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, and maintains involvement in activities aimed
toward the achievement of unit and the department’s strategic goals
and objectives. Demonstrates professional responsibility and
accountability for his/her own practice and supports the company's
philosophy of nursing.
Required - Registered Nurse Diploma
Preferred - Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Nursing
Required - None
Required - Current RN License in the state of practice
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American
Preferred - Certification in clinical
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.
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.
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.