Southern Ohio Medical Center Registered Nurse in Portsmouth, Ohio
Works under the supervision of the Nurse Manager. The RN's primary job function is to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, delegate and coordinate individual patient care on a nursing unit according to unit policies and procedures. Supports each Strategic Value by providing exceptional service. Performs other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or successful completion of an equivalent High School Exam Required
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required
BLS within 90 days of hire required
ACLS within 1 year of hire required
One to two years of nursing experience preferred
Ability to develop positive interactions with patients, families, physicians, and staff in order to effectively care for patients.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills:
Hand/eye coordination in order to give injections, draw blood, start IV's, use computer, etc.
Speaking clearly to communicate with patients, families, physicians, and staff regarding patient condition and care.
Essential Physical Requirements:
The physical demand level is very heavy.
Occasionally lifts in excess of 100 pounds and frequently lifts 50 – 100 pounds when transferring and positioning patients.
Stands or walks with regular breaks for one to four hours per day when assessing and interviewing patients and providing skilled nursing.
Sits for one to three hours per day when reviewing diagnostic data and completing required documentation.
Ability to use hands for repetitive simple grasping, fine manipulation, and pushing and pulling when attending operating patient care equipment; and assists patients with personal hygiene.
Occasionally will bend, squat, climb, and reach above shoulder level
Essential Mental Requirements:
Has occasional contact with the general public and customer when performing all aspects of the job.
Occasionally works under supervision and without assistance of other personnel.
Requires the ability to cope with deadlines, adjust to irregular activity schedules, concentrates, documents, prepares, and administers medication.
Essential Sensory Requirements:
Good vision is required when providing skilled nursing, reviewing diagnostic data, and completing required documentation.
The ability to communicate clearly is required when instruction and comforting patients and their families and maintaining effective contact with physicians and a variety of hospital personnel.
Exposure to Hazards:
Works in good physical surroundings.
Occasionally exposed to dust, odor, body fluids, toxic substances, unpleasant patient care activities, and infectious diseases.
Frequently exposed to noise.
JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
The following is a summary of the major job duties of this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.
Completes nursing assessment of patients and documents appropriately on patient record.
Develops a plan based upon the assessment of patient.
Communications and collaborates with physicians and other health team members in developing a plan of care.
Initiates, manages, and participates in discharge planning process.
Implements, delegates and coordinates patient care.
Evaluates patient's response to plan of care and updates plan of care.
Facilitates patient/family teaching as appropriate.
Pre-cleans, decontaminates and transports contaminated instruments according to policy.
Performs intermediate-level disinfection and/ or high level disinfection per the Instructions for Use (IFU) by the manufacture. This includes ensuring the scopes or probes used within the department are cleaned, disinfected, maintained and stored per the IFU’s
Performs other duties as assigned.