* Registered Nurse
Mary Greeley Medical Center - Ames, IA

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Under direction, provides direct nursing care to patients utilizing the nursing process, performs technical nursing functions, and upholds the standards of practice of a professional nurse.

Position Responsibilities:

Essential functions:
• Considers age, growth and development of the patient when planning, teaching and providing care.
• Functions as a leader when delegating / supervising aspects of care to team members.
• Applies teaching/learning concepts to patient and family education.
• Participates in precepting and mentoring while providing education / orientation to staff, students, and others.
• Performs de-escalation and violence management interventions to manage
physical/verbal aggression by patients.
• Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
• Communicates and collaborates with interdisciplinary team.
• Acts as a patient advocate.
• Assists patient, families, and visitors with various needs to enhance customer service.
• Documents and maintains data on patient’s electronic and paper record.
• Conducts utilization review activities with third party payers.
• Utilizes critical thinking and evidence-based practice to facilitate the nursing process in the provision of patient care.
• Assures compliance with the Iowa Nurse Practice Act and other regulatory standards.
• Performs according to the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.
• Performs nursing skills and maintains professional expertise as defined by department competencies.
• Assures safe, therapeutic environment for patients, families, visitors, and staff.
• Assures patient safety with medication administration and treatment procedures.
• Participates and maintains quality improvement initiatives to promote positive patient outcomes.

Other related functions:
• Performs related work per orientation and position competency checklists and skills validation.
• Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
• Performs other work as assigned.

Qualifications:
Required:
• Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
• For nurses hired to begin employment January 1, 2012 and after, a baccalaureate degree in nursing is required within ten (10) years of beginning employment.
• Knowledge of theory, principles, techniques and practice of professional nursing; of scientific principles and nursing research; of preparation, administration and actions of medications; of treatments and medical procedures; of counseling and teaching techniques; of medical equipment as it relates to patient care; and ability to operate and handle many kinds of complex equipment.
• Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in caring for adolescent through geriatric patients.
• Skill in effective oral and written communication in English.

License/Registration:

Current Iowa nursing license as a registered nurse required.

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