Category Nursing Administration - 6017 JOB SUMMARY
: The Registered Nurse (RN) administers nursing care to patients and/or plans, directs and coordinates the nursing care of a group of patients utilizing the nursing process and in collaboration with the healthcare team. The RN instructs patients and/or families in procedures, healthcare practices and continuing care after discharge. The RN performs duties and responsibilities in a manner adhering to all hospital and departmental policies and procedures and in compliance with professional practice standards and the Indiana State Nurse Practice Act. EFFECTIVE DATE
: 8/9/2018 QUALIFICATIONS
: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
: Shifts on this unit are 12 hours for this job description. Associate must be able to work 12 hour shifts to qualify for the position.
- Demonstrates knowledge and technical skill necessary for providing competent, comprehensive and age-specific patient care.
- Demonstrates leadership abilities including ability to give and follow instructions accurately and the ability to delegate and supervise non-licensed personnel.
- Serves as a professional role model for others.
- Demonstrates ability to teach/instruct patients, families and/or colleagues.
- Demonstrates computer and keyboarding skills necessary to provide a complete and accurate electronic medical record.
- Functions in a professional manner under stressful or emergency conditions.
- Utilizes effective verbal, non-verbal and written forms of communication.
- Works effectively with others consistently demonstrating tact, discretion, diplomacy and a commitment to teamwork and Patients First.
- This is a casual position and associate will be expected to float to area where need is and perform exceptionally. By nature, hours are not guaranteed in this position.
- Associate is capable of delivering care/service appropriate to patients/customers.
- Bases care/decisions on Nursing Process of Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. Demonstrates thorough, accurate and timely assessment.
- Exhibits necessary response/intervention to changes in patient condition.
- Provides and documents care consistent with hospital, departmental and unit policies/procedures/protocols.
- Demonstrates competence in clinical/technical skills performed.
- Prepares patient/families for discharge by providing information/education on admission, throughout the hospital stay, and reviewing at discharge.
- Displays/exhibits self-directed growth by seeking educational opportunities to improve knowledge/skill.
- Contributes to planning, implementing and supporting progressive change, making suggestions to solve patient care or unit problems.
- Assumes expanded responsibility at the request of the Team Leader or designee after necessary orientation/education.
- Assists with orientation of new staff. Attends in-service presentations as assigned. Attends unit/departmental meetings 75 of the time or as assigned.
- Demonstrates acceptable attendance and punctuality.
- Participates in identifying or recommending areas for improvement.
- Participates in quality improvement activities to improve patient care related to planned outcomes.
- Completes assigned responsibilities in an efficient, timely manner.
- Recognizes impact of actions on other departments and interacts in a manner conducive to teamwork and cost containment.
- Collaborates with other members of the health team regarding patient care needs and responsibilities, and delegates, as appropriate.
- Communicates pertinent patient information clearly, accurately, concisely and in a timely manner to other healthcare providers.
- Directs concerns to appropriate persons within timeframes suitable to the situation.
- Practice is consistent with safety principles, OSHA guidelines, and infection control guidelines.
- Provides for protection and support while moving, transferring or ambulating patients.
- Observes equipment for malfunction and takes appropriate action.
- Delivers patient care in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner respecting the patient’s rights.
- Honors individuals’ right to privacy, dignity, respect and confidentiality at all times.
- Confronts individuals/situations assertively and non-aggressively when necessary to ensure the rights of patients, self and others are respected.
- Readily offers assistance to families, visitors, patients/residents and colleagues.
- Conducts interactions with patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, other associates and the public in a manner consistent with the intent of the hospital’s mission, vision and values.
Registered Nurse (RN)ADDIIONAL LICENSURE/CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing is preferred.
- Current Registered Nurse license with the state of Indiana.
- Basic Life Support certification.
- Other certifications as required by assigned area of work (i.e., ACLS, PALS).
: Mandatory Continuing Education: Customer Service, Fire and Safety, Corporate Compliance (including Confidentiality), Infection Control, and education required by regulatory, accreditation bodies, scope of practice, and/or Hancock Regional Hospital.
Internal ID: 2627980
About this company
Hancock Health is an Indiana-based, full-service healthcare network serving Hancock County and the surrounding areas. Our health system includes Hancock Regional Hospital, Hancock Physician Network and more than 20 other healthcare facilities, such as wellness centers, women’s clinics, family practices, and the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center.
Location/Region: Greenfield, IN