Performs professional nursing duties in the care of adult and pediatric patients in medical/surgical, pediatric, obstetric, ambulatory and emergency room settings in the hospital and during medical evacuation situations.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Initiates and utilizes the nursing process to meet the holistic needs of the patient and family while adhering to the professional standards set forth by American Nurses’ Association.
- Observes the patient's clinical condition: recognizes, identifies, and interprets serious and/or emergent situations while initiating appropriate nursing interventions.
- Develops and implements patient/family teaching programs based on mutually identified health care goals.
- Documents all observations, nursing interventions, therapeutic measures administered, and status of coordinated activities between nursing and other professional disciplines.
- Evaluates the patient’s plan of care and offers recommendations as needed.
- Safeguards the patient’s right to privacy by judiciously protecting information of a confidential manner.
- Understands the developmental needs of all patients throughout the continuum of life; is able to adjust care to these needs; and documentation reflects this understanding.
- Assumes responsibility and accountability for individual nursing judgments and actions.
- Provides guidance and leadership to other personnel in the form of in‑services and orientation/preceptorship and participates in committee activities.
- Assumes charge nurse duties as assigned, including staffing, supervision and decision-making responsibilities.
- When qualified, volunteers to participate in emergency medevac procedures as needed.
- Participates in departmental and organizational performance improvement activities.
- Utilizes incident and medication error reporting protocols per MHC policies.
- Participates in continuing education activities.
- Facilitates patient care across multiple disciplines, departments and other non-MHC agencies through referrals and other business operations.
- Associate Degree in Nursing from an Accredited College.
- Must have RN license in good standing and be eligible to apply for an Alaska licensure as a Registered Nurse. Three years’ experience in L&D required.
- Required certification in AWON EFM, NRP, BLS, ACLS and PALS within 6 months of hire. ALSO and STABLE course taken within a year.
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and spend long periods standing or walking.
- Must be able to pass the annual core competencies assigned to the unit.