Acts as a registered nurse in the Nurse Residency Program. Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and supervises individual patient care on a nursing unit according to unit policies and procedures. Accepts responsibility for direction of co-workers in the implementation of care plans. May be required to work on other nursing units according to distribution of staff and patients.
1. Completes nursing assessment of patient and documents appropriately into patient chart. Develops and reviews and revises a plan of care, including a discharge plan, based upon the assessment of patient's needs.
2. Implements medical and nursing orders per plan of care and documents appropriately. Evaluates patient's response to care. Engages in patient and family teaching as appropriate.
3. Oversees staff (LPN & CNA ) assigned for providing patient care.
4. Collaborates with the Clinical Nurse Manager to assure the integration of the ANA ’s Scope & Standards of Practice, assuring that these standards are identified as the measurement criteria for nursing practice on the unit.
5. Performs other duties as assigned, including clinical/technical skills as required by the specific department.
6. Mandatory education and contact education requirements.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
- Demonstrates effective leadership and professional skills according to Standards of Care.
- Ability to assess a patient’s condition, formulate plan of care, select appropriate interventions, evaluate patient’s response to plan of care and to explain to patient/family about this process.
- Ability to assess, evaluate, explain, teach, problem solve using critical thinking; and perform calculations.
- Demonstrates excellent professional/clinical skills and utilization of the Nursing process of direct and indirect patient care which includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care to meet patient needs and improve patient outcomes.
- Graduate of NLNAC or CCNE accredited school of nursing (ADN, BSN or accelerated program in nursing)
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (official transcripts must be provided)
- Successful completion of NCLEX-RN and current Wyoming RN license prior to start date
- Ability to work full-time hours during year of residency (36-40 hours per week)
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