Registered Nurses are an essential part of our team at Grisell Memorial Hospital! We are looking for individuals who go above and beyond to ensure the highest level of care for our patients.
Provides direct and indirect patient care in the Hospital and Emergency Room setting. Communicates with Providers/Nurse Manager/Co-Workers, as appropriate, about changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Can respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, can perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.
The Registered Nurse is under the direct supervision of the facility’s Chief Nursing Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities
· Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
· Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes: pediatric, geriatric, and the general patient population.
· Uses triage process to ensure timely and appropriate care to patients. Accurately assigns triage categories.
· Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
· Ability to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
· Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and treats appropriately.
· Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
· Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s and the resident care unit’s policies and procedures.
· Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
· Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
· Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
· Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
· Maintains accurate and continued nursing documentation including patient histories, conditions, treatments, responses, and assessment of changes.
· Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
· Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
· Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services to level of licensure.
· Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
· Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
· Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental and infection prevention and control standards.
· Maintains a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients and families in accordance with hospital standards.
· Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
· Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
· Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
· Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
· Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, Co-Workers and Physicians.
· Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
· Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
· Documentation meets current standards and policies.
· Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
· Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
· Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
· May be required to float to ISB unit as needed.
· Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
· Current state RN Licensure, within state of practice
· Current BLS Certification
· Current ACLS Certification
· PALS Certification within 1 year of hire
· TNCC preferred
Apply Online at www.grisellmemorialhospital.org!
Please contact Melanie McKee, HR Director, at email@example.com or by calling (785) 731-2231 for more information about this opportunity.