Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Inc. Registered Nurse Post Partum - Full-Time - 7 pm - 7 am - Women's Health in Hopkinsville, United States

Registered Nurses are accountable for providing safe and reliable patient care in accordance to JSMC policy and procedure, CMS standards and regulations, and Joint Commission standards and regulations by:

Identifying patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.

Establishing a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.

Promoting patient's independence by establishing patient care goals by teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.

Assuring quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.

Resolving patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.

Maintaining safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.

Protecting patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.

Documenting patient care services by charting in patient and department records.

Maintaining continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

Maintaining patient confidence and protecting operations by keeping information confidential.

Ensuring operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.

Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshop; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Completes Nursing History and Assessment accurately within the 24 hours of admission

Determines and delivers age appropriate care

Delegates duties based on complexity of patient needs

Utilization of critical thinking skills in prioritization of care

Develops, prioritizes, updates and maintains individualized plan of care

Coordinates and collaborates Plan of Care with health care team

Incorporates Discharge planning needs on the Plan of Care

Documents interventions tht are accurate, pertinent, timely and legible

Administers medications observing the "6 rights"

Maintains Barcode Override rate<10%

Included patient, caregivers and disciplines in care and health teaching.

Ability to supervise staff member who provide direct patient care.

Practices within the scope of license

Aware of the Emtala regulations and follows

As a Studer Group partner Registered Nurses must have the ability to develop a full understanding of the Studer Group practices and tools and communicate them effectively. Registered Nurses must embrace the Studer Philosophies and Principals by conducting him/herself in a professional manner. Registered Nurses will be held accountable to the following Studer Philosophies and Principals:HCAHPS Patient PerceptionHourly Rounding with IntentionBedside Shift ReportAIDETDaily Huddles

Required Skills

Minimum Education Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing. Bachelors of Science in Nursing preferred.

Required Licenses: Kentucky, United States] Registered Nurses Must be licensed by the state of Kentucky or hold license in a compact state as a Registered Nurse. Maintain BLS certification. ACLS preferred.

BLS Certification - American Heart Association (Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Healthcare Provider) required, must be current.

Required Experience

Minimum Work Experience Minimum of 1 year of Medical/Surgical