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CHEROKEE INDIAN HOSPITAL AUTHORITY Registered Nurse in Cherokee, North Carolina

Primary Function:Provide restorative nursing care to residents and patients, under the supervision of a licensed nurse, in accordance with facility policies and procedures. Reports resident's needs and concerns to a licensed nurse. Performs a variety of specialized professional level nursing duties which include clinical procedures, specified lab tests, health assessments, and all associated documentation and related activities as licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina.Job Duties and Responsibilities:Attends all mandatory agencies in-service/educational programs as scheduled during evaluation periodRotates weekends, holidays, and on-call duty with other nursing staffRecognizes abnormal lab results and/or changes in patient's condition, and notifies physician per agency policyRecognizes and informs supervisor of unusual or difficult nursing care problems and utilizes problem-solving skills to suggest constructive changesAttends at least 16 hours/year of work-related educational programsParticipates in QA and Performance improvement projects as assignedDemonstrates safe practices by using proper body mechanics, following policies for sharp/dangerous material handling and disposal, and reporting and/or acting to correct unsafe or costly conditionsCleans and restocks carts at the end of shifts, and as needed, to maintain current and complete nursing suppliesAdministers medications and treatments to residents as ordered by physicianMay be asked to assist with RN call duty as neededPerforms other duties assigned by supervisor to promote efficient operation of the Tsali Care CenterEducation /Experience:Current license as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina required. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required, Bachelor degree in nursing or related field preferred. Minimum one year nursing experience required, medical experience in a nursing home setting preferred.Job Knowledge:Must have a thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures and guidelines of the Tsali Care Center, standard nursing practices, applicable OSHA mandates, and related regulatory controls. Requires the ability to perform various primary care, acute care, and preventative nursing services. Must be skilled in the use of all assigned clinical and lab equipment and knowledgeable of sterile and aseptic techniques. Requires the ability to legibly document and maintain clinical records, files, reports, and logs. Must maintain specified certifications and a North Carolina driver's license. Must have good communication skills, both written and oral. Must have an understanding of the EBCI culture, lifestyles and risk factors. Six to nine months would be necessary to become proficient in most phases of the position.Complexity of Duties:Must be able to make independent decisions about patient needs while following well defined policies, procedures, and established guidelines. Requires the ability to plan, coordinate activities, solve problems, assess situations, and develop appropriate resident case management. Must use judgment and initiative to maintain accuracy of work. Must be resourceful when responding to changing circumstances. Requires the ability to recognize unusual or difficult nursing care problems and utilize problem-solving skills to suggest constructive changes.Contact with Others:Has frequent contact with residents, families, coworkers, and other health professionals where tact, courtesy, and diplomacy are required to maintain positive relationships. Requires sensitivity to others while dealing with residents and their families who may be under stress while dealing with issues of disease, old age, and poor health. Purpose of contacts is to exchange information, offer instructions, and work together to meet the residents' goals.Confidential Data:Must adhere to all tribal guidelines, EBCI policies and procedures for working with confidential data. An above average degree of discretion is required while handling patient and r