersonal skills
• Effectively uses the Nursing Process in the
delivery of patient care.
• 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
• Embraces concepts and behaviors that enhance
customer satisfaction and employee morale and improvement in the
profession of nursing.
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 any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws,
accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that
apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance
with all such laws, regulations and standards.
Complies with the Ochsner Health System Compliance & Privacy
Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting
of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or
conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other
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 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.
Heavy Work - Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds
of force constantly to move objects.
(Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time)
to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only
a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it
requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when
it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or
pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires
working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing
and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those
materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of
maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial
setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though
the amount of force exerted is negligible