A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient.
Required: Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
Required: Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills; knowledge of organizational functions, policies and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, applicable to those areas requiring special education.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Required: Current Licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee. Basic Life Support Certificate
Department Position Summary:
The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on North Wing Eight, which is a general, plastic, urology, ENT, vascular surgery floor. The employee must be able to care for postoperative patients requiring dressing changes, vascular checks, respiratory status monitoring, urine output monitoring, chest tubes, Vac-Pac's, etc.
The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures.
The employee must possess the ability to assess patients; select, develop, implement, and evaluate a plan of care. The employee must possess the ability to administer pharmacological drugs as ordered, perform procedures, and operate equipment necessary for patient care as assigned.
Erlanger Health System - 18 months ago