RN - Renal Care Unit/Surg7 PRN days
Flagler Hospital - Saint Augustine, FL

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BSN revised 03/29/12

Job Description: REGISTERED NURSE (CHARGE)

Department: Medical / Surgical

Responsible To: Nurse Director

Education/Training: BSN preferred. In lieu of BSN, commitment to earn BSN within an established period of time may be required.

Experience: Based on number of experienced nurses on the unit, experience may not be required.

License: Valid State of Florida Registered Nurse License. Current BLS certification required.

Physical Requirements: Good physical condition to occasionally sit; frequently stand, walk bend/stoop, and squat; occasionally kneel, reach above shoulder level, and balance; ability to occasionally lift, carry, push, pull maximum over 50lbs with assistance; must continually be able to see, hear, speak, and use both hands to easily communicate.

Environmental Conditions: Primarily works inside ( > 75% of time) and may experience the following hazards: biological, needles and sharps, radiation, stress, noise, vibration, dust, fumes, and occasional temperature extremes.

Occupational Exposure Category: I = Job involves tasks or procedures that have exposure to blood and potentially infectious materials during the performance of duties.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs accurate and complete assessments on patients within established time frames; requests consults as indicated. Establishes and updates a patient plan of care based on periodic assessments.

Assists with providing for the physical comfort and safety of patients (i.e., bath, linen changes, feeding and toileting).

Transcribes patient orders.

Provides and documents patient education based on assessed needs. Family is included in teaching as appropriate.

Administers medications.

Requests/obtains charges for supplies and equipment.

Obtains and verifies all consent forms.

Supervises and gives assignments to Aides assigned to his/her patients.

Provides care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patient served. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patient and family.

Regularly evaluate patient’s level of pain using an approved pain scale, as evidenced by documentation on the medical record. Intervenes in a timely manner to alleviate patient’s pain and evaluate the effectiveness of relief efforts, as evidenced by documentation on the medical record; educates patients and their families to pain management at Flagler Hospital as evidenced by documentation on the medical record.

Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Director.

The above statements reflect the responsibilities considered essential to the job as identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements inherent in the job.

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