SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse provides patient care using the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, teaching and supervision. They also provide collaboration with the healthcare team, patient, family and significant other. The Registered Nurse is accountable for his/her own professional development and practice within the scope of care defined by law and ethics. All team members of Wilson Health will promote our purpose to improve the health of our community so people can spend more time doing what they love with those they love.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Makes an assessment of and determines total nursing needs of assigned patients. The patient population would include: the young-middle aged adult patient, and the geriatric patient.
The critical care nurse shall formulate a comprehensive nursing plan of care for the critical care patient and will collaborate the overall plan of patient care.
The critical care nurse shall implement a plan of care based on assessment data as well as a sound knowledge base.
The critical care nurse shall assist the patient and significant other to obtain knowledge regarding their disease processes and self-care through utilization of proper resources.
The critical care nurse shall assure open and timely communication with the patient, their significant other, and team members to ensure the occurrence of effective therapeutic interventions.
The critical care nurse shall be competent and current, adhering to established standards of practice, and will engage in activities or behaviors that characterize professionals.
The critical care nurse shall provide care based on ethical concepts, respect for life, dignity, human worth and the individuality of each human being.
Performs additional duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility.
Provide functional work directions to other nursing personnel, such as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Health Unit Coordinators (HUC), and Patient Care Technicians (PCT).
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of an accredited Diploma, Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree Nursing Program. BSN required or must be obtained within five years of hire. One to two years of medical-surgical experience preferred.
Ability to read and communicate effectively in English with strong interpersonal skills.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION:
Current Ohio State license as a Registered Nurse required.
Current certification in Basic Life Support.
RN's are required have rhythm analysis and ACLS within 12 months of hire.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk; smell; and hear. The employee is required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Lifting of teaching equipment and supplies will also be required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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