The Registered Nurse (RN) performs direct patient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse. Performs the primary function of assessing, planning and evaluating the care of all assigned patients, Infant through life span in the Med/Surg Unit. Responsible for meeting the established policies/standards of practice for this facility. Identifies nursing problems as they relate to the individual needs of the patients - plans and carries out individualized patient care. Daily use of analytical and decision-making skills. Promotes and maintains patient safety standards. Participates in Performance Improvement activities to assure continuous Quality Improvement. Maintains cultural and diversity awareness when dealing with patients, visitors, co-workers and all other customers. Promotes a supportive, teamwork-oriented environment. Fulfills departmental responsibilities with the long-range plan, mission, vision, and values of CMC.
Demonstrates the ability to perform specific competencies as listed on the Competency Validation Checklist. Meets mutually agreed upon performance objectives as outlined on the Performance Management Plan.
Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases. Direct contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances. Subject to irregular work hours and stress due to multiple phone calls and inquiries from doctors, managers and families. Must be flexible, work at a fast pace and manage several projects at a time. Interdisciplinary contact with other health care disciplines/professionals. Handles emergency or crisis situations professionally, adapting to change as needed. Flexible in meeting the needs of the unit, i.e. change in assignments or work schedule. During low census, may be required to leave early, rotate days off or float to other departments.
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking. Must be able to utilize proper body mechanics while moving and lifting patients or objects. Frequently lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers patients. Frequently moves supplies and equipment requiring moderate physical effort to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds: employee is required to obtain assistance for lifting more than 50 pounds. Manual dexterity and mobility needed for considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and/or crouching. Able to reach above shoulders without difficulty. Able to perform several tasks simultaneously.
Med/Surg Director and Manager
LPN, PCT, Unit Secretary, and RNs (if in Charge Nurse Role)
DEGREE OF SUPERVISION REQUIRED
Minimal. Must be able to work independently.
- Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with a current GA RN license.
- Basic Healthcare Provider (BLS) Certification required within 90 days of hire or promotion.
- ACLS and PALS required within six months of hire.
- Previous 2 years experience preferred.
- Must have one year experience to qualify for PRN position.
Cartersville Medical Center is located just off I-75 (40 miles north of Atlanta and 60 miles south of Chattanooga) in beautiful...