A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
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
Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee, BLS required within 6 months of hire.
Chemotherapy Administration Certification.
Department Position Summary:
The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive care appropriate to the age?s of school age to Geriatric on CWW7. The unit is primarily an Oncology Unit; Medical, Surgical, GYN and Radiation. Also served are overflow medical patients and surgical GYN patients. Oncology nurses must be familiar with chemotherapy administration and side effects. Chemotherapy administration class must be taken the first year if not certified. Select, develop, implement and evaluate plan of care. Ability to administer pharmacological drugs as ordered, perform procedures and operate equipment necessary for patient care as assigned.
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. This is done through evaluation of direct supervisor by direct observation, in a skills lab, or discussed verbally or written. Competency can also be evaluated by a formal peer review process and/or by self assessment based on objective criteria that is reviewed and validated.
Clinical competency is evaluated annually using a variety of mechanisms. It focuses on the population-specific needs of the customers served by the staff member.
Specifically for this department:
Mission: To improve the health of people we touch
Vision: To be recognized locally, regionally and nationally as a premier health system
R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: We will fulfill the mission and vision by adhering to the Standards of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.