The RN performs under the direct supervision of the Patient Care Coordinator and is delegated an assignment by the coordinator to achieve quality patient care. The RN Staff Nurse shall implement the nursing process in an organized, systematic manner to include assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation in collaboration with the Patient Care Coordinator as evidenced by documentation in Patient Care Record, direct observation by Nurse Manager and patient evaluations of care. The RN is responsible to the Patient Care Coordinator for patient care and ultimately accountable to the Patient Care Manager.
- Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served; also demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed.
- Demonstrates thorough, concise and timely documentation, shift reports and verbal communication. Communicate pertinent patient information to all health care team members.
- Demonstrates the ability to assist in the coordination of services with the medical staff, nursing staff, and other departments as well as other providers. Responds rapidly and effective during emergency situations.
- Maintains own clinical skills staying current in skills, ongoingcompetencies, equipment, and certifications required in specific nursing area, including EKG rhythm identification, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) certification, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and moderate sedation.
- Demonstrates ability to perform all technical skills required for the unit’s population by rendering professional nursing care including administering medications, starting IVs, insertion and maintenance of foleys, venipuncture, blood products administration, restraint application, sterile dressing, maintenance of all lines, (i.e. intracranial, central, arterial, peripheral ) and ventilated patients, and tracheostomies.
- Demonstrate the technical aptitude for working and troubleshooting equipment used including but not limited to traction, wound vacuum systems, monitoring devices, unit dialysis equipment.
- Implements a systematic and comprehensive plan of care to provide individualized care and educates patient and family about diagnosis, treatments, or prescribed medical regimen and medications in accordance with patient and family readiness and ability to learn.
- Demonstrates critical thinking skills and uses professional judgement to respond promptly with intervention when clinical changes occur, and prevention of complications in patients in need of cardiac monitoring, stroke care, medical-surgical and trauma care.
- Communicates effectively with others in an appropriate and timely manner. Adheres to and promotes the established values of the organization, i.e. customer service, safety, infection, control, and compliance standards.
- Consistently follows patient care and FGH policy, procedures, and standards of care in performing nursing duties.
Graduate of a recognized non-online RN program required.
One year medical/surgical nursing care required.
Current license to practice professional nursing in state of required. ACLS, BLS, certifications required prior to hire. NIHSS preferred. .. Must maintain certifications and renew prior to expiration.