Registered Nurse
Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Indiana

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Position summary The Registered Nurse has responsibilities/accountability for implementing the nursing process which includes assessment, developing the patient plan of care, implementing the plan of care, reassessing, evaluating and revising the plan of care. The Registered Nurse is also responsible maximizing utilization of support personnel through appropriate coordination, delegation, and supervision.Essential Job Functions UTILIZES THE NURSING PROCESSObtains accurate nursing history and documents on appropriate patient records. Assesses, documents, and reports physiological and behavioral changes of the patient. Formulates an effective, individualized nursing plan of care. Initiates discharge planning upon admission and coordinates movement toward these plans and goals throughout the admission. Implements prescribed treatment and nursing plan of care. Evaluates and revises plan of care as needed. Implements hospital and nursing guidelines and procedures in clinical practice. PROVIDES PATIENT, FAMILY, STAFF AND STUDENT EDUCATION-Identifies present and anticipates future learning needs of patient, family, and staff. -Provides information on health maintenance. -Provides information on the disease process, medications, etc. -Provides counseling and support to patients, family members, and significant others. -Provides information on illness prevention. -Assists in developing meaningful goals for patients, family members, and significant others. -Validates patient comprehension (i.e. return demonstration, verbalization of understanding, etc.) -Assists with co-worker and student orientation and education. PRACTICES CLINICAL COMPETENCE-Demonstrates competence in basic nursing skills. -Practices proficiency in technical and special skills relevant to area of clinical practice. -Maintains established safety, environmental, and infection control standards and takes appropriate corrective action for identified infractions. -Transcribes and implements physician orders, seeking clarification if needed. -Answers call lights. -Competent in assisting with the management of the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) program. Knowledge, Skills Abilities-Knowledge of nursing care principles, procedures, and practices. -Knowledge of pharmaceuticals, expected beneficial effects, potential side effects and be skilled in safe administration practices. -Ability to recognize adverse patient signs and symptoms and to react appropriately. -Must be able to identify and provide for age-specific patient needs. -Must be able to assess, interpret, and appropriately react to key data about a patient's status. -Skill in operating job related medical equipment.Minimum Position Qualifications EDUCATION Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. LICENSURE Must hold current nursing licensure for the State of Indiana. OTHER CPR certification required.

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