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Registered Nurse C4- Surgery- Edgewood Campus

St. Elizabeth Healthcare

This is a Contract position in Edgewood, KY posted June 12, 2019.

The licensed registered nurse is a professional nurse who is responsible and accountable for providing evidence-based clinical care to designated patients utilizing the nursing process.

This is accomplished by assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care according to established ethical/cultural codes and standards of nursing practices and working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams to achieve patient outcomes.

The registered nurse is responsible to delegate tasks appropriately to other licensed and unlicensed health care team members.

Demonstrate respect, dignity, kindness and empathy in each encounter with all patients, families, visitors and other employees regardless of cultural background.

SECTION II – KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE – List the minimum knowledge and skills required to begin working in this position and the additional knowledge and skills that are desirable, but not essential.

MINIMUM DESIRABLE Education, Credentials, Licenses: Graduate from accredited School of Nursing, licensed to practice in the state of Kentucky.

Meets contact hour requirements for licensure, including all state-required courses.

Focus of education promotes nurses’ ability to practice in clinical area assigned.

BSN, clinical certification, specialized courses and MSN.

Specialized Knowledge: Demonstrates knowledge of nursing theory, clinical practice standards, procedures, policies and competence in mathematical calculations associated with medication administration.

Competent to independently perform safe nursing skills and procedures.

Based on previous work experience, demonstrates proficiency in the performance of nursing practice as shown through the implementation of the nursing process.

Kind and Length of Experience: Successful completion of preceptorship and orientation to the facility and clinical area.

Able to critically think and problem solve in routine and emergency situations.

Prior experience as an RN, LPN, NA, Nurse Technician, and/or Clerical Coordinator.

Job Competencies : Goal-Oriented, Organized, Supportive, Collaborative, Analytical, Tough Minded, Controlled, Independent SECTION III – MAJOR ACTIVITIES AND END RESULTS List, in brief statements, the major activities and end results for which this position is accountable.

Most positions will have between five and eight major activities/end results.

Describe the position so that someone unfamiliar with your position will understand what is done, and why it is done.

Weigh each major activity/end result based on its importance relative to the total job (i.e.: 10%, 20%, 45%).

Job Duties Insert “” to classify Essential Function % of Time (must total 100%) 1 Patient Care: Utilize the nursing process with regard to the care, counseling, and health teaching of the ill, injured or infirm to develop and implement a plan of care for each patient.

Determine appropriate nursing interventions to meet each patient outcome.

Ensures the plan of care provides for the maintenance of health and prevention of illness.

Incorporate into the patients’ plan aspects of cultural sensitivity, diversity, and non-discriminatory terms and approaches.

Maintain current skills, knowledge, and competencies in area of specialty.

Utilizes evidence-based practice, research, clinical judgment, and nursing skills based upon the principles of psychological, biological, physical, and social science in planning and providing nursing care.

Document care provided utilizing Epic, Patient Data Base, Patient Education Record, , Care Maps, Progress Notes, Flow Sheets, and other forms as applicable and/or required.

Documentation requirements may apply during downtime.

Exhibit critical thinking and problem solving skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care.

Serve as the patient’s advocate.

Responsible for the supervising, teaching, mentoring, and delegating licensed and unlicensed personnel based on their education.

Work collaboratively with interdisciplinary team members to plan and deliver care.

25 2 Patient Safety: Demonstrate proficiency in the administration of medication and treatment as prescribed by physicians, dentists, or advanced registered nurse practitioners.

Responsible for preparing and administering medications in the prescribed dosage, route, frequency and observing, recording, and reporting responses, untoward reactions, and side effects of drug therapy.

Contact appropriate Management/Administrative Staff (chain of command) as any need arises.

Observe and follow patient safety alerts by accurate and timely entry of patient information in the chart and or clinical documentation system.

20 3 Quality/Customer Service: Participate in unit based PI activities to positively impact patient outcomes.

Monitor and evaluate quality of care with the focus on nurse sensitive indicators by identifying areas for improvement and assisting in developing action plans.

