assumes accountability for patient care outcomes through the
assimilation and application of research-based information to
design, implement and evaluate patient plans of care. This job is a
provider and manager of care at the point of care to individuals
and cohorts of patients within a unit. This job designs, implements
and evaluates nursing interventions by coordinating, delegating and
supervising the care provided by the healthcare team, including
licensed nurses, patient care technicians and other health
professionals and facilitates effective and efficient discharge
Required - Registered Nurse diploma
Preferred - Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Nursing
Required - 2 years nursing experience.
Preferred - Supervisory experience
Required - Current RN License in the state of practice
Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
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 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
- Strong conflict resolution skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Promotes the utilization of nursing protocols/practice
guidelines based on existing evidence and supports the conduct of
nursing research in accordance with guidelines.
- Responsible for organizing, planning, directing, providing and
coordinating patient care within the unit.
- Manages conflict appropriately on shift assigned and reports
issues to the Unit Director if further action/follow up is
- Assumes the role of facilitator by meeting the needs of staff
while aligning self with the strategic direction set by the Unit
- Assists leadership team in identifying
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
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
This employer maintains and complies with its 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
The employer 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
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
Must be capable moving and lifting boxes, equipment, and fixtures
weighing up to 100 lbs.
Must be able to move throughout the department, the hospital, and
between off-campus sites.
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 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.