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Peninsula Regional Medical Center Registered Nurse in Seaford, Delaware

Position Summary

The Registered Nurse works as a team member under the general direction of the Charge Nurse/Manager/Director, performing a variety of nursing procedures with a patient focused approach. While functioning within the guidelines of the Delaware State Nurse Practice Act, the nurse will demonstrate knowledge in the current concepts of his/her field, performing at a level of competence that allows independent thought and action. Applies critical thinking to patient care management, assuring appropriate care based on patient needs, using age specific assessment, communications, and knowledge of physical and mental capabilities.

General Responsibilities

• Provide basic and comprehensive patient focused Care, working collaboratively with patients, families, providers and healthcare peers to ensure safe and quality care. This includes the display of flexibility in the approach to meeting other’s needs, both patients and your peers. • Safe delivery of medications and coordination of all treatments • Patient Education regarding all facets of care, including transition to next level of care. • Assist, direct and supervise assistive personnel. This includes contributing to a positive team environment and participating in conflict resolution • Set an example for other peers by fulfilling all conditions of employment in a timely manner, participating in growth activities both personally and corporately. • Accept the role of change agent in your area, and throughout our facility

Position Requirements

Experience

• Acute care experience preferred • Current BLS • Other certifications specific to work areas

Education

• Graduate of a two, three or four year Registered Nursing Program • Licensed RN in DE or compact state, or eligible for licensure

Mental Demands

  • Demonstrates organizational ability by using time and equipment effectively.

  • Works under pressure of time and accuracy, often in stressful situations.

  • Works with patients and families in crisis situations and emotional/mental alterations.

  • Demonstrates skill and accuracy in written and oral communications.

  • Frequently works with grieved, despondent, angry and mentally disturbed patients.

  • Takes necessary immediate action when handling personnel problems.

Responsibilities for Assets

  • Works with numerous expensive and complex instruments which may include IV controllers, hypothermia units, vacuum regulators, computers, portable and bedside cardiac/pressure monitors and other specialized equipment.

  • Has thorough understanding of proper working order of equipment and reports maintenance needs promptly.

  • Is conscious of and participates in cost containment efforts.

Contact with others

  • Communicates in a courteous, accurate, and timely manner with: patient, family, significant others, physicians, visitors and other health care team members.

  • Keeps private life and personal biases that may have negative impact on unit function separate from work issues.

Work Schedule

  • May be assigned to day, evening, or night shifts or a combination per departmental policy.

  • Scheduled off at least three holidays per year.

  • Required to work weekends per unit need.

  • Expected to work overtime on occasion.

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