Overview

Job details

Job Type
Full-time

Full Job Description

The professional

registered nurse has the authority, responsibility, and shift accountability

for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The

Registered Nurse accepts accountability, applies competent clinical knowledge

skills, and uses independent nursing judgment for care provided by self and

by health care providers to who care is delegated to achieve quality patient

care outcomes.

The Registered Nurse must demonstrate

the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care that is relevant to the

patient(s) under their care, as well as apply principles of growth and

development over the life span. The Registered Nurse also must possess the

ability to assess and interpret patient data needed to identify each

patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs.

MINIMUM

QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION,

CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
1.

Current unencumbered

licensure with the WV Board of Registered Professional Nurses, or appropriate

state board where services will be provided, as a registered professional

nurse OR current multi-state licensure through the enhanced Nurse Licensure

Compact (eNLC).

2.

The Graduate

nurse must obtain licensure within 60 days of hire (may not be waived).

3.

Obtain

certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.

PREFERRED

QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION,

CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
1.

Bachelors of

Science in Nursing Degree (BSN)

2.

OR

Associates of Science in Nursing Degree (ASN) or Diploma, currently enrolled

in a BSN program and BSN

completed within

5 years of hire

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to

describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to

this position. They are not intended

to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and

duties. Other duties may be assigned.

1.

Performance Dimensions- This position requires an individual demonstrating

the following behaviors in accordance with our mission, vision, and values

for nursing practice:
Care

Delivery Systems- Use of competent clinical practice and

critical thinking skills to efficiently deliver patient care withal

health care providers while maximizing efficient use of resources.

Leadership-

Possesses

the interpersonal skills to positively and effectively communicate,

negotiate, and resolve conflict.

Professional

Growth- Motivation and drive for continuous development of

self.

Collaborative

Practice- Cooperatively interacts with the health care team to

support and contribute to the shared group goals.

2.

Assumes

responsibility, displays appropriate use of authority and accepts

accountability in the delivery of patient care.

3.

Provides

direct patient care within a designated shift, based on the nursing process

and within role/scope of practice.

4.

Implements

appropriate clinical decisions and demonstrates appropriate use of expert

peers and/or management, as applicable.

5.

In response

to data indicating commonly occurring risks to patient health status,

initiates actions to correct, reduce and/or prevent risk.

6.

Provides coordinated

and comprehensive patient care including assessment, expected outcomes,

nursing interventions and evaluation within an interdisciplinary team

approach.

7.

Negotiates

the patient care tasks with family/patient within safe practice guidelines. Appropriately

delegates patient care tasks to assigned personnel; providing follow-up for

completion and patient response.

8.

Accepts

accountability and uses independent nursing judgment for care provided by

self and by health care providers to who care is delegated.

9.

Demonstrates

the appropriate use of standards, effective use of resources, and evaluation

of patient response in the delivery of patient care.

10.

Uses standards

of care and standards of practice to guide care delivery.

11.

Bases

decisions made/actions taken on relevant scientific principles, established

standards of care and/or research findings. Seeks assistance/credible

resource when unable to perform safely and independently.

12.

Performs

evaluation of patient response to tasks performed and delegated; including Patient Profile Assessment for

safe patient handling and mobility.

13.

Determines/revises

priorities for direct/indirect patient care activities based on patient

acuity and available resources;

update to daily care plan to include appropriate algorithms for safe patient

handling.

14.

Uses

established patient care support systems including documentation,

communication, & information.

15.

Assumes

responsibility for the development of others.

16.

Engages in

mentoring and networking activities to promote professional development.

17.

Fosters the

integration of staff and/or students into the health care team. Facilitates

incorporation of the unit’s mission, values, and vision.

18.

Functions to

promote trusting relationships and open, honest communication at the unit

level.

19.

Engages in

exchange of information relevant to specific patient assignment.

20.

Interacts

with various members of the health care team to meet patient care needs.

21.

Participates

in Performance Improvement activities as appropriate.

PHYSICAL 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.

1.

The National Institute for

Occupational Safety and Health recommends minimizing the need for employees to

manually lift patients, and limit safe patient handling to 35 pounds. All

transfers, lifts and re-positioning will be completed utilizing the lift

equipment and/or other patient handling aids as indicated by the patients

profile and appropriate algorithms.

1.

Heavy/Hard

work:
Work requires strength and/or stamina, lifting, moving, stooping, reaching,

standing, walking, and carrying of materials and equipment weighing 40+lbs.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: 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 the essential functions.

1.

Working

closely with others

2.

Protracted

or irregular hours

3.

Working

around biohazards

4.

Working

around infectious diseases

5.

Working with

or near the deceased

6.

Working with

hands in water

7.

Electrical hazards

associated with patient care equipment

Date Reviewed/Revised: October 2020

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