Full Job Description
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
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.
CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
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
nurse must obtain licensure within 60 days of hire (may not be waived).
certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.
CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Science in Nursing Degree (BSN)
Associates of Science in Nursing Degree (ASN) or Diploma, currently enrolled
in a BSN program and BSN
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.
Performance Dimensions- This position requires an individual demonstrating
the following behaviors in accordance with our mission, vision, and values
for nursing practice:
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.
the interpersonal skills to positively and effectively communicate,
negotiate, and resolve conflict.
Growth- Motivation and drive for continuous development of
Practice- Cooperatively interacts with the health care team to
support and contribute to the shared group goals.
responsibility, displays appropriate use of authority and accepts
accountability in the delivery of patient care.
direct patient care within a designated shift, based on the nursing process
and within role/scope of practice.
appropriate clinical decisions and demonstrates appropriate use of expert
peers and/or management, as applicable.
to data indicating commonly occurring risks to patient health status,
initiates actions to correct, reduce and/or prevent risk.
and comprehensive patient care including assessment, expected outcomes,
nursing interventions and evaluation within an interdisciplinary team
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.
accountability and uses independent nursing judgment for care provided by
self and by health care providers to who care is delegated.
the appropriate use of standards, effective use of resources, and evaluation
of patient response in the delivery of patient care.
of care and standards of practice to guide care delivery.
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.
evaluation of patient response to tasks performed and delegated; including Patient Profile Assessment for
safe patient handling and mobility.
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
established patient care support systems including documentation,
communication, & information.
responsibility for the development of others.
mentoring and networking activities to promote professional development.
integration of staff and/or students into the health care team. Facilitates
incorporation of the unit’s mission, values, and vision.
promote trusting relationships and open, honest communication at the unit
exchange of information relevant to specific patient assignment.
with various members of the health care team to meet patient care needs.
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
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.
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.
closely with others
or irregular hours
around infectious diseases
or near the deceased
hands in water
associated with patient care equipment
Date Reviewed/Revised: October 2020