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JOB TITLE: REGISTERED NURSE – INPATIENT PER DIEM JOB CODE:  6016
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR / MANAGER
FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

      

 

POSITION SUMMARY:    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 West Virginia licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse or a Graduate Nurse with a current West

Virginia temporary practice permit.

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).              OR
2. 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 construed 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.            Assume responsibility, display appropriate use of authority and accept accountability in the delivery of patient care.
  3.            Provide direct patient care within a designated shift, based on the nursing process and within role/scope of practice.
  4.             Implement appropriate clinical decisions and demonstrate appropriate use of expert peers and/or management, as applicable.
  5.            In response to data indicating commonly occurring risks to patient health status, initiate actions to correct, reduce and/or prevent risk.
  6.            Provide coordinated and comprehensive patient care including assessment, expected outcomes, nursing interventions and evaluation within an interdisciplinary team approach.
  7.            Negotiate the patient care tasks with family/patient within safe practice guidelines. Appropriately delegate patient care tasks to assigned personnel; providing follow-up for completion and patient response.
  8.            Accept accountability and use independent nursing judgment for care provided by self and by health care providers to who care is delegated.
  9.             Demonstrate the appropriate use of standards, effective use of resources, and evaluation of patient response in the delivery of patient care.
 10.           Use standards of care and standards of practice to guide care delivery.
 11.           Base decisions made/actions taken on relevant scientific principles, established standards of care and/or research findings. Seek assistance/credible resource when unable to perform safely and independently.
 12.           Perform evaluation of patient response to tasks performed and delegated; including Patient Profile Assessment for safe patient handling and mobility.
 13.           Determine/revise 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.           Use established patient care support systems including documentation, communication, & information.
 15.          Assume responsibility for the development of others.
 16.          Engage in mentoring and networking activities to promote professional development.
 17.          Foster the integration of staff and/or students into the health care team. Facilitate incorporation of the unit’s mission, values, and vision.
 18.           Function to promote trusting relationships and open, honest communication at the unit level.
 19.           Engage in exchange of information relevant to specific patient assignment.
 20.           Interact with various members of the health care team to meet patient care needs.
 21.           Participate 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 patient’s profile and appropriate algorithms.
2. 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.