Delivers direct/indirect patient care to patients of all ages from neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult to geriatric utilizing the nursing process through data collection and assessment; implementation and prioritization of patient’s problems and needs; and development/implementation/evaluation of a nursing plan of care. Demonstrates critical thinking to assure the delivery of safe, quality, age specific care. Delegates effectively to appropriate team members. Documents accurately and in a timely manner. Communicates and collaborates with other healthcare team members. Adheres to organizational policies and procedures; regulatory accrediting body requirements; and professional practice standards.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
- Graduate of an accredited program for nursing education, BSN preferred.
- Current licensure to practice professional nursing in the State of Ohio.
- Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS) certification required.
- Certification in specialty is preferred; other as noted below for specific units as indicated within 1 year of hire:
- Medical Surgical: certification in specialty is preferred.
- Critical Care (ICU/PCU): ACLS required ICU; PALS required for charge nurse.
- Emergency Department: ACLS required; PALS required.
- Birthing Center: S.T.A.B.L.E. and NRP required annually will complete a KCH approval fetal heart rate education assignment. NCC certification is electronic fetal monitoring required within one year of hire. ACLS preferred.
- PACU: ACLS required; PALS required
- Cardiology: ACLS required; NAPSE required within one year for the Pacemaker Clinic.
- MOCC: COHN preferred.
- Previous work experience in a patient setting preferred.
- Critical Care (ICU/PCU)/ Emergency Department: 1 year medical surgical experience and/or critical care experience preferred.
- Birthing Center: minimum of 1 year of medical surgical experience preferred; labor and delivery experience preferred
- PACU: critical care experience preferred.
- ASU: 1 year medical surgical experience preferred; ACLS and PALS required
- Cardiology: minimum of 1 year critical care experience required; 3 years preferred.
- Endoscopy: 1 year medical surgical experience and/or critical care experience preferred.
- MOCC: occupational health or emergency department experience preferred.
- Center of Cancer Care: 3-5 years medical, surgical, or critical care experience required. Oncology experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Current knowledge of the nursing role and scope of practice as defined by the State of Ohio Nurse Practice Act and the Ohio Board of Nursing.
- Current knowledge of American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics.
- Knowledge of current trends and demonstration of standards of care in assigned unit.
- Successful completion of mandatory requirements including unit proficiencies/competencies.
- Demonstration of effective problem solving, decision-making, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
- Demonstration of effective verbal and written communication.
- Demonstration of positive customer service.
- Basic computer literacy (keyboarding; order entry; word processing)
- Knowledge of and skill in using all instrumentation/ equipment for patient care in specific unit such as but not limited to IV pumps, PCA pumps, monitor/ defibrillators, and Pyxis Stations.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assesses/reassesses patient’s condition based upon observation of patient and interview of patient and/or family, physician’s diagnosis and data, diagnostic results, and relevant data from other healthcare providers.
- Uses professional knowledge to develop/revise nursing plans of care for assigned patients according to unit guidelines and criteria with expected outcomes.
- Delivers safe nursing interventions in an organized, efficient, and prioritized manner to address identified needs.
- Evaluates/re-evaluates patient’s response to nursing interventions and patient’s progress to expected outcome(s).
- Collaborates and communicates effectively with team members, physicians, and other healthcare providers to coordinate the medical and nursing plans of care.
- Accepts delegated responsibilities for functions such as, but not limited to, charge nurse for unit activities on assigned shift.
- Delegates responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
- Documents all aspects of patient care, maintains patient records and care plans in a timely manner as appropriate for unit.
- Provides patients and family members with relevant health care education and instructions regarding treatments and procedures including pre/post hospital care as appropriate.
- Assist in the orientation and training of new and tenured personnel, reassigned nurses, student nurses, Patient Care Assistants, and faculty; serves as a preceptor when requested.
- Maintains self-control under stressful situations and workload pressures without exhibiting negative behaviors.
- Demonstrates knowledge of disaster/emergency procedures and responds appropriately.
- Assumes responsibility and accountability for individual knowledge, skills, performance and behavior in accordance with hospital, division, and unit standards of care and policies and procedures.
- Utilizes measures to promote and maintain patient, visitor and personnel safety.
- Maintains patient, employee, physician, and organization confidentiality; respects the rights, privacy, and property of others.
- Demonstrates the appropriate use of infection control principles and personal protection equipment.
- Supports the mission, values, and vision of the organization.
- Demonstrates a positive attitude and takes the initiative to implement changes.