Registered Nurse

  • St. Claire HealthCare
  • Morehead, KY 40351, USA
  • May 20, 2021
Full Time

Job Description

The Registered Nurse collects and analyzes pertinent patient data, formulates individualized plan of care, determines progress toward attainment of outcomes, coordinates the delivery of care, promotes a safe practice environment and advocates mutual respect with patients, family, staff and other health care providers.  Duties/Responsibilities: Complies with established policies and standards of practice. 1.     Delivering individualized nursing care that preserves and protects the      patient’s autonomy, dignity, rights, values and beliefs.         2.  Encouraging patients and families integration in all health care          decisions.     3.  Seeking direction of one’s own behavior in situations/circumstances  dictated by current policies and/or procedures. Accountable for self and self-actions.         1.  Engages in self-evaluation of practice and takes action to improve          knowledge and skills.         2.  Promotes consensus building and applies techniques of conflict          resolution and conduct improvement.         3.  Retains accountability for quality of care given to the patient. Adheres to AIDET concepts. Communicates compassionate care. Exhibits culture awareness and age specific care. Provides appropriate age and developmental care in a culturally and ethnically sensitive manner. Advocates for patients and peers         1.  Delegates elements of care to others in accordance with policy.         2.  Advocates for resources that enhance care given to patients and               those that enhance nursing practice         3.  Assists patient and family in identifying and obtaining resources and          services needed upon discharge Respects privacy, confidentiality and diversity of patients and families.         1.  Acknowledges the boundaries of privacy, competent decision making          and ethical behavior         2.  Respects patient and family diverse background and their right to               Define confidentiality Participates in professional development activities.         1.  Obtains required CE units within practice role         2.  Maintains licensure in good standing         3.  Obtains or maintains certifications as identified per unit         4.  Recommends seeking advanced degree or certification Performs all unit routines and requirements as expected. Utilizes critical thinking, problem solving and evidence based practice in performing specific unit routine requirements. Performs all nursing skills and procedures according to established criteria of competent practice. Uses correct scientific and formal reasoning in skills performance that includes psychomotor, communication, interpersonal and diagnostic judgment. Complies with safety regulations and use of equipment for patient care. Practices in a safe manner by creating a healthy environment and ensuring proper operation of equipment. Performs all nursing skills and procedures according to established criteria of competent practice. Uses correct scientific and formal reasoning in skills performance that includes psychomotor, communication, interpersonal and diagnostic judgment. Complies with safety regulations and use of equipment for patient care. Practices in a safe manner by creating a healthy environment and ensuring proper operation of equipment. Demonstrates proficient use of informatics and technology utilized in nursing service. Utilizes the technology and equipment to document accurate information for use of the nursing process in the provider of quality patient care. Delegates tasks appropriately to other personnel. Understands scope of practice for delegating tasks. Assesses learning needs of the patient/family; plans, provides, evaluates & documents patient/family education. Documents learning needs and teaching methods used to provide patient and family with learning resources. Education: Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or higher, Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred. Experience:  None required. Previous acute care nursing experience preferred. Licensure/Certification:  Valid Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) license. Basic Life Support Certification (BLS). Physical/Work Requirements:  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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is required to communicate with staff, patients and visitors.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision for reading and computer work.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk and be on feet for long periods of time. Must be able to tolerate PPE for long periods of time.    The work environment described here is 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in an area with good lighting and climate control. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Employment Type

Full Time