Serve as a clinical resource to unit/department and to new associates.

Know Patient Satisfaction goals and expectations to meet customer needs in a positive and professional manner.

Exhibits excellent verbal and telephone communication skills with all customers.

Assists with adherence to Joint Commission, , State and other regulatory requirements.

20 4 Financial Responsibility: Supports in maintaining budget within established target by assisting with setting priorities, appropriately allocating resources, and completing charges.

Supports the department and the organization’s financial and productivity goals.

Maintains efficient time management and through adherence to time and attendance policy and completing duties within the defined shift.

15 5 Personal Growth & Competency: Maintains licensure/certification and completes all mandatory NetLearning modules, MID, leadership development education, in-service programs, and programs intended to enhance skills pertinent to assigned clinical area.

Participates in unit/department/system committees/councils.

Participates in community activities and professional organizations to enhance the visibility of the Healthcare System and to promote the positive image of nursing.

Stays current related to unit/department/organizational activities, policy and procedure changes, regulatory requirements, and KBN regulations.

15 6 Performs other duties as assigned.

5 TOTAL: 100 NOTE: Remove blank rows and use mouse to right-click on total amount above.

Click “update field” from list for auto-sum The associate shall follow the applicable safety steps required to perform their duties to ensure safety for themselves and their patients, and be in compliance with Medical Center, State, and Federal safety standards.

Examples of such steps may include: performing proper safety procedures and precautions; reporting safety concerns and incidents; using correct lifting techniques and disposing of sharps and infectious waste properly.

For Clinical and related positions
– The associate must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on their assigned unit.

The associate must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span focused on the assessment, treatment and care of the newborn, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

Required: Employee must successfully complete an orientation process that identifies skills needed to practice in their position and in their job assignment.

Skill requirements must be met and maintained to ensure employee competency.

This is achieved through an annual review of those particular skills and a work improvement plan for any non-compliant area.

SECTION IV – PROBLEM SOLVING Briefly describe two or three typical problems this position must resolve to achieve the end results listed in Section III.

Recognizes accepted prescribing limits and reporting deviations to the licensed independent practitioner and/or nursing management.

Recognizes drug incompatibilities and reports interactions or potential interactions to the licensed independent practitioner.

Acknowledges and seeks resolutions of conflict, stressful situations, and maintains professional relationships to accomplish assigned tasks.

Manages multiple tasks at once and needs to be able to prioritize appropriately while maintaining a sense of calmness.

SECTION V – SCOPE OF POSITION 1 Who (by title) does this position report to?

Nurse Manager/Assistant Nurse Manager Indicate type of supervision provided (Direct or Indirect?) Direct 2 Who (by title) reports directly to this position?

Delegates responsibilities/tasks to LPN’s and other associative personnel on a given shift Indicate type of supervision provided (Direct or Indirect?) Direct 3 Total number of FTE’s reporting to this position: N/A 4 Annual operating budget (if applicable): 1-12 per shift 5 Other dollar measures of accountability?

Demonstrates cost effective use of supplies and materials SECTION VI – WORKING CONDITIONS Describe unusual working conditions such as physical effort, exposure to environmental conditions and exposure to hazards.

Position requires physical activities such as walking, bending, stooping, standing, lifting and pulling where there is varying degrees of weight.

Exposure to noise and odor pollution, as well as, to certain chemical elements/agents where safety precautions and measures have been provided; example is blood and body fluids.

SECTION VII – ADVANCEMENT TO NEXT POSITION Identify the most likely future position(s) of advancement.

This position(s) may be a higher level or equivalent level job within or outside the department.

Advancement criteria, such as required technical knowledge (skills, education, experience), managerial capabilities, and problem solving skills should also be noted.

Next Likely Position(s): Assistant Nurse Manager, Nursing Supervisor, Nursing Instructor, Wound Care Nurse, Case Manager.

Advancement Criteria: Meets or exceeds performance standards Vacant position Meet or exceed minimum qualifications for next level