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 - Registered Nurse Diploma
Preferred - Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Nursing
Required - Current RN License in the state of practice. Current
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart
Preferred -Certification in clinical specialty area
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of patient information.
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various
software packages specific to role and keyboard
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally to
varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care
- Excellent organizational skills
- Excellent time management skills
- Effectively uses the Nursing Process in the delivery of patient
- 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 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
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
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
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 communicable diseases. There may
be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.