Staff Registered Nurse (Surgery, ER, ICU, PCU, Medical Floor, OB, PACU, Family Practice)

  • Knox Community Hospital
  • 1330 Coshocton Avenue, Mount Vernon, OH, USA
  • Mar 23, 2021
Full time Health Care Nurse

Job Description


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.


  • 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.



  • 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.


  • 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.