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, and supervise individual patient care on a nursing unit according to unit policies and procedures. Supports each strategic value by providing excellent care to those we serve. 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
Ability to communicate effectively required.
Ability to develop positive interactions with patients, patient families, physicians, and staff in order to effectively care for the patient.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills:
Hand/eye coordination in order to give injections, draw blood, start IVs, use computer, etc.
Speak clearly to communicate with patients, patient families, staff, and physicians regarding patient condition and care.
Essential Physical Requirements:
The physical demand is heavy. Occasionally lifts in excess of 100 pounds and frequently carries 50 pounds.
Stands or walks for greater than 50% of the shift with regular breaks when assessing and interviewing patients and providing skilled nursing.
Sits for one to three hours per shift when reviewing diagnostic data and completing required documentation.
Ability to use hands for repetitive simple grasping, fine manipulation, and pushing and pulling when attending to a patient's physical needs, operating patient care equipment, and recording responses to medications and treatment.
Occasionally bends, squats, climbs, crawls, and reaches above shoulder level when rendering skilled nursing.
Essential Mental Requirements:
Has considerable contact with the general public and customer when performing all aspects of job.
Occasionally works under close supervision and without the assistance of other personnel.
Requires the ability to cope with deadlines, adjust to irregular activity schedules, concentrates, and pay close attention to detail when performing patient assessments, completing required documentation and preparing and administering 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 instructing 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, odors, 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, evaluates and updates the plan of care based upon the assessment of the patient.
Communicates 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.
Facilitates patient/family teaching as appropriate.
Participates in hourly rounding and bedside shift report.
Answers call lights and responds to patient needs.
Performs total patient care.
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